Funding Opportunities

Check out some of the funding opportunities through CoPAA. If you have a suggestion for a grant, project funding, or other financing opportunity you would like to feature here, get in touch!

Currently we offer funding through the:

Visiting Fellows Program

SfAA Travel Grant

Visiting Fellows Program


The COPAA Visiting Fellows Program is a short-term partnership opportunity involving a professional, practicing, or applied anthropologist (the Visiting Fellow, or VF) and a COPAA Member Anthropology Department.  The program is designed to be mutually beneficial to both parties.  The VF and Department develop a proposal to engage in a collaborative learning experience, share specific knowledge and skills (e.g., via seminars, courses, classroom discussions), and/or work on a project together.   


The program supports COPAA’s mission to advance the education and training of students, faculty, and professional and practicing anthropologists in applied anthropology.

Recipients receive two forms of support: (1) $2500 to host a Visiting Fellow and (2) $1000 in SfAA travel grants ($500 to the lead faculty application and $500 to the Visiting Fellow).

Visiting Fellows Program (download Word doc)


The structure and length of the visit should be determined by the needs of 1) the specific academic program, 2) the expertise of the faculty and 3) the skills and knowledge of the practitioner/applied visiting fellow.

The application deadline for this funding cycle is April 1.


Application Materials


Previous Visiting Fellow Reports


SfAA Travel Award for Practitioners


Starting in 2015, COPAA will accept requests for travel support for practitioners who participate in COPAA sessions at the annual SfAA meetings.


Interested practitioners should email funding requests to by February 22, 2020.


In your request, please include:

  • Name of SfAA session

  • Your role in the session

  • Budget


Maximum award is $1,000.

Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2020.


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