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The Royal Anthropological Institute seeks to combine a distinguished tradition of scholarship with the active provision of services to contemporary anthropology and anthropologists. The RAI administers a number of fellowships at the postdoctoral level in partnership with host universities and limited financial support to doctoral students of anthropology. Some programs include the Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund, the Radcliffe-Brown and Firth Trust Funds for Social Anthropological Research, the Ruggles-Gates Fund for Biological Anthropology, and the Royal Anthropological Institute and Anthropologists’ Fund for Urgent Anthropological Research (AFUAR).

The School for Advanced Research supports advanced scholarship and creativity in the social sciences, the humanities, and Native American art. Its focus is primarily on senior academic scholars (Resident Scholar and Summer Scholar programs for writing in the social sciences, arts, and humanities), on Native American artists, and on its Seminar Program, which invites applications for a number of intensive seminars each year.

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

The SSRC is an international organization whose mission is to nurture new generations of social scientists, foster innovative research, and mobilize necessary knowledge on important public issues. It has over 30 fellowship and grant programs, many of interest to anthropologists. In particular, the International Dissertation Research Fellowship supports dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, about non-US topics and is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences – regardless of citizenship – enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States.

The Spencer Foundation supports research that promises to yield new knowledge about education in the United States or abroad and how it can be improved. The Foundation's Research programs support work that shows promise of contributing new knowledge or understanding that may contribute to improvement of educational thought or practice. Spencer Fellowship programs support educational researchers at different stages of their professional careers, providing resources to both beginning and senior researchers to pursue concentrated intellectual activity.

The SRI Foundation is dedicated to cultural resource management (CRM). The Foundation has two $10,000 Dissertation Research Grants for advanced doctoral candidates in historic preservation. The Foundation also runs a summer institute for professional development in CRM.

The SRF is a joint fund of the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association which administers grants annually for small-scale research projects in the field of systematics and taxonomy. Contributions are typically made towards fieldwork expenditure, the purchase