The Experiential Learning Fellowship in Anthropology* is intended to provide an anthropology undergraduate with the opportunity to have a meaningful experience in another culture, with the specific goal of enhancing his or her understanding of cultural diversity.
Award: One student per academic year will receive a maximum award of $5000.
Student Eligibility: Only anthropology majors who have an overall GPA of at least 3.0, have obtained at least sophomore status, and who have completed a minimum of 12 credits in anthropology, including ANTH 102 (Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology) are eligible to apply for these funds.
Project Eligibility: Any experience or project which will allow a student to become intimately familiar with another culture is eligible for funding. The ideal proposal will both expose a student to another culture and provide a meaningful research experience. These funds can be used to support a Senior Capstone project. They may also be used to support an experience or project conducted in conjunction with Junior Year Abroad. The expenses associated with experiences such as attending field schools and conferences are not eligible.
Application Procedure: Identify an Anthropology faculty sponsor and submit the attached application to Professor Lawrence Greksa, 236 Mather Memorial. Electronic proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred but not required. The Anthropology faculty will evaluate the submitted proposals and select the proposal to be funded. [If you are proposing a project involving human subjects, you will need to obtain approval from the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Funds will not be released until such approval has been obtained. You will work with your faculty sponsor to obtain IRB approval.]
Application Deadline: All applications must be received by February 27, 2015. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Announcement of the award will be made in early April.
Letter of Recommendation: One letter of recommendation describing the qualifications of the applicant and the feasibility of the proposal must be submitted to Professor Lawrence Greksa, 236 Mather Memorial. Electronic proposals to email@example.com are preferred but not required. The letter of recommendation will normally be written by the faculty sponsor but it may be written by anyone with appropriate expertise to evaluate the project.
Final Report: A report must be submitted to and approved by the faculty sponsor by the end of the semester following the fellowship.
* The Experiential Fellowship in Anthropology is possible through the generous support of Mr. Jonathan Plimpton, a 1969 graduate of the Department of Anthropology of Western Reserve College.