External Grants

In a typical year the department and its archaeology service units generate more than $1,000,000 in grants, financial awards, and contracts. This places Anthropology among the top five departments in the College of Arts and Sciences for the total amount of sponsored research projects. Visit University of Kentucky Research for more information on research support and programs at UK.

A select list of grants obtained by faculty, staff, and students:

Grant or Award Principal Investigator Amount

 

Fiscal Year 2017 (7/1/2016-6/30/2017)

   
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: "We are being left to 'blight'": Investigating Understandings of Food Insecurity in a Kansas City Neighborhood Targeted for Food Justice
Ann Kingsolver, Chhaya Kolavalli 18,107
Felburn Foundation
Middle to Late Holocene (8000-3000 B.P.) Environmental Change and Human Ecosystem Dynamics in South-Central Kentucky
George Crothers, Justin Nels Carlson 10,000
Dirección de Investigación Científica y Posgrado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras/Office of Cientific Research and Graduate Studies, Honduran National Autonomous University
Beca Básica de Investigación/Basic Research Grant: Development with Identity or Commodities with Identity? Lenca Craftswomen, Honduras' Identity Politics, and Global Economies of Culture
Ana E. Hasemann Lara 3,500
     

Fiscal Year 2016 (7/1/2015-6/30/2016)

   
Wenner-Gren Foundation
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant: Constructing Community and Complexity: Hinterland Interactions at the Ancient Maya Settlement of Crescencio
Scott Hutson, Celine C. Lamb 16,667
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Resource Mobilization and Network Formation within Forced Migrant Communities
Kristin Monroe, Daniel Joseph  
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Effects of Social Change on Household Quality of Life and Social Cohesion
Scott Hutson, Barry Kidder 24,560
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Enterprising Farming Families of Southern Appalachia and the Mexican Bajio
Ann Kingsolver, Mary Elizabeth Schmid  
National Science Foundation Cultural Anthropology and Geography and Spatial Sciences
Variables Influencing Increased Agricultural Yields in Areas of Socioeconomic Transition
Sarah Lyon (with Tad Mutersbaugh) 138,966
National Endowment for the Humanities
Transforming the PhD Planning Grant: Careers beyond the Academy
Sarah Lyon 25,000
P.E.O. International 
P.E.O. Scholar Award: Ministries of Education: Moral Visions of State, Society, and Schools in Iraqi Kurdistan
Diane E. King, Diana P. Hatchett 15,000
National Security Education Program 
Boren Fellowship: "Claiming Kurdishness": Ethnic Identity Claims and Political Engagement among Kurdish University Students in Istanbul
Lydia Shanklin Roll 9,500
CDC - The National Istitute for Occupational Safety and Health
Develop Safety and Health Items for Research with Hispanic Immigrant Workers
Sarah Lyon 13,500
Cave Research Foundation
Graduate Student Research Grant: Assessing Human Activitites, Sediment Deposition, and Pedogenesis at Crumps Cave Vestibule and Sink, Warren County, Kentucky
George Crothers, Justin Nels Carlson 2,500
Latin American Council for Social Sciences (CLACSO)
Dissertation Research Grant: Theories and Paradoxes of Postneoliberalism in Latin America: State Redistribution and Accumulation by Dispossession among the Kichwa Indigenous Communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Karla Encalada-Falconi  
Society for Economic Anthropology
Halperin Award: Gendered Politics of Food-Related Labor in Morocco
M. Ruth Dike 2,500
Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
Graduate Research Grant: Hindu Temple Conflict, Bhakthi Religiosity, and Village Temple Consciousness Among the Jaffna Tamils in Post-War Sri Lanka
Pathmanesan Sanmugeswaran 2,000
     

Fiscal Year 2015 (7/1/2014-6/30/2015)

