Preloran, Jorge R.

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
California, Los Angeles, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
October 23, 2007
Project Title: 
Preloran, Prof. Jorge, U. of California, Los Angeles - To aid preparation of personal research materials for archival deposit with the Human Studies Film Archives, Suitland, Maryland
Grant Year: 
2007
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Doretti, Mercedes

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
August 18, 2005
Project Title: 
Doretti, Mercedes, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, Brooklyn, NY - To aid Third Annual Meeting of Latin American Association of Forensic Anthropologists (ALAF), 2005, Bogota, Colombia

In September 2005, ALAF held its third conference in Bogota, Colombia, organized by the newly formed non- governmental Colombian forensic anthropology team, EQUITAS. More than 170 forensic scientists, academics, anthropology and archaeology students, social psychologists accompanying forensic work, local human rights activists, Colombian prosecutors and lawyers, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and representatives of the European Association of Forensic Anthropology (FASE) attended the five-day conference at National Museum in downtown Bogota. Fifty-eight papers and two posters were presented. Dr. Douglas Ubelaker from the Smithsonian Institute, USA gave a daylong workshop, 'Updating Forensic Anthropology Standards.' The papers presented at the meeting focused on six main topics: 1.) National and case examples showing the use of forensic sciences in the documentation of human rights violations and violations of humanitarian law; 2.) The relationship between government and non-governmental forensic teams and experts, and the different country origins of forensic anthropology; 3.) Initial research testing the application to national and/or regional context of standards and protocols for ,; forensic work based on population and contexts outside the region; 4.) The need for accreditation in Latin America for forensic anthropologists and archaeologists; 5.) The need to expand training and higher educational opportunities for Latin American forensic anthropologists, to enlarge inter-institutional agreements; and 6.) The development of an annual journal and other ALAF publications, summarizing regional work.

Grant Year: 
2005
Award Amount: 
$14,805

Scelza, Brooke Anne

Grant Type: 
Post-Ph.D. Research Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
California, Los Angeles, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
April 8, 2011
Project Title: 
Scelza, Dr. Brooke Anne, U. of California, Los Angeles, CA - To aid research on 'Female Social Support in Productive and Reproductive Domains'

DR. BROOKE A. SCELZA, University of California, Los Angeles, California, was awarded a grant in April 2011 to aid research on 'Female Social Support in Productive Reproductive Domains.' Women around the world strive to balance the dual demands of production and reproduction. Often, they rely on one another for support in these endeavors. Previous research has shown that support networks are critical to the health and well-being of women and their children. However, many previous studies relied on general self-reported measures of support and made broad correlations between support and health outcomes. The goal of this research was to offer an anthropological complement to existing research by providing a thorough understanding of why supportive relationships arise and thrive between particular individuals, how support networks change across the lifespan, and what the behavioral pathways are that lead to improvements in maternal and child health. These relationships were studied among the Himba, a highly traditional group of Namibian pastoralists. Life history interviews and health measurements were collected on more than 200 individuals. The data show that women have complex support relationships, which change according to age and marital status. The number and sex of their children, how many co-wives they have, and whether they are currently married all affect how much help women receive and their nutritional status. Children were also found to be integral parts of the support network.

Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$19,950

Greenberg, James B.

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Arizona, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
September 8, 2003
Project Title: 
Greenberg, Dr. James B., U. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - To aid the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology Oral History Project
Grant Year: 
2003
Award Amount: 
$9,381

Tyagi, Renu

Grant Type: 
Wadsworth Fellowship
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Delhi, U. of
Status: 
Completed Fellowship
Approve Date: 
March 14, 2007
Project Title: 
Tyagi, Renu, U. of Delhi, India - To aid short-term training in biological anthropology at Charlies University in Prague, Czech Republic, supervised by Dr. Charles Susanne
Grant Year: 
2007
Award Amount: 
$2,378

Chiarelli, Brunetto A.

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Int'l Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
October 4, 2002
Project Title: 
Intl. Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences, Florence, Italy (through Executive Secretary, IUAES) - To aid 15th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 2003, Florence
Grant Year: 
2002
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Xu, Jian

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Sun Yat-sen U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
April 29, 2004
Project Title: 
Xu, Dr. Jian, Sun Yat-sen University, Guanzhou, P.R. China - To aid oral-history interviews for 'Public and Private Reflection of Anthropology in China: the First Centenary'
Grant Year: 
2004
Award Amount: 
$3,500

Krebs, Edgardo C

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
July 31, 2012
Project Title: 
Krebs, Edgardo, Bethesda, MD - To aid an analysis of the ethnographic films and collections of material culture by Paul Fejos in Madagascar, Nordisk Film Archives, Valby, Denmark
Grant Year: 
2012
Award Amount: 
$6,000

Addis Ababa University

Grant Type: 
Inst. Development Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Addis Ababa U.
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
November 22, 2012
Project Title: 
To support the development of a doctoral program in anthropology at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Institutional Development Grant

The Department of Social Anthropology at Addis Ababa University launched a Ph.D program in 2010 on its own. In collaboration with anthropology departments in Europe, US, and Japan, the Department now intends to improve the theoretical and methodological training of Ph.D. students. The IDG grant will be used to intensify international exposure and exchange; improve the quality of anthropological training by bringing in experienced guest lectuerers and disseration co-advisors and examiners; upgrade the current curriculum in consultation with partner institutions; provide modest support for student field research; and build up the library and electronic resources. Ethiopia has a great need for highly trained anthropologists in academic and non-academic positions and the IDG will help the Department to train future generations to fill these positions. It will also help promote anthropology as an academic discipline in Ethiopia, where it is little known. By training local anthropologists who will do their fieldwork in their own country, we also wish to achieve a greater transparency in the dissemination of results among the researched communities and thus achieve a greater engagement.

Grant Year: 
2012
Award Amount: 
$125,000

Mencher, Joan P.

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
March 16, 2010
Project Title: 
Mencher, Dr. Joan, New York, NY - To aid preparation of personal research materials for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC - Historical Archives Program
Grant Year: 
2010
Award Amount: 
$15,000