Undergrad Anthropology Association Field School Fund
Anthropology is not done from an armchair, it often requires collaborating and interacting with different communities and researching in unfamiliar spaces. Supplemental learning opportunities (i.e. field schools and workshops) in anthropology allow students to explore their interests and get needed hands-on anthropological experience. While they often are not technically required for graduate school or careers, the invaluable knowledge they give makes them a must. Those who are able to attend gain an advantage over the students who for economic reasons could not. Costs for field schools can add up for undergraduate students. They may have to pay for plane tickets, room, and board when they get there, all on top of expensive tuition.
We are seeking to help economically disadvantaged students afford the various costs associated with supplemental learning opportunities. The financial obligations tied to Supplemental learning opportunities serve as an obstacle that continues to block economically disadvantaged students from anthropological work. We hope you will help us in this goal to make anthropology more accessible to all.