   
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Resilience in Adaptation to Social Change
Scott Hutson, Gavin Davies 24,847
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Assessing Prehistoric Labor Relations through a Geoarchaeological Study of the Portsmouth Earthworks
George Crothers, Stuart Nealis 11,080
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Enterprising Farming Families of Southern Appalachia and the Mexican Bajio
Ann Kingsolver, Mary Elizabeth Schmid  
Kentucky Oral History Commission
Consumerism, Progressivism, and Class Identity at 20th Century Company Coalmining Towns
Richard Jefferies, Zada Komara 4,703
Kentucky Department of Military Affairs
Military Affairs Cultural Resources
David Pollack 160,000
Georgia Department of Historic Preservation
Radiocarbon Dating of Samples from the Spanish Mission Period Site of San Joseph de Sapala, Sapelo Island, Georgia
Richard Jefferies 3,000
Indiana University African Studies Program
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
Chelsea Cutright 7,500
Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
Graduate Research Grant: Postneoliberal State, Redistribution and Indigenous Communities in Ecuador
Karla Encalada-Falconi  
     

Fiscal Year 2014 (7/1/2013-6/30/2014)

   
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Influences on Nutritional Status among Alaska native Older Adults of Anchorage, Alaska
Deborah Crooks, Britteny Howell 26,500
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Growing Change? Community Gardens and Urban Citizenship in Southeast Michigan
Kristin Monroe, Megan Maurer 11,385
Wenner-Gren Foundation
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant: Growing Change? Community Gardens and Urban Citizenship in Southeast Michigan
Kristin Monroe, Megan Maurer  
Army Corps of Engineers
Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter Pilot Project
David Pollack 135,066
National Science Foundation
Senior Research Grant: Enlarged Network Integration as a Response to Social Change
David Pollack, Gwynn Henderson, Heather Worne 157,285
National Science Foundation
Long Term Social Stability in the Tres-Zapotes Region
Christopher Pool 240,000
National Science Foundation
Matacanela Archaeological Project
Marcie Venter 159,971
The Weissberg Foundation
Gender Equity in Quality-Oriented Global Value Chains: Certified Organic, Fairtrade Coffee Production in Oaxaca, Mexico
Sarah Lyon (with Tad Mutersbaugh) 55,000
The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research 
Fellowship
Diane E. King  
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Language Study in Turkey
Lydia Shanklin Roll  
     

Fiscal Year 2013 (7/1/2012-6/30/2013)

   
National Science Foundation
Long Term Social Stability in the Tres-Zapotes Region
Christopher Pool, Michael L. Loughlin 240,000
National Park Service
Conservation Assessment of War of 1812 Saltpeter Works, Mammoth Cave National Park
George Crothers 78,993
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Political Ecologies of Value: Tourism and Social Conflict in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Sarah Lyon, Ryan Anderson 12,188
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Carrer Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty
Kristin Monroe 30,000
Intel Corporation
Grant to Investigate Trust and Risk in the Use of Mobile Technologies
Hsain Ilahiane 10,000
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Language Study in Turkey
Lydia Shanklin Roll  
     

Fiscal Year 2012 (7/1/2011-6/30/2012)

   
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Community Responses to Local Resource Extraction
Mary Anglin, Julie Shepherd Powell 16,715
National Science Foundation
Strategies of Data Archiving for Cultural Anthropology, Using Gwembe Tonga Research Project Data
Lisa Cliggett 49,922
National Park Service
Big South Fork Oral History Indexing and Transcription Project
Kim McBride 42,000
     

Fiscal Year 2011 (7/1/2010-6/30/2011)

   
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: The Cultural Politics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Diagnosis of Difference
Mary Anglin, Travis Hedwig 16,000
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Missing Links: Investigating the Socially-Differentiated Effects of Land Cover Change in a Rural Zambian Frontier
Lisa Cliggett, Allison harnish 5,500
National Science Foundation
Workshop on Food Insecurity and Mental Health
Deborah Crooks 29,677
National Science Foundation
Collaborative Research: Uci-Cansahcab Regional Integration Project
Scott Hutson 113,539
National Science Foundation
DDRIG: Factors Shaping Adolescent Nutritional Status in a Low-Income Neighhborhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Deborah Crooks, Jennifer Williams 12,259
National Science Foundation
DDIRG: Exchange Mechanisms, Consumption and Household Provisioning Strategies: Maya Economy and Political Economy at Kiuic, Yucatan, Mexico
Christopher Pool, Christopher Gunn 14,267
Kentucky Heritage Council
Survey and Assessment of Archaeological Resources on Flint Island, Meade County, Threatened by River Bank Erosion and Illegal Digging
George Crothers 6,800
American Museum of Natural History
Plant Uses and Subsistence Strategies of Prehispanic Chiefdoms in the Western Venezuelan Llanos
Renee M. Bonzani  
     

