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Preliminary Inquiry (this stage in the application process is required)

Applicants who wish to apply for the Institutional Development Grant must first submit a preliminary inquiry. All preliminary inquiries must reach the Foundation by May 15 and MUST be made using the IDG Preliminary Inquiry Form (downloaded here) and submitted via e-mail to  Based on the information provided in the preliminary inquiry, the Foundation will compile a short list of applicants that best meet the eligibility criteria for the program. Short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a formal IDG application. The application deadline is September 15. The information required in the formal application can be found in the application procedures. Preliminary inquiries must be in English. The Preliminary Inquiry Form asks for the following information:

  1. Applicant's name, nationality, institution, and contact details.
  2. A statement describing anthropology in your country and the resources that are available for supporting academic development there. It is important to demonstrate that you are located in a country where anthropology, or any of its major sub-disciplines, is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to support academic development.
  3. A brief description of your department or proposed program including: 1) the nature of th