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William M. Bass Endowment

The William M. Bass Endowment was initiated in 1995 by a monetary gift from Dr. William M. Bass. The purpose of the endowment is to fund students and faculty within the Department of Anthropology in the pursuit of forensic anthropology research.

Since 2004, 34 different researchers have benefitted from the Bass Endowment totaling just under $100,000. These funds have assisted in covering costs of travel for data collection, the purchasing of equipment, and for reserving laboratory time for special equipment use.

How to Donate

Please follow this link, if you are interested in making a monetary donation. We are always grateful to our financial supporters.  

How to Submit (UT Students)

Please download the Bass Endowment Application Guidelines. After reviewing the guidelines, complete the Bass Endowment Application. Please contact Dr. Joanne Devlin with any questions. This endowment is open to UT students only. Please submit all application materials to Joanne Devlin.