Question 1: Describe the research that forms the basis of this application and the conclusions that you have drawn.(Note: If you are including a short period of additional research in your fellowship application, explain why additional research is needed and the relevance of this research to your publication plans.) [approximately three pages, single-spaced]
When answering this question, applicants should clearly describe their specific research questions and preliminary conclusions. They must make clear how their findings further anthropological debates and add to the existing literature. Applicants are advised to make sure that their theoretical claims are supported by appropriate evidence from their research. The Foundation looks carefully for proposals that acknowledge and discuss an applicant's research in the context of the large body of work done by international scholars.
If a period for additional research is included in the proposal, the objective and significance of this component should be included in the answer to Question 1. Applicants should be explicit about how this research relates to the completed research and its importance. Applicants should remember that the underlying objective of the award is to support writing for publication.
Question 2. Describe your research process (the research design you used to gather your evidence). How have you used this evidence to support the conclusions that you have drawn? [approximately one page, single-spaced]
Applicants should provide a brief review of the actual research conducted, focusing on the kind of evidence collected, the analysis used, and the reasons underlying the choice of the specific methodology, or methodologies, employed.
Question 3: Outline the publication/s that will result from the fellowship. [approximately one page, single-spaced]
Applicants should state their publication plans. Provide an annotated outline of the book's chapters or a description of the articles and the subjects that these articles will address. Please be specific about the content of your book/articles and the journals or publishers you will approach. Indicate if a book contract is already in hand or if publishers or journal editors have already shown interest in your work.
In addition, applicants should describe what needs to be done during the fellowship period to bring the project to a successful completion (e.g.