Every year, the department sponsors the Nathan Altshuler Scholarship Competition, designated in honor of our founder. This scholarship supports students' summer field and laboratory experiences contributing to senior research projects in the Anthropology Department.
Eligibility is limited to rising seniors who are declared Anthropology concentrators.
We usually have about $2000 - $2500 to distribute, and often divide this amount among the most highly qualified proposals.
The proposals are due in March every year, with an announcement made in January as to specific date. Materials should be sent to the Undergraduate Director via email. These materials consist of:
*Transcript of coursework (unofficial version is fine)
*Two recommendation letters, preferably from Anthropology faculty
*A proposal no longer than 5 double-spaced pages (it's important not to exceed this limit). The proposal itself should include:
-- Research question or problem that engages with themes or theories of significance in Anthropology
-- Previous studies or background literature on the topic in question, with citations
---Methods to be employed
--Schedule and budget for the proposed research