Funding Opportunities

You should always apply to as many funding opportunities as you are able. This doesn’t just enable better research, it also looks great on your CV!


Research and Creative Opportunities Grant Program for WWU Graduate Students: 
This program provides grants of up to $1,500 to support graduate students engaged in research/scholarly/creative work with faculty. Deadline: The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) solicits proposals three times a year, fall, winter, and spring quarters. The grant period is 12 months and funds become available immediately upon award notification.

The Ross Travel Grant supports WWU graduate student travel for the following purposes: to present papers at professional meetings and conferences, to exhibit works of art at national and international showings, and to perform, direct or produce within professional performing arts venues. $500. Deadline: rolling.

You should fill out your FAFSA as soon as possible on or after October 1st to secure financial aid for the upcoming academic year.

You should plan to apply for an NSF GRFP in Social Sciences. These highly competitive research grants provide 3-years of full funding for MA students. Deadline: October 22, 2020.

Research Funding:
Ruggles-Gates Fund for Biological Anthropology  1,000 GBP for MA research. Deadline: March 31, 2021.

Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society Scholarship Award – Up to $5,000 for undergraduates wishing to pursue a career in anthropology. Deadline: March 15, 2021.