The William Warren Endowment

The William Warren Endowment Fund supports student research into the human past. Awards may be made to undergraduate or graduate students who propose advanced scholarship or research in archaeology, biological anthropology, Classical languages and literatures, hominid paleobiology, or paleontology. The money may be used to cover airfare, room and board, and/or tuition expenses.

For information on applying for 2019, please visit the the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships website.

The endowment was created by a generous gift from William Warren, a retired Foreign Service Officer, who received a B.A. in 1967 from what is now the Elliott School of International Affairs. He was American Consul in Adana, Turkey, served as Charge d'Affaires of the American Embassy in the Solomon Islands and in Samoa, and held other overseas posts. Warren established two awards, the Thomas and Ola Herbert Reidling Undergraduate Award for B.A. or B.S. candidates and the Zelma Reidling Warren Bannister and William Warren Graduate Fellowship Award for M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.

In 2008, the fund's first year, five undergraduates received awards to aid their work at Megiddo, a Bronze and Iron Age site in Israel. Since then, the Megiddo excavation continued to benefit from Warren awardees, but undergraduate and graduate students have also worked elsewhere in Asia, East Africa, and North America.

Please apply on the online fellowships system. Instructions for the application process can be found here.


William Warren Award Recipients

For past recipients, please click here.