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Ph.D. Funding


Doctoral Assistantships

Qualified incoming Ph.D. students are eligible for doctoral instructional and teaching assistantships (20-hour positions). The department and university are committed to providing up to five years of funding per student. Possible exceptions are when a student has indicated that they do not need funding. Visit this page for more info about assistantships.

Department of Anthropology Scholarships

The John Michael Kilby Memorial Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Anthropology was established in 2018 in support of student research. The Fellowship annually awards multiple research grants between $1,000-$4,000 to full-time graduate students pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate in anthropology. Graduate students in archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology are eligible to apply. Contact Dr. David Kilby for more information.

The Grady Early Fellowship in Forensic Anthropology is an award based on academic excellence. Contact Dr. Danny Wescott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, for information:


Students presenting the results of their research at professional conferences may seek travel funding from the Department of Anthropology, the College of Liberal Arts, and The Graduate College. Visit our graduate travel page (Texas State NetID required for login) or contact Mary Gibson, graduate program assistant, for information:

Graduate College Scholarship and Fellowship Information

The Graduate College offers scholarships and fellowships for current and incoming graduate students.

Financial Aid

For information about financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.