York offers competitive funding to all qualified graduate students. Funding opportunities are provided through fellowships, research assistantships in the student’s field of study, teaching assistantships with relevant undergraduate programs, graduate assistantships with faculty members or research units, and/or scholarships and awards:

The John A. Price & Joan Rayfield Fieldwork Award

This award has been established by the Department of Anthropology in memory of John A. Price and Joan Rayfield. This annual award will be given to one MA and one PhD student in the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology on the basis of merit on their field research proposal.


MA $1,000; PhD $1,000

Application Process

The graduate program will circulate a call for applications in March of each year.