Tribhuvan University

Grant Type: 
Inst. Development Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Tribhuvan U.
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
June 2, 2009
Project Title: 
To support the development of a doctoral program in anthropology at the Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal - Institutional Development Grant

Through a collaboration with Cornell University, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tribhuvan University aims to bring improve the theoretical and methodological training of Ph.D students and upgrade the credentials of current faculty who do not hold a Ph.D. The IDG grant will be used to upgrade the current curriculum, provide modest support for research, intensify international exposure and exchange and build up the library and electronic resources. Currently in Nepal, the research agenda in anthropology is frequently determined by NGOs and development agencies where many of the students and faculty gain their experience. The IDG will allow more freedom for the department itself to determine its academic concerns. A primary aim is to significantly improve the theoretical and methodological capacity of the anthropology department as apposed to applied/development anthropology, thereby allowing the department to be competitive and contribute internationally.

Grant Year: 
2009
Award Amount: 
$125,000

Green, Edward C.

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
January 19, 2016
Project Title: 
Green, Dr. Edward C., Washington, DC - To aid preparation of personal research materials for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland
Grant Year: 
2016
Award Amount: 
$12,500

Yang, Jie

Grant Type: 
Wadsworth Fellowship
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Toronto, U. of
Status: 
Completed Fellowship
Approve Date: 
January 18, 2002
Project Title: 
Yang, Jie, Beijing Language & Culture U., Beijing, China - To aid training in anthropology at U. of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, supervised by Dr. Hy Van Luong
Grant Year: 
2002
Award Amount: 
$12,500

Jacobs, Sue-Ellen

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Washington, U. of
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
January 25, 2011
Project Title: 
Jacobs, Sue-Ellen, Ohkay Owingeh, NM - To aid preparation of personal research materials for deposit with Special Collection University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA, and National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, MD - Historical Archives Program
Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Levi, Margaret

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Stanford U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
March 5, 2015
Project Title: 
Levi, Dr. Margaret, Stanford U., Stanford, CA - To aid workshop on 'Anthropological Epistemology and Cross-Cultural Metacategories,' 2015, Stanford U., in collaboration with Dr. Howard Morphy

Preliminary abstract: The aim of the workshop is to generate reflective discourse on anthropological epistemology. The workshop has both pragmatic and exploratory objectives, building on the theme of cross-cultural/cross-temporal meta-categories in the context of anthropology as interdisciplinary environment for research into human society. Historically anthropology has implicitly created meta-categories for a discourse that encompass different but synergistic ways of thinking about things and acting in the world -- art, aesthetics, gender, family, household, law, property, mind, and so on. The cross-cultural and/or cross-temporal meta-category is dialogic. It exists between different local categorizations, yet simultaneously strives to encompass difference. Recently a tension has developed anthropology between theoretical perspectives which focus on the problematization of boundaries and the dissolution of categories and those earlier perspectives which attempted to develop cross-cultural meta-categories in order to understand the diversity of human societies and the nature of regional trajectories. This workshop has the potential to influence future directions by reflecting on the terminologies employed and the perspectives that lie behind them and placing them in the context of the history of the discipline and the dialogical nature of the relationships with the subjects of their research.

Grant Year: 
2015
Award Amount: 
$10,000

Picanco, Gessiane Lobato

Grant Type: 
Wadsworth Fellowship
Insitutional Affiliation: 
British Columbia, U. of
Status: 
Completed Fellowship
Approve Date: 
August 15, 2001
Project Title: 
Picanco, Gessiane L., Museu Goeldi, Belem, Brazil - To aid training in linguistics at U. of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., supervised by Dr. Douglas Pulleyblank
Grant Year: 
2001
Award Amount: 
$11,500

Berlin, Overton Brent

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
February 22, 2011
Project Title: 
Berlin, Dr. Overton Brent, U. of Georgia, Athens, GA - To aid preparation of the personal research collections of Brent and Elois Ann Berlin for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, MD - Historical Archives Program
Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Shankland, David Peter

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Royal Anthropological Institute
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
September 9, 2013
Project Title: 
Shankland, Dr. David, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, UK - To aid RAI conference on 'Anthropology and Photography,' 2014, British Museum, London

'Anthropology and Photography'
May 29-30, 2014, The British Museum, London, UK
Organizer: David Shankland (Royal Anthropological Institute)

The aim of this major conference was to explore the way that anthropology and photography may be brought more closely together. The motivation was two-fold: we wanted to show that the study of photography within anthropology has general application, and that it need not be confined to a specialized sub-field. We also wanted to address the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects in a practical way, illustrating that through photography some of the inequality which is still inherent within much of the way that fieldwork is practiced, may be overcome. In the event, both these objectives were realized. The conference was sold-out, with some 500 persons in total attending (including RAI/BM and volunteers). We also were pleased to welcome to exhibit their work: Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou (Benin); Daniel Hernandez-Salazar (Guatemala); Kushal Ray (India); Pablo Rey (Argentina); and Ketaki Sheth (India). These five photographers have been invited to become corresponding members of the RAI's photographic committee. The program may be viewed permanently on the RAI's web-site at www.therai.org.uk/conferences/anthropology-and-photography. It is also planned that a series of open-access refereed pamphlets will be produced from the event, which will be published also on the RAI's web-site.

Grant Year: 
2013
Award Amount: 
$19,955

Engelbrecht, Beate S.

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Gottingen, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
April 23, 2001
Project Title: 
Engelbrecht, Dr. Beate, Institute for Scientific Research, Goettingen, Germany - To aid conference on origins of visual anthropology: putting the past together, 2000, IWF- Institute for Scientific Film, in collaboration with Dr. Rolf Husmann
Grant Year: 
2001
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Mireshghi, Elham

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
California, Irvine, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
April 8, 2011
Project Title: 
U. of California, Irvine, CA, Mireshghi, Elham, PI - To aid research on 'Regulating the Kidney Market: An Ethnographic Investigation of the 'Iranian Model' for Paid Unrelated Kidney Donation,' supervised by Dr. Michael Montoya

ELHAM MIRESHGHI, then a student at University of California, Irvine, California, received funding in April 2011 to aid research on 'Regulating the Kidney Market: An Ethnographic Investigation of the 'Iranian Model' for Paid Unrelated Kidney Donation,' supervised by Dr. Michael Montoya. This research investigates the 'Iranian Model for Paid Non-related Kidney Donation,' the world's only religiously sanctioned and bureaucratically routinized policy for kidney sales. This project is about how despite broad moral uncertainty the policy has been developed and made to endure for over fifteen years. The results build on ethnographic research in hospitals and the Kidney Patient Foundation (KPF) that developed and implements the policy, as well as a diachronic analysis of the making of the policy, including interviews of kidney donors and patients, policy-makers, patient advocates, bureaucrats, urologists - and Shi'a jurists that have decreed permissive fatwas on organ sales. The first phase of this project consisted of extensive observation and interviewing at the KPF. By following the bureaucratic dynamics, the managerial tactics, and the movement (and stasis) of knowledge within the organization, it reveals the everyday processes that help kidney selling endure, despite the policy's conflict with the moral sensibilities of the many people involved. Furthermore, by ethnographically documenting encounters between kidney sellers, recipients, and staff, it reveals the ways in which each of these actors constructs an evolving fragmented ethics on kidney selling.

Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$10,595
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