COVID-19 Information

As we work together to battle the coronavirus, we will continue to offer safe and secure online sessions . Even though the American Indian Studies office(s) are closed, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by CDC, we are working remotely and continuing to provide student, staff, and faculty assistance. We can be reached Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Mountain Standard Time at 520-626-8143, or by email to

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.

Joe Ben Wheat Research Scholarship

The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Joe Ben Wheat, a leading scholar of the American Southwest. Dr. Wheat was a curator at the University of Colorado Museum for over 40 years. He was a consummate scholar of the anthropology of the American Southwest and Colorado Plains. His work in Southwestern Indian jewelry, textiles, and pottery significantly expanded the scope and quality of the Museum's collections. Applicant should be an exceptional graduate student in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Museum Studies with research focused on the American Southwest. In exceptional cases, applications from post-graduate scholars with research emphasizing the use of Dr. Wheat's collections may also be considered. A single scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually. Refer to website for address inquiries and applications.


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