Student Fieldwork Award

Mark Hartmann Student Fieldwork in Anthropology Award

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The Mark Hartmann Student Fieldwork in Anthropology Fellowship is a financial award to help anthropology students conduct anthropological field research and training. Student applicants may use the award for projects in any subfield of anthropology, and it may be used for fieldwork anywhere in the world. Expenses covered by the award may include, but are not limited to, tuition and related travel expenses.

Jessi Perren

Jessi Perren in Belize

Each year, the recipient’s name is engraved on the Hartmann Memorial Plaque which is permanently displayed in the departmental office. Recipients are also invited to a college awards ceremony where they will be formally recognized and presented the award.

Who Can Apply?

All UALR Anthropology majors are eligible to apply!

Most successful applicants plan their fieldwork project well in advance.  We encourage you to talk to the Anthropology faculty members about the possibilities.

How to Apply

SPECIAL NOTE FOR 2022 – Due to the pandemic, this year we can only accept applications for projects taking place in the United States.

To apply, send a written proposal (approximately two pages long) to by 5pm on Friday, April 22, 2022.

The proposal should include:

  • dates, location, and program of the fieldwork *
  • role of the project in your educational plans and future directions
  • a plan for communicating the experience in ways that promote the anthropology program.**
  • a budget that details actual and estimated costs of participation (include the costs of the field project and any associated travel)

In most years we have at least $1,500 to award.  Depending on the program you want to attend, you may be also eligible for study abroad scholarships or financial aid to help cover any costs above what this fund has available.

*Be sure to include relevant information about acceptance into a program and/or permission to do research. If it’s a field school, for example, have you applied? Been accepted? If not, when will you know?
**We require a poster presentation and something we can put on our website. It would also be nice to have photographs we can display and also sell to help raise money for the award. But what else can you do?

Award Obligations:  Giving Back and Showing Thanks

Award recipients must write a handwritten personal letter of appreciation to each of the donors prior to disbursement and are expected to send a second letter (preferably with a photo) after the fieldwork describing the experience.  Award winners also must share their experience with other anthropology students and the public by giving a talk, writing something for our website, having a photo show, making a video, or some other approved way to let the world know what you learned and gained personally from the fieldwork you undertook.

Past Hartmann Fellows

Angie Hoaglin: Archaeology Field School through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Reller prairie Research Station (2021)

Noah Currey: Archaeological field school at “La Biagiola” in Tuscany, Italy (2019)

Rhouis Allen: Archaeology Field School in Coconino National Forest, AZ (2018)

Hannah Dorsey: Biological Anthropology work at  ADBOU (Anthropological Data Base Odense University) a skeletal collection at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense (2017)

Dea Garrison: Bioarchaeology Field Training – Lost Churches Project – Medieval Funerary Excavation in Romania, Europe (2016)

Allie Griffin:  Ethnographic field school in Malta, Europe (2015)

Anna Jones:  Archaeological field school in Missouri. (2014)

Mackie O’Hara: Paleoanthropological field school in South Africa, Swartkrans, South African National Heritage Site . (2013)

Susanne Crouch: Archaeological field school in Alabama. (2012)

Leigh Anne James:  Archaeological field school in Peru. (2011)

Lyndsay Ballew: Arkansas Archeological Society Training Program, Toltec Mounds State Park. (2010)

Samantha Smith: Forensic Field School, University of Tennessee. (2010)

Jessi Perren:  archaeological and ethnoarchaeological field project at the ancient Maya site of El Pilar, Belize. (2009)

Meghan Matherne:  archaeological field school in Ireland. (2008)