Student Awards & Grants

The FAS Dorothy Moore Student Grant

The Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) is making available $1000.00 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.

Applications for the 2024 award are now being accepted and can be sent to: Greg Hendryx, FAS Student Grant, 8298 Bayberry Road, Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL 32259 or via email to Deadline for applications is March 31, 2024.


Emilee McGann is an M.A. student in archaeology at the University of Florida (UF). She will use the $500 award to obtain C14 dates to support her research at a potential pre-Clovis site at Boca Ciega Millennium Park, in Pinellas County. The site was previously investigated by UF paleontologists who found lithic artifacts in situ with Pleistocene fauna. Emilee’s research will address whether this is an anthropogenic deposition of fauna and, if so, is it pre-Clovis in age? Additional questions relate to inferring terminal Pleistocene environment and ecology from the fauna represented. Congratulations on your award!

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.


The 2021 FAS Student Paper Prize was presented to Crystal Wright of the University of South Florida for her paper titled “An Edgefield Ceramic Assemblage from the Lost Town of St. Joseph, Florida.” Crystal analyzed historic ceramics from the Depot Creek Depot site (8Gu199), which was a transfer depot that serviced the town of St. Joseph, Florida (1836-1844). St. Joseph was an economic boomtown that competed with Apalachicola in antebellum Florida. The town disappeared after an epidemic, fire, and hurricanes. Congratulations on your prize!