Funds for Graduate Research and Travel

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The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce three awards that provide funds for graduate student travel and research: The Daniel Hughes Memorial Fund, the Larsen Research and Travel Award, and the Elizabeth A. Salt Anthropology Travel Award. Details of each of these awards are outlined below.  

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Call for Applications, Autumn 2019 Competition
The Ohio State University
Department of Anthropology

Through the graciousness of Ms. Violeta Hughes, the Daniel Hughes Memorial Fund will help support graduate and undergraduate student travel to regional, national, or international professional meetings. To apply for the fund, please submit a one-page letter outlining the research you plan to present and the venue at which you will present your work. If the work is co-authored, clearly outline your personal contribution to the finished work.

Submissions are due: October 7th, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Applications should be emailed to Elizabeth Healy (healy.152@osu.edu).

The procedure for disbursement of such funds and the regulations follow:

1. Students are eligible if they are giving a presentation at a professional conference (e.g., podium, poster).

2. Applications must be addressed to the Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Anthropology.

3. Preference for support goes to students who have not previously been awarded funds.

4. Awards will normally not exceed $500.

5. For the Autumn 2019 cycle, The Hughes Memorial Fund will distribute up to $2600 to the awarded applications.

6. Co-authored papers with a faculty member will be accepted, providing it is the student who makes the presentation at the meeting.

7. Demonstration that the presentation is on the program (e.g., letter of acceptance, meeting schedule, or abstracts) must be provided when awardees request to use the funds.

8. Announcement of the availability of the award and deadlines for making a request is made in the annually.

9. If a student’s advisor is a member of the GSC at the time of the request, he/she may contribute to discussion but will not vote on the funding.

10. For meetings within driving distance of Columbus, the GSC may recommend rental of a car or van to enable a number of students to attend as an alternative to an award to a single applicant.

11. Each presentation awarded funding must acknowledge the support of the Daniel Hughes Memorial Fund, Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University.

12. Ms. Hughes will receive a personal thank you letter (see address below) from each recipient, stating the title of the presentation and the meeting at which it was presented. Funds will be held until a copy of acknowledgment letter is given to the Fiscal Officer– the copy will be sent to SBS Development Officer and kept on file.

Mrs. Violeta Hughes
4322 Kenmont Place
Columbus, OH 43220

13. All funds must be preapproved before any purchases or travel plans are made.

14. Travel reimbursement form and all original receipts must be turned in to the Fiscal Officer and approved for payment.

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The Ohio State University
Department of Anthropology
Call for Applications for the Spring 2020 Competition will be announced later

The Larsen Research and Travel Award provides support for graduate student research and research-related travel.  All graduate students in the Department of Anthropology are eligible to apply.  Funds may be used to pay for research expenses that will significantly increase the quality of the research project, including but not limited to travel to field sites or research collections, supplies and equipment, and laboratory analyses.   Travel to conferences is not allowable.

Awards will normally be limited to $1000.  Larger amounts may be considered at the discretion of the GSC. Any equipment purchased with award funds will become the property of OSU and will remain in the Department after the project has been completed. Equipment purchases may not exceed the funded amount.

Expenditures must be completed within a year of receiving the award; otherwise the award will be forfeited.

Applications must include the following items:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • The title of the project, a brief description of the research to be conducted, and an explanation of how the award would contribute to it (no more than 2 pages)
  • A proposed budget including itemized cost estimates
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The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 call for the Elizabeth A. Salt Anthropology Travel Award.  The Award is made possible through the generosity of Betsy Salt (M.A., OSU Anthropology, 1975).  The Salt Award provides support for graduate student research-related travel.  All graduate students in the Department of Anthropology are eligible to apply.  Funds may be used to pay for travel to field sites, facilities, or collections that will contribute significantly to the quality of the proposed research. Travel to conferences is not allowable

Awards are normally limited to $500.  Supplies or equipment may be purchased as ancillary items, but the primary funding is for travel. Any equipment purchased with award funds will become the property of OSU and will remain in the Department after the project has been completed. Equipment purchases may not exceed the funded amount. 

Expenditures must be completed within a year of receiving the award; otherwise the award will be forfeited.

Applications must include the following items:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • The title of the project, a brief description of the research to be conducted, and an explanation of how the award would contribute to it (no more than 2 pages)
  • A proposed budget including itemized cost estimates
  • For the Autumn 2019 call, the Salt Award will distribute up to $1700 among the awarded applications.

Applications must be addressed to the GSC and emailed to Elizabeth Healy, no later than October 7th,  2019. Please contact Elizabeth Healy, healy.152@osu.edu, with any questions.

Awardees will be asked to write a personal thank you letter to Ms. Salt (see Elizabeth Freeman for the address), stating the title of the project and the location of travel. Funds will be held until a copy of the acknowledgement letter is given to the Fiscal Officer – the copy will be sent to SBS Development Officer and kept on file.