The department offers more than 140 courses per year. One semester at a Big Ten University may be arranged under CIC Traveling Scholar Program. There are summer archaeological field schools in southern Indiana, Wyoming, Mexico and at other locations. Since 1986, the Skomp Distinguished Lecture Series brings eminent scholars to campus to lecture and interact with students. Summer field research feasibility grants of up to $3000 for preparation of PhD research proposals are available. The department offers specialization in socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology. Special programs include concentrations in medical anthropology, paleoanthropology, archaeology in social context, and anthropology of food. Students can also develop curriculum with concentrations on topics such as culture, media and performance, environmental and economic anthropology, American Indian studies, anthropology of the arts, paleopathology, North American archaeology, several ethnographic areas, among other topics and obtain certificates in global human diversity and ethnography of communication. IU Bloomington offers regular courses in more than 70 languages.
Graduate: Multi-year Graduate School diversity fellowships plus tuition waiver; College of Arts and Sciences graduate recruitment fellowships plus tuition waiver;Associate Instructor positions, plus tuition waiver; 1 HRAF Graduate Assistantship; several area centers offer NDEA Title VI (FLAS) Foreign Language and Area Study fellowships that have an online application (www.indiana.edu/~flas). Research fellowships may be available through associated research centers and laboratories. Inquires should go to respective directors as listed above. The department awards summer research feasibility awards, yearly AI teaching awards, graduate and undergrad paper prizes, and an economic anthropology paper prize. Other IU awards and graduate student information listed at www.graduate.indiana.edu
The department has seven associated research centers, eleven research laboratories, and one associated museum. Research centers include: American Indian Studies Research Institute (AISRI) and Center for the Documentation of Endangered Languages (CDEL); Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest (CAPI), Dir. K. A. Pyburn; Center for the Analysis of Socio-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL), Dir. E. Brondizio. Research Laboratories include: Primate Environmental Endocrinology Lab, Dir. M. Wasserman; W. R. Adams Zooarchaeology Lab; Ancient DNA Lab of Molecular Anthropology, Dir. F. Kaestle; Evolutionary Anthropology Lab, Dir. V. Vitzthum; Human Biology Lab, Co-Dir. A. Wiley and V. Vitzthum; Human Origins and Primate Evolution Lab, Dir. K. Hunt; Osteology and Paleopathology Lab, Dir. D. Cook; Library/Lab in Performing Arts, Dir. A. Royce; Archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands, Dir. S. Alt; Qualitative Data Analysis Lab, Dir. K. Graber. Associated Lab: Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Dir. A. Sievert. Associated Museum: Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Dir. E Herrmann.
Departmental: (jointly with American Indian Studies Research Inst) Anthropological Linguistics; Process, the Anthropology Alumni newsletter;; Annual Skomp Distinguished Lecture Pub Series. Non-Departmental: Museum Anthropology Review, a publication of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Editor Jason Baird Jackson; the Anthropology of East Europe Review, Editor Sarah Phillips.