Funding Opportunities


The Shelley R. Saunders Thesis Research Grant
The Shelley R. Saunders Thesis Research Grants support the costs associated with Ph.D. dissertation research. The grants support lab research, fieldwork, museum or archive work, but not travel to conferences. Student members of CABA in good standing, currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in physical anthropology, may apply.
For details, please see the following: The Shelley R. Saunders Thesis Research Grant
Field School & Training Course Bursary
The 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 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. Applications will be adjudicated based on the quality of the proposal, its relevance to the student’s academic interests, and the budget justification. Any EDI applicants will be prioritized. All successful applicants are required to provide a written report to the CABA membership on their experience to be published in the Fall Newsletter.


Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada
HSSRC is not a funding agency but it does provide links to some of the main funding agencies in Canada.

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council
On this site you can read about new guidelines, new grants and download on-line application forms.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Canadian Federation of University Women
The CFUW provides awards for a variety of disciplines. For specific awards and fellowships, please visit the link below.

The CABA-ACAB EDI Subcommittee has compiled a list of further funding opportunities, many of which focus upon equity-seeking groups.



The Wenner-Gren Foundation
The Wenner-Gren Foundation is a privately operated foundation that supports anthropological research around the world.