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Conference and Workshop Grants

PLEASE NOTE: This season we are offering support for virtual workshops (maximum award of $5,000) and virtual conferences (maximum award of $20,000).  "In-person" workshops and conferences have a maximum award of $20,000.

Given the continuing uncertainty with pandemic conditions around the world, applicants should build flexibility into their plans with regard to in-person meetings.


Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.

Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend.

Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.

Application deadlines for Conference and Workshop Grants are June 1 and December 1. The June 1 deadline is for conferences and workshops to be held no earlier than January of the following year. The December 1 deadline is for conferences and workshops to be held no earlier than July of the following year.Decisions will be announced within 4-6 months of the deadline.

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation's online application submission procedure.

For more detailed information on program requirements, application procedures and review criteria, please refer to the links below:

Important Information for Research Projects Based in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Crimea, and Venezuela.