Student Awards & Grants

The FAS Dorothy Moore Student Grant

The Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) is making available $500.00 to be awarded annually to archaeology students (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) who are currently enrolled in a Florida university. The grant money will assist students conducting archaeological research in Florida. Grant funds can be used to cover the costs associated with archaeological fieldwork, special analyses (e.g., radiocarbon dates, faunal or botanical analyses, soils analysis, etc.), and, in some cases, travel expenses associated with presenting a paper based on the student’s research at a professional meeting.

Students interested in applying for the grant should submit a letter, not to exceed two pages, that describes the project for which the funds are being requested; what research question(s) or problem(s) are being addressed; how the funds will be applied to these problems; what, if any, additional funds will be used to accomplish the research; and how the research will contribute to Florida archaeology. The applicant should include a budget indicating the amount requested and describing how the money will be spent along with a letter(s) of support from faculty. For more information, or to submit your application, contact: Dr. Robert Austin, FAS Student Grant, P.O. Box 2818, Riverview, FL 33568 or via email to roc_doc@verizon.net.

2018 Recipient Jamie Rogers
University of  Central Florida

Jamie Rogers receives the grant award check from Robert Austin and FAS President, Jason Wenzel.

Sally McKeige Research Award

In honor of Sarah “Sally” McKeige, the Southeast Florida Archaeological Society (SEFAS) is pleased to announce a one-time competitive award in the amount of $500 to a student currently enrolled in a degree granting Florida College or University. The grant money can assist the student with conducting archaeological research in southeastern Florida. A Skidmore graduate, Sally acquired a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Hunter at 60 years of age. A Founder and President of the Southeast Florida Archaeological Society (SEFAS), Sally was an avid sailor, outdoorswoman and archaeologist who worked to conserve the environment and preserve history.

Grant funds can be used to cover the costs associated with archaeological fieldwork, specialized analyses (e.g., radiocarbon dates, faunal or botanical analyses, soils analysis), and, in some cases, travel expenses associated with presenting a paper based on the student’s research at a professional meeting. Students interested in applying for the grant should submit a letter, not to exceed two pages, that describes the project for which the funds are being requested; what research question(s) or problem(s) are being addressed; how the funds will be applied to these problems; what, if any, additional funds will be used to accomplish the research; and how the research will contribute to Florida archaeology.

2018 Recipient Ryan Harke
University of South Florida

SEFAS President, Katie Higgins, and FAS President, Jason Wenzel, present the award check to Ryan Harke.

WMSLSSAS Student Travel Grants

The Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society (WMSLSSAS) is pleased to offer $200 supplemental travel grants to two eligible students who present a paper or poster at the FAS Annual Meeting. The grant can be used for expenses pertaining to the meeting (including hotel, registration, and travel expenses). Students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program and first-time FAS presenters are eligible to apply.

For consideration, send a letter of request for an FAS Travel Grant with your paper or poster abstract, copy of current student ID, and proof of registration to Jodi Johnson at jodijohnsonrossi@gmail.com Selection of awards will be based on review of the letter of application and abstract, and proof of conference registration and university enrollment.

Rachel Hilt, University of Miami with her poster "Analysis of Shell Tools from Little Salt Spring"
Rachel Hilt, University of Miami with her poster "Analysis of Shell Tools from Little Salt Spring"
WMS/LSSAS president Steve Koski presented their Travel Grant check to UWF graduate student Christina Bolte at the FAS Chapter meeting.

2018 Recipients
Christina L. Bolte, University of West Florida 
Rachel Hilt, University of Miami

Student Prize Competition

Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in degree granting collegiate programs are encouraged to compete for a prize. The student must submit a paper of original research that contributes to our understanding of Florida’s cultural history.

Contestants must register for the conference and submit a copy of their paper by the respective deadlines below and make an oral presentation at the FAS meeting. The oral presentations must be drawn from the written paper.

Judging criteria for student papers and oral presentations are: quality of writing, overall presentation, quality of arguments and supporting data, and overall contribution to our understanding of Florida’s cultural past and/or present. Prizes will be awarded during the Saturday evening banquet.

2018 Recipient Kendall Jackson
University of South Florida

Kendall Jackson accepting book award from Bob Austin and Jason Wenzel.

All photos by Steve Koski

Chuck and Jane Wilde Archaeological Research Award

The annual Chuck Wilde Archaeological Research Award is given by the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of two exemplar avocational archaeologists who dedicated years of their lives promoting education that prioritized the significance of South Central Florida’s cultural resources. This award is only offered to students continuing in the field of Florida archaeology and its use is limited to archaeological research costs. The award ($500.00) might be applied toward processing fees such as C14 dating, participation in fieldwork opportunities, or in research materials. Each student that submits a paper or poster at the FAS Annual Meeting (either may be co-authored by a professional) will have the opportunity to enter the competition.

NOT AWARDED IN 2018