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  1. 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.

  2. Departments that primarily emphasize applied goals (for example, epidemiology, public health, conservation or social work) are not eligible to apply.
  3. 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.
  4. The Institutional Development Grant must be used in ways that will contribute to the academi