CMCS Grant Information – Deadline March 15

The Center for Material Culture Studies is thrilled to offer several funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students this application cycle. Please see our grant summary page for more information. The Spring deadline is March 15th.

a background image with hundreds of found objects laid out

Collection of found objects from the bottom of Amstel River, Amsterdam. Department of Archaeology and Amsterdam City, c.2000.

We’re excited to announce a new graduate student grant opportunity: the CMCS COVID-19 Relief Dissertation Writing Grants.

Please note changes to several existing grant categories for 2020-21, including restrictions on travel funding (per UD guidelines) for both graduate student and undergraduate grants (such as the Finkel Fund in Support of Cultural Internships). Regrettably, CMCS is unable to support grants for faculty subventions and field trips this academic year. We hope to be able to offer these opportunities again in 2021-22.

If you have any questions, please email