The SPA/Lemelson Fellowships are designed to provide graduate students working in the field of psychological anthropology with funding to pursue exploratory research for planning their dissertation research and methods training to prepare for dissertation research. Up to a maximum of $6,000 in funds can be requested to cover travel expenses, research expenses and any other reasonable and justified expenses. Normally, fellows receive their awards after their first or second year of graduate training as they develop their dissertation research projects. Students at other points in their education may apply with an explanation of their situation, but funding may not be used to support any portion of dissertation field research. In all instances, research projects supported by the funding should have the potential of advancing the field of psychological anthropology.
Six fellowships will be awarded in 2015 with awards expected to range between $4,000 and $6,000 depending upon need.
Applicants need not be graduate students in departments of Anthropology, but must be SPA members at the time of application. To join the SPA, you must join the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and select the SPA as your section. Full details on AAA membership can be found on their Membership Webpage. Fellowships are open to all students without regard to citizenship or residence. Further details on the fellowship can be found with the application instructions.
Application Deadline: 12 PM (Noon) EST on Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Please contact the SPA’s Secretary / Treasurer, Harold Odden, if you have any questions on the fellowship program or application.
All award and selection committees abide by the SPA’s Conflict of Interest Statement and Recusal Policy.
For information on current fellows, click here.
For information on past winners, click here.