Internal Fellowships

Fellowships provide financial support for stipends, tuition and fees, nonresident supplemental tuition, research and travel.
Internal Fellowships

courtesy of the Anthropology Museum

Fellowships for entering students

You are responsible for applying for financial assistance. The UC Davis Graduate Studies Internal Fellowships website identifies available scholarships and fellowships and contains a link to the fellowship application form. The Anthropology graduate program awards a small number of fellowships, including nonresident tuition fee fellowships, through a University Block-Grant allocation. Fellowships are awarded on academic merit and are therefore very competitive.
DEADLINE: The application deadline for admission as well as for fellowships in the Department of Anthropology is December 15. This deadline overrides any deadlines that may be posted by the Graduate Studies office. Supporting materials must include:
  • University fellowship application: Disregard the January 15th deadline notice, which applies to currently enrolled students only; the deadline for Anthropology continuing students is December 15.
  • Statement of Purpose and personal statement: You may use the same statement of purpose that you used for the admissions evaluation; a second statement is not necessary.
  • Academic record: The set of official transcripts you submitted for admission also applies to fellowship consideration; you do not need to submit a separate set of transcripts for fellowship application.
  • GRE scores
  • Letters of recommendation: The three letters of recommendation that you submitted for admission also apply to fellowship consideration; your recommenders do not need to resubmit letters for your fellowship application.

Fellowships for continuing students

All applications must be submitted electronically. Hard copy materials will not be accepted. Please follow the instructions carefully to avoid being disqualified.
Required application materials consist of:
Visit the Graduate Studies Internal Fellowships site to submit the fellowship application.
DEADLINE: Fellowship applications for continuing students must be submitted by December 1. Supporting materials must include:
  • University fellowship application
  • Letter of Recommendation from your major professor (You must register your major professor as a recommender on the electronic application.)
  • Two additional Letters of Recommendation (Note to first-year students: you may use two letters from your admissions application. However, you must register them as recommenders on the electronic application, and they must submit their letter electronically.)
  • Transcripts (provided by the Anthropology graduate coordinator)
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae (the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Intramural Training and Education offers an online Guide to Résumés and Curricula Vitae)

Crook Research Award

Anthropology graduate students are invited to compete for two travel awards, one for each Wing. Each award will be $500, and are awarded two times per year (Fall and Spring). The award is to be used for travel purposes to professional meetings in which the student is presenting a paper or poster. Students need not have an accepted paper at the time of the application and award. However, in order to receive the money, the student must present a formally accepted paper, poster, or other media presentation at a national or regional disciplinary meeting (e.g., American Anthropological Association, Society for American Archaeology). Students making a presentation supported by this award will be obligated to acknowledge the funding source and, upon their return, to write a short letter of appreciation to the Crooks describing their presentation. The selection of an awardee will be made by the Graduate Program Committees for each Wing.

To apply for the Crook Fund for Graduate Research Award, please provide the title of the presentation, an abstract (200 word max) the name and dates of the meeting you wish to attend, and a current CV. Those who have won this award previously are ineligible to reapply. The twice yearly call sent via email will include the application deadline.