NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in Cultural Anthropology

Application Deadline:  January 17, 2017

The Cultural Anthropology Program awards Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) in all areas of cultural anthropological science supported by the Program. The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. DDRIGs support the development of the next generation of cultural anthropologists to pursue those questions.

The grants provide funds for items not usually available from the student’s academic institution. The awards are not intended to provide the full costs of a student’s doctoral dissertation research. Funds may be used for valid research expenses, but may not be used for post-field research writing, analysis, and thesis production costs, or for stipends, tuition, textbooks, journals, child-care, and allowances for dependents. Proposers may request up to $20,000 in direct costs and duration of up to 24 months.

The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.