The department wishes to encourage student travel to domestic and international conferences. All students presenting a sole- or first-authored conference papers or posters are eligible for a departmental travel award, with priority given to Ph.D. students. The amount of this award varies between $150 and $250 per year, depending on departmental resources.
The department offers funding to master’s and doctoral students to pursue summer research and fieldwork toward the masters’ degree or to complete pilot research in furtherance of efforts to secure external sources of funding for doctoral research. Applications for departmental research and fieldwork funding are due April 1.
The Graduate School offers travel funding to Ph.D. students who are presenting sole- or first-authored papers or posters at academic conferences of national or international standing. Ph.D. students are only eligible to receive these funds twice during their time at USC, and only once in any single fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). The graduate school offers up to $500 for domestic travel and $800 for international travel in four application cycles.
The Graduate School administers several Trustee Fellowships, for which master’s or doctoral students are eligible. The Rhude M. Patterson award ($5,000) is given each year to two outstanding female graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. All anthropology graduate students are eligible for several other Trustee Fellowships, including the C.C. Royal ($2,500), George M. Reeves ($750), and Dera D. Parkinson ($750) fellowships. Note: George M. Reeves, supported the South Carolina Archaeological Research Trust.
The Walker Institute for International and Area Studies offers the Ceny Walker Graduate Travel Grant of up to $2,500 for international research or study. The Walker Institute also offers several Graduate Fellowships, up to $3000, for students pursuing relevant international research. Interested students should consult the Walker Institute for further details.