Give to KU Anthropology

You can help the Anthropology department with your generous support.  Donors fund invited speakers, student research, awards, special events, and scholarships.

How to Give

If you would like to make a contribution, you may make a secure online donation through the KU Endowment. Below you will see the list of established funds with descriptions that tell how your contribution will support the teaching and research missions of the department.

  • The Carroll D. Clark Fund, established in 1992, supports undergraduate and graduate student research, and it brings nationally and internationally renowned speakers to campus every other year. 
  • The Dennis R. and Nancy Ann Dahl Anthropology Undergraduate Awards provide cash prizes to outstanding undergraduate students in introductory anthropology classes each semester. The fund also provides an award to the student who writes the best senior honors thesis in anthropology.
  • The Mark Kappelman Award helps students pursue archaeological research in the field where they learn and practice the skills needed for site excavation.
  • The Carlyle S. Smith Memorial Fund supports research carried out by archaeology faculty and students, participation in professional conferences, and special analyses such as Carbon 14 dating.
  • The Allan Hanson Outstanding GTA Award rewards excellence in classroom teaching by a graduate student teaching assistant. 
  • The Felix Moos Scholarship in Anthropology supports the training of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who exhibit strong academic performance, natural curiosity, and a willingness to innovate and think in original ways to solve real-world problems.
  • The R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Award makes it possible for faculty members in archaeology to attend and participate in professional meetings.
  • The Anthropology Development Fund is a general fund that supports the needs of faculty and students and the department as a whole.  A donation to this fund can help promote the intellectual life of the department through invited speakers, purchase of instructional technologies, student and faculty recruitment, and promotion of collaborative teaching and research.