The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Endowment in Anthropology was established in the late 90s by Miss Henrietta Waring in memory of her husband, Dr. Antonio J. Waring, Jr., who was one of the pioneers of Anthropology in Georgia. Dr. Waring was a pediatrician in Savannah, whose lifelong passion was anthropology. He had interests and participated in archaeological research and excavations across the southeastern United States.  It was his bequest that the Endowment monies be used to raise awareness and appreciation for the study of what it means to be human. The UWG Anthropology Department is deeply honored to use these monies to support students whose work in years ahead will continue this mission. 

Since 2010, the Department of Anthropology awards the Waring Research Scholarship in Anthropology.  This award is designed to support original student research in Anthropology and has as its goal the presentation of student research findings publicly and professionally. This award may be received in addition to a Waring Merit Scholarship in Anthropology and a Waring Student Travel Award

Applications for Waring Research Scholarship in Anthropology are requested once a year. This Fall-Spring semester award includes $1000 in scholarship, with $500 to be disbursed in the Fall semester, and $500 in the Spring semester, contingent on the receipt of a mid-term report before the end of February of the Spring term. In addition, the award supports up to $600 in research-related costs, to be reimbursed to the student based on receipts. The funds must be spent and receipts received by the end of the Spring semester. Once the funds are disbursed and the public presentations are completed, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion.  

How to Apply

Discuss your research project with faculty at the UWG Anthropology Department. Applications for Waring Research Scholarship Applications need approval of an UWG Anthropology faculty member and confirmation that the faculty member will mentor your project throughout the year. 

What to Include in Your Application

  • Abstract: A brief (150-250 words) description of your project.
  • Project Description (please label sections separately):
    • Research Proposal (3-5 pages): Please state your hypotheses, if relevant.  What will be the focus of your research?  NOTE: A research project involving living people requires CITI ethics training and IRB approval to be completed before the disbursement of funds.
    • Methods: What information will you need to gather to address your research questions?  How will you gather this information?  What methods will you use?
  • Annotated Bibliography: What existing anthropological literature will your research engage with and build on?  Please include at least 3 references and describe their relevance to your project.our training and background: What experiences do you have that prepare you to undertake this research, including classes taken, previous research (if so, list funding received, if any), extracurricular experiences, etc.?
  • Detailed Budget Proposal: You may be awarded up to $600 in reimbursement for research expenses, for which you will provide a budget.  Acceptable expenses include, for example, travel for research, travel to conferences, supplies, equipment, software, postage, printing, registration for conferences, books (up to $200 total for books).
  • Product: Your propose research products may include e.g. a public talk for faculty and students in the Anthropology Department, a professional presentation, which could consist of a public oral or poster presentation (such as at UWG Scholar's Day or a professional conference), or the submission of a manuscript for publication.  Please specify the venues you plan to present in (Note: you do not have to commit to anything, but provide realistic suggestions).  As part of your final product, you will need to turn in a hard copy of the text of your presentation. 

When to Apply

The deadline for Waring Research Scholarships in Anthropology is October 1st, 2021 @ 11:59 PM.

Waring Research Award Application Form


Research Project

Upload your complete Research Proposal here.

Your complete Research Proposal should include:

  1. A 3-5 page proposal explaining your research project: Follow instructions on web page.
  2. An annotated bibliography: What existing anthropological literature will your research engage with and build on? Please include at least three references and describe their relevance to your project.
  3. An itemized budget description and justification.

Training and Background: What experiences do you have that prepare you to undertake this research? Including classes taken, previous research (if so, list full funding received, if any), extracurricular experiences, etc.?

Research with human subjects requires CITI training and IRB approval. Please indicate your current status regarding these applications.

CITI Training Status
IRB Training Status


Other sources of funding for this project?