This research has been supported by a variety of funding agencies. Principal grants (excluding continuing institutional support directly to individuals) include:
1991 Neolithic Nomads - The Trek from Asia to North America; University Research Expeditions (PI: Bettinger).
1993 Comparing Arid Lands Adaptive Strategies in China and the USA, National Geographic Society #5086-93 (PI: Madsen).
1994 Comparing Arid Lands Adaptive Strategies in Northern China and the Western US – Part II, National Geographic Society #5339-94 (PI: Madsen).
1994 - 1995 Hunter-Gather Adaptive Strategies During the Late Paleolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-Central China, National Science Foundation #SBR-941092323 (PI: Elston).
1998-2001 Defining the Hunter-Gatherer Antecedents to Agriculture in North China, National Science Foundation # SBR-9729929 (PI: Madsen).
2000 Study of Archaeological Collections of the Central Asiatic Expeditions of 1925 and 1928. American Museum of Natural History study grant (PI: Elston).
2003-2005 AWARE U.S.-China Cooperative Research on Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherers of the Tibetan Plateau, National Science Foundation # INT-0214870 (PI: Brantingham).
2002-2003 High-Risk Survey For The Earliest Agriculture In North China, National Science Foundation # BCS-0222742 (PI: Bettinger).
2004-2005 Human-environment Interactions and the Origins of Agriculture in Northwest China, Pacific Rim Research Program (PI: Brantingham)
2005 The timing and context of plant domestication and human dietary change in Neolithic North China, Pacific Rim Research Program Planning Grant (PI:Barton)
2006 The Preagricultural Components at Dadiwan, Shao Dian Village, Gansu Province, Northwest China; National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration (PI:Bettinger)
2006-2007 Human Diet and Domestication: a critical evaluation of low-level food production in northwest China; Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (PI:Barton)
2007 The Archaeology of Archaic and Early Modern Humans in Northwest China; The Leakey Foundation (PI:Bettinger)