The CABA-ACAB Student Field School & Training Course Bursary is now open! Applications due April 19, 2024

Posted by dpadmin on Mon, Mar 18, 2024

Information & Guidelines

The CABA-ACAB Student Field School & Training Course Bursary is a funding opportunity available to undergraduate and graduate students participating in national and international field programs or training courses related to biological anthropology. As an organization, CABA-ACAB takes pride in its large and vibrant student membership and, as such, this bursary is meant to offset some of the costs associated with these important experiential opportunities for our student membership. Two bursaries will be awarded each year, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. Application adjudication will be based on the quality of the proposal, its relevance to the student’s academic interests, the budget justification, and the existence of financial need. EDI applicants will be prioritized.

Application deadline: APRIL 19th 2024

Bursary amount:
1 undergraduate award - $500
1 graduate award - $500


  • Must be a current CABA-ACAB student member (this will be confirmed with the secretary-treasurer at the time of application adjudication).
  • Bursaries will only be awarded once at either the graduate or undergraduate level.
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in a Canadian institution (university, college, etc.) at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Commit to providing a short report (500-1000 words) about the experience for the subsequent CABA-ACAB newsletter.

How to apply:
Applications can be submitted in English or French as a PDF to CABA-ACAB President, Andrea Waters-Rist, at and Secretary-Treasurer, Rebecca Gilmour, at, on or before April 19th, 2024. Text should be no smaller than 12-point Calibri or Times New Roman, use 1.5 spacing, and page margins no smaller than 2.0 centimetres.

Applications must include the following:

  • Completed application form.
  • Unofficial transcript from current institution.
  • 1-page proposal with a description of the field school or training course, how it will benefit your biological anthropology education, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
  • Budget with justification (i.e., travel costs, accommodations, program fees, etc.).
  • Confirmation of registration in field school or training course (e.g., letter from field/lab program director or supervisor confirming participation).
  • Curriculum vitae.

Award announcement:
Awards will be announced no later than May 17th, 2024.

Review committee:
The review committee will be made up of five CABA-ACAB members. Three faculty members, the student representative, and one member from the EDI committee.


  • Upon completion of the field school or training course, the student must provide a certificate of completion or letter from the program director confirming the field school or training course was completed.
  • If a student is awarded the funds but does not complete the field program, they will be required to repay CABA-ACAB with their membership suspended until a full repayment is made.
  • If a student does not complete the required CABA-ACAB newsletter report, they will be ineligible for other CABA-ACAB supports (i.e., Shelley R. Saunders thesis research grant, travel reimbursements, etc.).
  • If funds cannot be allocated to suitable candidates in either the undergraduate or graduate category, then both awards can be given in the same student category.
  • Questions can be directed to Andrea Waters-Rist at or