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Franz Boas Summer Scholars

Through the special Franz Boas fund, students may apply for funding of any anthropological research, including research in the subfields of linguistics, archaeology, ethnology, and biological anthropology. Students must work with a faculty advisor appointed in the Department of Anthropology throughout the research period, apply for a supplemental grant from Undergraduate Advising and Research, and submit a non-medical human subjects protocol for approval. The exact number of grants awarded will vary from year to year depending on the quality of applications submitted and the funds available. Franz Boas grants are awarded for field research conducted in the summer. Grant recipients must enroll in ANTHRO 93, Pre field Research Seminar in the spring quarter before departing for the summer field research and in ANTHRO 94, Post field Research Seminar in the autumn quarter after returning from the summer field research. On notification of a funding award, Boas Summer Scholars must write a letter to the donor explaining briefly how their grant funds will be used and how this project will contribute to the student’s education and future goals. Stanford undergraduates who will be returning to Stanford University to matriculate in the following autumn quarter as undergraduates or Coterminal Masters students are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to honors candidates majoring in Anthropology.

Application Process

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