This scholarship is established to fund travel to Mesoamerica to conduct preliminary work that may allow students to carry out individual research in the area. Appropriate activities include first visits to research sites, language and/or paleography training, or other preliminary activities that may be essential to the successful completion of individual fieldwork or related research.
A total of approximately $1,000 is available each year; this may be split among more than one student. Spring 2013 applications are due March 25th. The winner(s) are announced in April and recognized in a symposium in May, when they present summaries of their proposals. Please contact the IMS office at (518) 442-4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org for updates on each year's specific deadlines.
All graduate students formally enrolled in a degree program in the Department of Anthropology with research interests in Mesoamerican Studies, in all subdisciplines, are eligible for this award.
Three copies of the proposal should be submitted. Proposals should consist of the following:
1. Cover Page: available in the IMS office, Arts and Sciences (AS) 233, or available for download here.
2.Project Description: This should be a short description of the proposed project (2-3 single-spaced typed pages). It should include the purpose of the trip and the ways in which the specific project will benefit the student's larger research agenda. The description should demonstrate the student has conducted bibliographic background research on the areas of interest in the field.
3. Schedule and Budget: In one page, provide a proposed schedule of activities and a budget of expenses. Include actual or potential sources of funding beyond this award.
4. Curriculum Vitae.
This award is available for Summer or academic year-long projects.
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