Fiscal Year 2010 (7/1/2009-6/30/2010)

   
National Science Foundation
Fellowship: Expanding Cultivation, Land, and Livelihood Transformations in Southern Morocco
Lisa Cliggett, Karen rignall 4,856

National Science Foundation
Fellowship: Health Strategies of Transnational Workers: Eldercare Workers in Genoa Italy

Mary Anglin, Patti Meyers 9,851
National Park Service
Conservation Assessment of War of 1812 Saltpeter Works, Mammoth Cave National Park
George Crothers 28,500
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
Humanitarianism as Politics: Internally Displaced Persons, Health and Citzenship in the Republic of Georgia
Erin Koch 52,250
National Science Foundation
Fellowship: The Social and Political-Economic Dynamics of Foodways in Peri-Urban Honduras
Sarah Lyon, Aeleka Schortman 10,500
National Science Foundation
Fellowship: The Effects of the Migration on Gender Norms and Relations: The Post-Repatriation Experience in Bor, South Sudan 
Monica Udvardy, MaryBeth Chrostowsky 14,918
Geogia Department of Natural Resources
Archaeological Investigation of Mission Period Activitiy on Sapelo Island, Georgia
Richard Jefferies 5,000
The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)
Humanitarianism as Politics: Internally Displaced Persons, Health, and Citizenship in the Republic of Georgia
Erin Koch (with Elizabeth Dunn, University of Colorado Boulder)  

 

   

Fiscal Year 2009 (7/1/2008-6/30/2009)

National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Social Categories and Health Care Outcomes: HIV Positive African American Women and Survival in the Urban South
Mary Anglin, Alyson Anthony O'Daniel 7,991
National Science Foundation
Seminar: Tonga Timeline- Appraising 60 years of multidisciplinary research in Southern Province, Zambia
Lisa Cliggett 15,012
Lambda Alpha
Graduate Research Grant: Indeginous Women and Development: Impacts of Ethnodevelopment and Participation in Gender Relations in the Ecuadorian Highlands
Sarah Lyon, Maria Moreno 2,500
Lambda Alpha
Graduate Research Grant: The Effects of Migration on Gender Norms and Relations: the Post-Repatriation Experience in Bor, South Sudan
Monica Udvardy, MaryBeth Chrostowsky 2,500
The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Health Effects of Displacement in post-War Georgia
Erin Koch  
     

Fiscal Year 2008 (7/1/2007-6/30/2008)

National Geographic Society
Waitt Grant: Ancient Maya Political and Economic Transformations: Settlement Survey of the Ucí Intersite Causeway, Yucatan, Mexico
Scott Hutson 11,631
Virginia Academy of Science
Research Grant: Ceramic Analysis of Late Prehistoric Groups in Southwestern Virginia
Richard Jefferies, Maureen Meyers 1,150
National Geographic Society
Committee for Research and Exploration Grant: Archaeological Identification of Frontier Chiefdoms at the Edge of the Mississippian World
Richard Jefferies, Maureen Meyers 19,045
University of Kentucky
Dissertation Enhancement Award
Richard Jefferies, Maureen Meyers 2,836
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Women's Health and Illness in a Migrant-Sending Community in Southern Mexico
Mary Anglin, Mary Alice Scott 2,900
     

Fiscal Year 2007 (7/1/2006-6/30/2007)

