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General Criteria of Evaluation

  1. All conference and workshop applications are evaluated by their success in meeting the mission of the Foundation. The mission is to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and to advance significant and innovative anthropological research.
  2. Priority is given to those events with the broadest international and disciplinary participation. It is important to justify the potential contribution of invited scholars.
  3. Priority is given to those events that bring together scholars who can offer new or insightful perspectives on topical anthropological issues. Events that bring together scholars who frequently meet to discuss a particular topic of interest are not normally competitive for funding.
  4. Conference applications: Priority is given to applications that support the largest number of international scholars who would not otherwise be able to attend (e.g., through subsidizing conference fees and/or contributing to travel and accommodation expenses, etc.).
  5. Workshop applications: The Foundation's primary goal is to provide a forum to move the field of theoretical anthropology forward. Priority will be given to those applications that make a strong case for the theoretical importance and immediacy of the proposed topic. Workshops should also have the following characteristics:
    • They must be long enough in duration to provide adequate time to do justice to the theme of the meeting
    • They should be tightly organized to achieve the goals of the workshop. They should provide sufficient time for discussion and debate. Workshops that merely involve presentation of papers will not be competitive for funding
    • They should result in a publication that will disseminate the results of the workshop to a wider anthropological audience
  6. Events with a primarily applied focus are not normally competitive for funding
  7. Multidisciplinary meetings are encouraged; however, the application will be judged on the degree to which the event will contribute to anthropological theory and debate

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