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Terms and Conditions of Dissertatin Fieldwork and Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

Grantee Charlene Makley
Dr. Charlene Makley converses with a Tibetan village elder in the mountains above his village. His son sits nearby (July 2008).

Grantees are required to sign a Grant Agreement, which outlines the following terms:

Scope of Research Project: Grant Funds may be spent only on items included in the approved budget.  The research project may not be significantly modified in geographical location, topic, methodology, project personnel, budget allocation, or starting date and duration of project without prior approval from the Foundation.

Return of Funds: Grant funds used for purposes not approved by the Foundation, or not spent at the end of the grant period, must be returned to the Foundation.  If any item of equipment purchased with grant funds at an original cost in excess of $750 still has monetary value, the resale value must be returned to the Foundation; or, upon approval by the President, such equipment may be donated to an educational or scientific organization preferably in the country where the research was carried out.

Reporting Requirements:

  • Final Report summarizing the work carried out during the grant period (maximum 3 pages)
  • Abstract of the Final Report for the Foundation's website (maximum 200 words), written in a style that is clerly understandable to a non-specialist
  • Financial Accounting of all funds