Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund

No application deadline.

The Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund was established in 1991 in honor of Ruth Schlossberg Landes, Ph.D. (1908–1991) for interdisciplinary research and publications on subjects that were of interest to Dr. Landes during her professional and academic career.

Dr. Landes conducted fieldwork among Afro-Brazilians, African-Americans in the United States of America, and American Indians, including the Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Sioux. She worked in Canada, Brazil, England, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and in the U.S.A. Her research topics included, but were not limited to, aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion. Information on the work of Dr. Landes can be found in the Ruth Landes Bibliography and in the description of her professional papers at the National Anthropological Archives (NAA), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Grants are available for individuals and institutions. Funding preference will be given to research proposals on the specific subjects reflected in the Ruth Landes Bibliography. Special consideration will be given to applicants who work within Landes-related materials, including the papers and unpublished manuscripts at the NAA. Applications for publication subventions and multi-year grants will be considered.


Grants are available to scholars and other professionally qualified individuals of recognized merit for work toward a doctoral dissertation, for postdoctoral work, or for independent scholarship. Eligibility is limited to United States citizens and permanent legal residents.
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