Department Fellowships

Lichtstern Student Conference Travel Awards
Travel grants of up to $600 per year (only for transportation and conference fees, NOT accommodations, food, etc.) for Anthropology graduate students who are third year or beyond to present a paper at one professional academic conference.  Application consists of sending an e-mail with “Lichtstern Travel” in the subject line to Anne Ch’ien amchien@uchicago.edu requesting support and indicating the name, date and place of the conference where the paper will be delivered and the title and abstract of the paper.
Deadline: Rolling, one month prior to when the award will be used

Leiffer Fellowships
Leiffer Fellowships are designed to assist students in developing viable research projects.  Such projects generally include preliminary fieldwork, travel, or other activities that will help prepare for later dissertation research.  The funds are not intended for training (language training, coursework, etc.) but for carrying out independent or semi-independent projects or visits leading to the definition of research issues and the development of master's papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation fieldwork.  Travel to conferences will not be supported.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek outside funding before/in addition to applying for a Leiffer award.  Preference will be given to students for whom funding for such research is not available from other sources and second priority to those whose research budgets exceed other available funding. Post-field students are not eligible to apply.  Competition is announced each Spring through the Anthropology e-mail network.
Deadline:  early-to-mid-April

Department of Anthropology Mark Hanna Watkins Post-Field Fellowships
$5,000 / one-quarter awards from the Departmental Watkins fund to ease the transition from field-work to write-up.  Competition is held in late Spring and is announced via e-mail.

Department of Anthropology Mark Hanna Watkins & Lichtstern Dissertation Fellowships
$25,000 stipends for the final year of dissertation write-up.  Competition is announced each Spring in March with a due date of Approx. April 1.  Harper, Markovitz, Mellon & Watkins/Lichtstern all use the same application, which is circulated via e-mail.