Call for Applications: The William A. Lovis Research Fund in Environmental Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology encourages all graduate students to apply for The William A. Lovis Research Fund in Environmental Archaeology. This fund is intended to support interdisciplinary environmental archaeological research bridging anthropological archaeology and the natural, physical, biological and earth sciences. It is designed to underwrite and enhance the work of graduate students who investigate human/environment interaction for deeper time periods prior to Euro-American colonization episodes worldwide.

How to apply: Application should be made via letter (no more than two pages in PDF format) addressed to the Archaeology Faculty and must be sent to Cathi Pierce ( by the listed deadline with the name of the fund as the subject heading. Applicants should provide an overview of their progress in their program of study and eligibility, description of their research or other eligible activity, and a specific discussion about their anticipated use of the funding.  Any applicant who previously received any department archaeology award (William A. Lovis Research Fund in Environmental Archaeology, Alumni and Friends Fund for Archaeology, or Lynne Goldstein Fellowship) must also include a separate written summary of no more than one page providing details on what was done with the previous award(s), how this new application is distinct from previously funded work, and how the new proposed work articulates with previously funded work (if relevant).

In addition to the letter of application, a detailed budget and budget justification (no more than two pages in PDF format) must be included in the application material. All applicants should have their advisor’s approval for the application and proposed activity.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduate student enrolled in anthropological archaeology within The Department of Anthropology, specializing in interdisciplinary environmental research and in good standing with MSU.

Funding: The total amount of funding available this year will be $1500

Deadline: April 17 5 p.m. EST