The following Awards & Funding Resources were last updated July 2024.

AAA Prizes and Awards

AAA offers a number of prizes and awards that you can apply for yourself or nominate someone else. Please click the link to view the AAA Prizes and awards

AAA Section Awards

Many sections of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) offer prizes and awards for their members. Please click the link to view the AAA Section Awards.

The Illinois Database of Grants and Fellowships for Graduate Students

This UIUC Fellowship Finder searches internal and external grants and fellowships. 

Awards & Funding Resources

American Association of Biological Anthropologists (AABA) Awards & Funding 

AABA Awards & Funding

  • AABA's Highest Recognition Awards
  • AABA Grants
  • Funded Programs
  • AABA Student Award

Society for Applied Anthropology Awards & Prizes 

SfAA Awards & Prizes

The Society for Applied Anthropology proudly sponsors prestigious awards including the Malinowski Award, the Peter K. New Award, and the Sol Tax Award; as well as co-sponsoring the Margaret Mead Award with the American Anthropological Association. In addition, the Society offers 12 student travel awards to help offset the costs of attending the Annual Meeting.

Distinguished Awards

  • Bronislaw Malinowski Award
  • Margaret Mead Award
  • Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award

Other Awards

  • Peter Kong-ming New Award
  • Bert Pelto International Travel Award
  • Robert A. & Beverly H. Hackenberg Award
  • J. Thomas May Memorial Internship

Student Annual Meeting Travel Awards

  • John Bodley Travel Award
  • Human Rights Defender Travel Award
  • Michael M. Cernea Travel Award for Involuntary Resettlement
  • Del Jones Memorial Travel Award
  • Gil Kushner Memorial Travel Award
  • Beatrice Medicine Award
  • Edward H. & Rosamond B. Spicer Travel Award
  • SfAA Student Endowed Award
  • Valene Smith Prize - Student Posters on Tourism
  • Student Poster Prize - Poster Presentations

Awards & Funding for Archaeologists

Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Awards

  • Professional Awards
  • Travel Awards
  • Student Awards
  • Student Fellowship Awards

Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Awards & Prizes

  • J. C. Harrington Award in Historical Archaeology
  • Daniel G. Roberts Award for Excellence in Public Historical Archaeology
  • Carol V. Ruppé Distinguished Service Award
  • John L. Cotter Award
  • James Deetz Book Award
  • Kathleen Kirk Gilmore Dissertation Award

Archaeological Institute of America Grants & Awards

  • AIA Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology
  • AIA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement
  • AIA Wiseman Book Award (within last 4 years)

Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association

  • Gordon R. Willey Prize
  • Alfred Vincent Kidder Award
  • Student Diversity Travel Grant
  • Student Membership Award

Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Prizes/Awards 

RAI Research Grants

  • Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund
  • Radcliffe-Brown and Firth Trust Funds for Social Anthropological Research
  • RAI Biological Anthropology Small Grant Scheme

RAI Fellowships

  • Leach/RAI Fellowship in Public Anthropology
  • Urgent Anthropology Fellowship

RAI Prizes

  • Marsh Award for Anthropology in the World
  • The Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology
  • Curl Essay Prize
  • Arthur Maurice Hocart Prize and RAI Student Essay Prize
  • Film Prizes & Awards
  • Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems
  • J.B. Donne Essay Prize on the Anthropology of Art

RAI Honours

  • Honorary Fellows
  • Huxley Memorial Medal and Lecture
  • Lucy Mair Medal & Marsh Prize for Applied Anthropology
  • Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture Fund
  • Photography Studies Award
  • Public Anthropology Award
  • RAI President’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rivers Memorial Medal
  • The Curl Lectureship
  • The Henry Myers Lecturship
  • The Patron's Medal

Awards Relevant to Biological Anthropology as a Life Science 

Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED)

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Cognitive Science Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

Council of Graduate Schools Awards