(Rev. 2/22/16)

Department of Anthropology
Graduate Student Travel Award

The Department of Anthropology will make travel awards available to graduate students presenting a paper at a recognized national or international meeting. The Department will make up to 10 awards in the amount of (up to) $1000 each for Fall and Spring semesters. Awards are competitive and may be applied retroactively to conference travel completed.

Funding decisions will be based on quality of the proposal, adherence to the application guidelines, faculty letter of support, and significance of the conference and paper for the student's progress in her or his degree program. Priority will be given to students who have not traveled on Department funds during the previous year. Applications partially supported by other sources of funds will be given priority. Students are eligible to receive Department travel funds once per academic year.


Graduate standing in anthropology, UHM.


Complete the Graduate Student Travel Award Application Form and attach:

  1. A copy of the abstract originally submitted. Include names of all co-authors. Underline the name of the presenter.
  2. A copy of the invitation and conference agenda showing acceptance of the paper.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a member of the UHM anthropology faculty
  4. A projected budget.
  5. If travel was completed in Fall 2015, submit all receipts for which you received no reimbursement from other sources, as well as all other documents requested under "Completion" below .

Submit your application form and required attachments (hard copy only) to Marti Kerton, Saunders 346C.


September 15 & March 15 of each year. Funding decisions will be conveyed by the end of each month.


Upon completion of travel, students granted awards will be required to submit a copy of their paper/presentation, receipts covering the amount of the award, and a statement indicating other sources of travel support.