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Graduate Funding

Anthropology MA and MAA graduate students have several funding opportunities available to them.

Graduate Stipends

The Department of Anthropology offers a number of teaching and research awards that may include a stipend and/or fee waiver.  Students enrolled in fewer than 4 credits are not eligible to receive a stipend.  Students enrolled in 5 or more credits may be considered for a stipend. Hours of service for part-time students are prorated. Students must be in good standing academically, maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Students should not expect that stipends will be automatically renewed. Those eligible for reappointment must receive a satisfactory review by their faculty supervisor each semester. The department in its review of candidates for stipends normally gives preference to full-time, second-year, and masters candidate students. See the Financial Aid for Graduate Students section in the Boise State University Graduate Catalog for details on other graduate student funding sources.  The graduate stipends are awarded at the discretion of the department; there is no application.


Graduate Assistant-ships

The Graduate Assistant-ship in Design Anthropology is available to an incoming full-time MA or MAA student beginning their graduate education at Boise State University in the 2017/2018 academic year. The graduate student recruited under this program will have a teaching or service position in our online undergraduate Design Ethnography Certificate. https://cid.boisestate.edu/ethnography/. The Design Ethnography Certificate helps prepare students for emerging careers in user research, user experience (UX), service design, product design, branding, marketing, and organizational innovation. The GA will assist faculty, coordinate work on real design problems, and consult with industry experts, as well as develop program marketing and teach overflow sections.

THE POSITION FOR 2017/2018 HAS BEEN FILLED Application Details For Graduate Assistant-ships

The Graduate Assistant-ship for Traditionally Underrepresented Graduate Students in Anthropology is available to an incoming full-time MA or MAA student. The GA will support an individual from an underrepresented group (including Black/African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander) beginning their graduate education at Boise State University in the 2017/2018 academic year. The graduate student recruited under this program will have a research position participating in an existing faculty lab group or research projects. Lab groups focus on human behavioral ecology, archaeology of western North America, and bio-archaeology.

THE POSITION FOR 2017/2018 HAS BEEN FILLED Application Details For Graduate Assistant-ships


Anthropology Department Scholarships

The department has several scholarships that are available to graduate students.  To apply for these scholarships, go to Boise State’s Financial Aid website and click on the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships drop-down menu.  Choose Anthropology Scholarships and follow the application directions.

  • Silver Archaeological Award.  The Charlotte and Perry Silver Scholarship in Archaeological Studies award provides support of student research projects in archaeology.
  • The John and Florence Shaertl Archaeology Scholarship.  In 1992 the John and Florence Schaertl Archaeology Scholarship in archaeology was established in support of students pursuing a career in archaeology. As co-founders of the Idaho Archaeological Society, the Schaertl’s had long supported anthropology at Boise State University.
  • The Wesley Hurt Scholarship.  The Wesley R. and Mary Hurt Endowed Scholarship provides support of student research projects in archaeology.

Other Private and/or National Scholarships

Follow the link on the Boise State’s Financial Aid website to access other private and/or national scholarships opportunities for graduate students.

Private Scholarships