Research Fellowships

Research fellowships at IUMAA

 


The deadline for Research Fellowships has passed: application due dates for 2023 will be announced early in the spring.


 

The IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (IUMAA) offers research fellowships for graduate students of Indiana University. These fellowships aid research for dissertation, thesis, or related projects that make use of the IUMAA collections and resources, and/or contribute to archaeology, ethnohistory, or related subjects. Applications for work using museum collections, fieldwork within or near Indiana, or work related to sites where the IUMAA has worked receive high priority.

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Students must be working with an IU faculty member who can provide mentoring and oversight for their research. The IUMAA fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. A committee drawn from the IUMAA Advisory Committee and senior museum staff will review proposals and select recipients.

 

IUMAA Summer Research Fellowship

 This fellowship provides up to $1,800 for travel, materials, lab fees, or other expenses associated with research. Applications must include the following in a single-spaced proposal:

  1. Complete contact information
  2. Fellowship type: IUMAA Summer Fellowship
  3. Title of project and Abstract (150 word)
  4. Project description including statement of relevance to the archaeology or ethnohistory of Indiana and the Midwest (2 pp. maximum)
  5. Timeline and budget for the research
  6. Letter of support from the student's advisor/mentor for the project

The deadline for the 2022 Research Fellowships has passed.  Application due dates for 2023 will be announced early in the spring.

 

IUMAA Academic Year Research Fellowship

This fellowship provides a stipend of $19,000 and health benefits for the 2022–2023 academic year. The 10-month fellowship supports graduate students working toward finishing data collection, analysis, or writing for doctoral dissertations based on the criteria outlined above. IUMAA Research Fellowships do not provide a fee remission. Graduate students who can register for G901 are eligible. Students who have finished course work, but are not G901-eligible, or prefer to defer G901 enrollment, may apply but must be prepared to cover one credit hour of A800 per semester. Students should submit an application that outlines their dissertation and explains how their research stands to contribute to understanding the Midwestern past. The proposal must include the following in a single-spaced proposal:

  1. Complete contact information
  2. Fellowship type: IUMAA Academic Year Fellowship
  3. Title of Project and Abstract (200 word)
  4. Project description and statement of relevance to the study of Indiana and/or the Midwestern past (maximum 3 pp.)
  5. Timeline toward reaching dissertation and degree goals
  6. G901 eligibility
  7. Letter of endorsement from student's Advisor/Research Committee Chair. (If a student is applying for both summer and annual research fellowships, one letter from the advisor will suffice, but should address both requests for funding.)

The deadline for the Research Fellowships has passed. Application due dates for 2023 will be announced early in the spring.