- Applications will be accepted from:
- university departments or academic research institutes with a doctoral program in any or all of the major sub-disciplines of anthropology (sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology); or
- departments wishing to establish an anthropological doctoral program [such departments must be in institutions where the infrastructure for doctoral programs already exists]; or
- an interdepartmental group of anthropologists wishing to establish a doctoral program in anthropology.
If the application seeks to create a new doctoral program in anthropology, or one of the anthropological sub-disciplines, the doctoral program should be viable within the five-year period of the grant and there should be a realistic strategy in place for sustaining the program's growth and development at the end of the award.
- Departments that primarily emphasize applied goals (for example, epidemiology, public health, conservation or social work) are not eligible to apply.
- Applicant departments must be located in countries where anthropology, or any of its major sub-disciplines, is under-represented and where there are limited resources to support academic development.
- The Institutional Development Grant must be used in ways that will contribute to the academic enhancement of the department and to the creation and/or development of an anthropological doctoral program. The grant may be used for any purpose that contributes to the development goals of the applicant department. These may include, but are not limited to, such things as staff/faculty or student training activities, networking activities, student fellowships, staff/faculty or student exchange programs with partnership institutions, the acquisition of equipment, library materials, and other resources, etc. Please note that applications requesting the grant solely for student fellowships fall outside the scope of the program and are not considered competitive for funding.
- Applications must be submitted by the head of the academic department, or an equivalent senior faculty member. If the application is successful, this person will be the liaison with the Foundation. He/She will also be the principal coordinator of the grant and will be responsible for submitting progress and financial reports to the Foundation for the duration of the project.
- Applicants must establish partnership arrangements with an internationally recognized doctoral program in anthropology that can help the applicant department achieve its development goals. Partnerships may be based on research collaborations between individuals at the partnership institutions, or they may involve more formal relationships between the two institutions. The partnership/s can be built upon new relationships or previous collaborations. The partnership institution/s may be located in any country worldwide.
- The application must be submitted by the applicant department and NOT by the partnership institution on behalf of the applicant department.
- Institutional Development Grant applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding season may be resubmitted. However the applicant department must repeat the entire application process, including submitting a preliminary inquiry.
- Applicants must be prepared to receive a site visit from representatives of the Foundation at any time during the period of the grant to evaluate the degree to which the development goals are being achieved.