You can get course credit for internships that are approved by the department. You need to connect with an Anthropology department faculty member who will sponsor your internship and help you in applying for credit. Visit the UNC Anth department website for more details.


Scholarship Opportunities


If you are looking to stand out in the sea of recent college, few ways are more effective than independent research. Completing research demonstrates an ability to plan, coordinate, and follow-through on a project, while also allows a student to acquire experience, confidence, and skillsets that he or she would otherwise lack. However, research can sometimes be expensive. Resources both within and beyond the university can provide students the funding necessary to make research goals a reality. The list below, while not all-encompassing, can help guide the process of identifying what scholarships exist and what they are designed to support.



Name Funding Amount Deadline Website
The SURF Grant $3000 Late February Link
The Burch Fellowship Up to $6000 Mid February Link
The Carolina Global Initiative Award Up to $6000 Mid February Link
The Class of 1938 Scholarship $5000 Late January Link
The Senior Honor Thesis Award $500 Late February Link
Matching Funding $250 Rolling Link
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship $2500 + Tuition (Summer)

$5000 + Tuition (Academic Year)

Late January Link


Additional Sources

For a complete list of UNC funding options, visit the Carolina Internal Funding Database ( and the Embark Carolina Funding Finder (


For more information on the process of beginning, conducting, and presenting research, or to set up one-one-one meetings with experienced research specialists, check out the UNC Office of Undergraduate Research (