Gifts to the UCF Foundation provide critical support for students, faculty, programs and facilities. Gifts from our alumni, friends, community and charitable organizations enrich academic programs, help purchase equipment and allow UCF to continue to offer special opportunities to students and faculty. We invite you to take a look at some of the giving opportunities available within the UCF Department of Anthropology.


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Anthropology General Fund

Giving to the Anthropology General Fund is a great way to target your gift to the Department. Needs change with time but could include anything from recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, bringing subject matter experts to campus for public lectures, or recruitment of top faculty for the department. Your gift to the Anthropology General Fund allows the Department to address its most pressing needs.

To give to this fund, please click the Give Now button and type “Anthropology General Fund” in the comments section.

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Trevor Colbourn Anthropology Endowment Fund

Supporting graduate student research within the Department of Anthropology at UCF is a top priority.  All graduate students can apply for funding on a yearly basis through a competitive grant process administered by Department faculty.  While preference is given to students conducting M.A. and Ph.D. research in Latin America (Central and South America, and the Caribbean), graduate students conducting research throughout the world are supported by this fund.

To give to this fund, please click the Give Now button and type “Trevor Colbourn Anthropology Endowment Fund” in the comments section.

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Kerkenes Project

The Kerkenes Project Fund

Giving to this fund supports the ongoing archaeological excavations and geophysical surveys at the Iron Age site of Kerkenes in central Turkey (  This work includes historical research into this important city, destroyed around 550 BC in a war between Cyrus the Great, the first Persian Emperor, and Croessus, the last king of Lydia.  It also includes ethnographic, paleoenvironmental, material science, architectural, urban planning, and modeling and simulation research.  Finally, it also supports the development and implementation of innovative technologies, such as the Documenting And Triaging Cultural Heritage Project (, to support this multi-decade long project and to help preserve cultural heritage around the world.

To give to this fund, please click the Give Now button and type “The Kerkenes Project Fund” in the comments section.

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Once a Knight, always a Knight

Supporting UCF is a big part of what it means to be an AlumKnight!

More than 100,000 UCF alumni live and work in the Central Florida region, but it isn’t the only place we’re represented. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, boosting UCF’s reputation nationwide. Every gift (big or small) to UCF counts.

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The UCF Alumni Association is a vast network of working professionals. Together, we engage in community service, offer scholarships, and provide discounts on services, tickets to games and cultural events. Visit the UCF Alumni Association Web site to start making alumni resources your own.