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PLEASE NOTE: We are not approving proposals for in-person conferences or workshops to be held before September 1, 2021.


  1. The application must be made by a professional anthropologist who is the primary organizer of the proposed conference or workshop. A co-applicant can be specified on the application. Applications are not accepted from students without a co-applicant who has a doctorate and holds an established academic position.
  2. Requests by individuals for grants to attend meetings are not accepted.
  3. Applications submitted for the June 1 deadline must be for conferences or workshops held after January 1 of the following year. Applications submitted for the December 1 deadline must be for conferences or workshops held after July 1 of the following year. The Foundation can accept applications up to two years in advance of the meeting.
  4. Current conference/workshop grantees must have completed all requirements of their existing award before an application for a new conference/workshop grant can be accepted. The following also applies:
    • Current conference/workshop grantees may apply for research grants before the completion of their conference/workshop grant.
    • Current research grantees (Post-Ph.D. or International Collaborative) may apply for a conference or workshop grant before the completion of their research grant.
    • Applicants may submit simultaneous applications for a Conference or Workshop Grant and for a Post Ph.D.Research Grant.
    • Individuals cannot be Organizer or Co-Organizer on more than one grant application (Conference or Workshop) per season.
  5. Multidisciplinary meetings are encouraged; however, the primary aim of the meeting must be to address anthropological theory and debate.
    • Priority is given to conferences organized by large international anthropological associations that propose to use the funds to support international scholars who are making presentations, or contributing to the conference in other ways, and who would not otherwise be able to attend
    • Due to high demand, we are unable to fund annual meetings in succession; we can only consider funding for annual meetings every other year.
    • Funds are not normally provided to run annual conferences organized by national associations irrespective of their international membership. In some cases national association meetings may be funded to aid the participation of international scholars, particularly those from developing countries
    • Funds are not normally provided for panels or sessions that are part of larger meetings. Exceptions may be made for organizers who are applying for funds to aid the participation of scholars from developing countries
    • Priority is given to closed workshops with the broadest international representation and the maximum time for discussion and debate. Meetings must be long enough in duration to address the topic in depth
    • Participation in workshops is normally expected to be by invitation only and to involve a relatively small group of scholars whose aim is to define, develop, and/or debate topical issues in theoretical anthropology.
    • Workshops with a primarily applied focus are not given priority
    • Workshops may be coupled with public symposia to present the debates to a broader audience. However, the workshop must be the primary focus of the proposal
    • Priority is given to workshops that include a well-developed plan for the dissemination of the results of the workshop. This can be in the form of a book, journal articles, or a website, etc.
  8. If a conference or workshop grant is awarded, the applicant must agree to comply with the Requirements and Conditions of Conference and Workshop Grants.

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