GRAD Grants


The SJSU Department of Anthropology supports graduate research and presentations. These awards are competitive and only a limited number can be awarded each semester. Awards fall under two categories:

  1. Research and Development Grants (maximum award: $250). These grants are awarded to graduate students seeking support for a project (including work on a faculty-led project) that will form the basis of an M.A. project report or thesis.

  1. Travel Grants (maximum award: $500). These grants are awarded to graduate students seeking support for travel to an academic conference for the purpose of presenting a professional paper. Before being reimbursed for expenses, grant applicants must provide evidence that a paper has been accepted by the professional organization.

Awards are granted once each semester. Each year, application deadlines are March 15 (for Spring grants) and October 15 (for Fall grants). Students should consult with a faculty sponsor before submitting an application. Priority will be given to those who have not received other grants. A student may be awarded a GRAD Grant only once during his/her academic career.

Applications for the GRAD Grants are available  here please print and submit to the Anthropology Office (Clark Hall 469). 


Recipients of the GRAD Grants:

  • Daniel Maldonado (2019)
  • Andrew Marley (2019)
  • Simon Jarrar (2018)
  • Chelsea Halliwell (2018)
  • Jamieson Mockel (2018)
  • Megan Shaw (2018)
  • Jeffrey Greger (2018)