The Laura Good Undergraduate Research Grant

The Laura Good Undergraduate Research Grant provides undergraduate students majoring in Anthropology or Behavioral Science the opportunity to fund research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Up to $500 of support is available per student. This grant is made possible through the generosity of Laura Good, an SJSU alumna who received her M.S. in Computer Information Systems in 1980. Ms. Good's gift honors her aunt, the late Laura Thompson (1905-2000), an anthropologist who received her Ph.D. from the Univesity of California, Berkeley in 1933. Laura Thompson had a long and prolific career and conducted ethnographic research in many regions, including Fiji, Germany, Canada, Iceland and Native American communities. She is perhaps best known for her work among the Chamorro people of Guam. The SJSU Department of Anthropology is proud to honor her memory.


Recipients of the Laura Good Undergraduate Research Grant:

  • Chris Keith (2012)
  • Chelsea Halliwell (2013)
  • Lillian Luu (2013)
  • Cecilia Macedo (2013)
  • Jocelyn Langarica (2014)
  • Joseph Carpio (2015)
  • Jillian Ferini (2015)
  • Elaine Foster (2015)
  • Marissa Massaro (2015)
  • Kirk Phillips (2015)
  • Jacqueline Porcello (2015)
  • Aaron Van Valen (2015)
  • Brieann DeOrnellas (2016)
  • Arianna Heathcote (2016)
  • Denise Frazier (2017)
  • Erik Savage (2017)

Applications for the Laura Good Undergraduate Research Grant are available in the Anthropology Office (Clark Hall 469).