National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Healthcare and Citizenship among Unionized Service Workers in Central Appalachia
Mary Anglin, Becky Fletcher 11,980
Fulbright Institute of International Education
Fulbright Student Grant
Mary Anglin, Mary Alice Scott  
Wenner-Gren Foundation
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant: Exploring Sustainable Consumerism as a Response to Perceived Environmental Risk
Lisa Cliggett, Cindy Isenhour  
Fulbright Institute of International Education
Fulbright Student Grant
Lisa Cliggett, Cindy Isenhour  
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Exploring Sustainable Consumerism as a Response to Perceived Environmental Risk
Lisa Cliggett, Cindy Isenhour  
National Science Foundation
Major Research Instrumentation Grant: Acquisition of Geophysical Survey Equipment and Computer Processing Support for Archaeology
George Crothers 93,693
Sigma Xi
Grant-in-Aid for Dissertation Research
Richard Jefferies, Maureen Meyers 1,000
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Federal Historic Preservation Fund: Archaeological Survey and Limited Testing of Site 12Hr12 and the Surrounding Floodplain in Harrison County, Indiana
Richard Jefferies, Rick Burdin 47,455
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Absentee Ownership and Common Property Resource Management: The Case of Herd Management in Rural Mongolia
Peter Little, Daniel Murphy 7,800
Fulbright Institute of International Education
Fulbright Student Grant
Peter Little, Daniel Murphy  
Wenner-Gren Foundation
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant: Communal Resource Management and Rural Inequality in Post-Socialist Mongolia
Peter Little, Daniel Murphy  
Lambda Alpha
Graduate Research Grant: Absentee Herd-Ownership and Common Propoerty Resource Management in Rural Mongolia
Peter Little, Daniel Murphy 2,000
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Tepango Valley Archaeological Project
Christopher Pool, Wesley Stoner 14,967
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies
Classic Period Development in the Tepango Valley, Tuxtla Mountains
Christopher Pool, Wes;eu Stoner 9,932
     

Fiscal Year 2006 (7/1/2005-6/30/2006)

University of Kentucky
James S. Brown Award for Graduate Student Research in Appalachia: Painting the Mountains: An Investigation of Art and Tourism in Appalachia
Mary Anglin, Kristin Kant 1,500
National Science Foundation
Linking Ethnography to Place: GIS Training for Anthropological Migration in a Zambian Frontier
Lisa Cliggett 49,997
National Science Foundation
Nutrition Security in Context of Migration in Southern Province, Zambia
Deborah Crooks, Lisa Cliggett 105,375
National Science Foundation
Acquisition of Geophysical Survey Equipment and Computer Processing Support for Archaeology
Christopher Pool, George Crothers, David Pollack, Jonathan D. Phillips, and Richard Jefferies 93,693
Access Fund
Intentional Site Burial of Two Rockshelter Sites in the Red River Gorge of Eastern Kentucky
George Crothers, Leigh Grench 3,000
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Land Tenure and Conflict Dynamics in Pastoral Areas of Southern Ethiopia
Peter Little, Dejene Debsu 12,000
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Becoming Mobile Pastoralists: Desedentarization among the Ful'be of Tanout, Niger
Peter Little, Karen Greenough 12,000
Social Science Research Council
International Dissertation Research Fellowship: Becoming Mobile Pastoralists: Desendentarization among the Ful'be of Tanout, Niger
Peter Little, Karen Greenough 20,000
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Population Displacement, Household Livelihood Security, and Social Relations in a Peri-Urban Area of Ethiopia
Peter Little, Andu Meharie 7,354
     

Fiscal Year 2005 (7/1/2004-6/30/2005)

National Endowment for the Humanities
Study and Publication of Archaeological Collections from Qasr Ibrim, Nubia
William Adams 58,799
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museum Collections for the Public: Facilitating Lifelong Learning in Kentucky
George Crothers 96,314
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Canoncillo (JE-205) Mapping Project in Peru: Form, Function, and Meaning
Tom Dillehay, John Warner 11,990
Wenner-Gren Foundation
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant: Development and Displacement in Peri-Urban Areas of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Impacts on Youth and Households
Peter Little, Andu Meharie  
Global Livestock-Collaborative Research Support Program
Jim Ellis Mentorship Program Award: Land Tenure and Conflict Dynamics in Pastoral Areas of Southern Ethiopia
Peter Little, Dejene Debsu  
Fulbright Institute of International Education
Fulbright Student Grant
Michele Rivkin-Fish, Jill Owczarzak  
Lambda Alpha
Graduate Research Grant: Mapping HIV Prevention in Poland
Michele Rivkin-Fish, Jill Owczarzak 2,000
     

 

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