November 1st Deadline Announced for Freedman and Engaged Learning Awards

October 6, 2021

The Department of Anthropology has many partners on campus and around the world that enable our students to explore collaborative research opportunities. The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce a new round of competition for the Freedman Award for Undergraduate Research in Anthropology and the Engaged Learning in Anthropology Scholarships. 

The Freedman Fund for Undergraduate Research is funded by an endowment established by Randy ‘75 and Howard ‘74, MBA ‘75 Freedman.  The Freedman Award supports anthropological research by undergraduate students.  Research may be undertaken in support of a thesis, as part of a class project, in connection with the Anthropology Collections, or in collaboration with a faculty member. Awards of up to $3000 will be awarded for research conducted in winter or spring of 2022.

The Engaged Learning in Anthropology Scholarships were established by an anonymous donor.  The Engaged Learning in Anthropology Scholarships are designed to support students who seek training in anthropological techniques or want to participate in an anthropological engaged learning opportunity. Awards of up to $2500 will be awarded for engaged projects conducted in winter or spring of 2022.

Examples of research-related activities and Engaged Learning Opportunities that may be funded, along with details about eligibility and the application process are available at our Research Page.  The deadline for Application is November 1, 2021.

The Department of Anthropology is grateful for generous donors who make these awards possible.  They provide students with opportunities for transformative research and experiences.  

All proposals must comply with COVID-19 policies and guidelines, including student travel policies. Funds will be disbursed only for expenses deemed eligible under current Cornell guidelines.




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