Frederic Hicks International Travel Award
THE UofL DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY ANNOUNCES
THE FREDERIC HICKS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AWARD
What is the Hicks Travel Award you ask?
The Hicks Award is given to anthropology majors who show excellence in their course-work as demonstrated by their GPA, who show promise of continuing their education in anthropology or a related field, who can explain how the proposed international experience advances their education, and who demonstrate financial need.
Dr. Frederic Hicks was a professor in our department for many years. Until his retirement in 1996, he taught Mesoamerican ethnohistory and Latin American anthropology. This award is his legacy to the Anthropology Department. It is hoped that students will gain fresh insights and understandings through their travel, study, and research in new cultural settings. In the past few years, our majors have used this award for study in—among other places--Russia, Peru, Morocco, Portugal, Costa Rica, and Australia.
These funds can only be used to support participation in appropriate travel/study abroad programs which offer academic credit. Preference is given to students of junior or senior standing. A form is available in the Anthropology Department lobby. The submission deadline for the Spring ’14 Semester funding is December 2, 2013. The submission deadline for the Summer and Fall ’14 Semesters is February, 21 2014.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Markowitz.