Stanford University

Expanded Discretionary Graduate Aid Program

In order to address the needs of PhD archaeology students whose research and degree progress has been impacted by COVID-19, the Stanford Archaeology Center is temporarily expanding our discretionary grad aid program. The expanded program includes three components:

  1. Dissertation research funding;
  2. Teaching fellowships; and
  3. Dissertation fellowships.

PhD archaeology students may apply concurrently to multiple components to develop a coherent program of support. Contingent on continuation of current annual program funding, we expect to offer expanded discretionary grad aid from January 2022 - August 2024. Final awards will be made after verification of student eligibility and coordination with students’ home departments to avoid conflict or overlap with departmental funding and internal and external funding awards.

Stanford Archaeology Center – Graduate Award for Dissertation Research

Supplemental dissertation research funding addresses critical path dissertation research expenses that are not covered through department funding or other internal or external sources. Retroactive reimbursement of already expended funds and conference costs are not eligible.

Eligibility and Application Process:

  • All PhD archaeology students are eligible for funding
  • Award amount is based on demonstrated need. Except in extremely unusual circumstances, total per-student supplemental research funding may not exceed $5,000 per year or $10,000 total over the course of the degree program.
  • Submit application to Maria Kristina Guillen (mguillen [at] stanford.edu) by the 4th Friday of each quarter during Spring 2022 – Summer 2024.

Application:

Please submit all material in PDF format

  1. Cover sheet with name, contact information, and home department
  2. Description of research activities for which funding is requested, including schedule If the funding application addresses research delays due to Covid-19, include one paragraph describing the delay and how the proposed research will resolve this issue (no more than 1 page).
  3. Line-item budget and justification (no more than 1 page)
  4. List of other funding sources (MUST apply to at least 2 other non-departmental funding sources/applications, OR provide a one-paragraph justification explaining why other funding sources are not available for this need).
  5. A short (1-2 paragraph) email of support from faculty advisor that specifically addresses this proposal

Submit your application

Stanford Archaeology Center – Teaching Fellowship

The Stanford Archaeology Center – Teaching Fellowship provides one quarter of graduate aid and allow graduate students to teach an existing course or design and teach a new course that enhances the Archaeology Major and Minor curriculum.

Eligibility and Application Process:

  • PhD candidates who are entering Year 5 or above
  • First time applicants will be given priority
  • Submit application to Maria Krisina Guillen (mguillen [at] stanford.edu) by the 4th Friday of Spring Quarter of each year

Application:

Please submit all material in PDF format

  1. Cover sheet with name, contact information, and home department
  2. Titles and descriptions of 2 to 3 proposed courses
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy (typically 1-2 pages; may be adapted from other applications)
  4. CV
  5. A short (1-2 paragraph) email of support from faculty advisor that specifically addresses this proposal

Submit your application

Stanford Archaeology Center – Dissertation Fellowship

The Stanford Archaeology Center - Dissertation Fellowship is a new program to support advanced PhD candidates whose dissertations address issues of archaeology and heritage. Applicants may apply for one or two quarters in a given academic year.

Eligibility and Application Process:

  • PhD candidates entering year 6 or above who have exhausted departmental funding and who have applied for at least two additional sources of fellowship support.
  • Priority is given to PhD candidates students whose degree progress has been impacted by Covid-19.
  • Students who have previously received 2 quarters of Archaeology Dissertation Fellowship support are not eligible to reapply.
  • Submit application to Maria Kristina Guillen (mguillen [at] stanford.edu) by the 4th Friday of Spring Quarter of each year

Application:

Please submit all material in PDF format

  1. Cover sheet with name, contact information, and home department
  2. Dissertation description (500 – 1000 words; may be adapted from other fellowship applications) 3. Timetable for the completion of your degree, including a schedule of work and outcomes for the proposed fellowship quarter(s). If degree progress has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please include a paragraph describing the delay and how this fellowship will support degree completion (up to 1 page)
  3. CV
  4. A short (1-2 paragraph) email of support from faculty advisor that specifically addresses this proposal.

Submit your application