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Cultural Anthropology

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Jeffrey  Mantz-Program Director jmantz@nsf.gov (703) 292-7783  995 N  
Deborah  Winslow- Program Director dwinslow@nsf.gov (703) 292-7315  995 N  
Kristin  Kuyuk - REG/REU requests kkuyuk@nsf.gov (703) 292-4904  995 N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 98-1390 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 15, 2014

Senior Research - Fall Funding Cycle

August 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 15, 2014

Dissertation Research - Fall Funding Cycle

August 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 16, 2014

Scholars - Fall Funding Cycle

August 16, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2015

Senior Research - Spring Funding Cycle

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2015

Senior Research - Spring Funding Cycle

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2015

Dissertation Research - Spring Funding Cycle

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 16, 2015

Scholars - Spring Funding Cycle

January 16, Annually Thereafter

Supplement Target Date:  March 1, 2015

Research Experience for Graduates

March 1, Annually Thereafter

Supplement Target Date:  March 1, 2015

Research Experience for Undergraduates

March 1, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Dates:
January 15 and August 15 annually for Senior Research Proposals, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Proposals, most Workshop proposals and proposals for Training Programs. 

Cultural Anthropology Scholars Target Dates:
January 16 and August 16 annually for Faculty Scholars proposals.

CAREER Proposals:
CAREER proposals must conform to the annually announced NSF-wide CAREER proposal deadline.

EAGER, RAPID, and small workshop proposals:     
EAGER, RAPID, and small workshop proposals may be submitted at any time, with prior permission of the Program Officer.

REG and REU supplement proposals:     
March 1 annually. REG and REU supplement proposals may also be submitted out of cycle, with prior permission of the Program Officer.

SYNOPSIS

The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Cultural anthropologists analyze human social and cultural behavior holistically. This integrated approach makes anthropology a valuable research tool for understanding the modern world. Because cultural patterns are emergent over time and space, there is no single natural scale for ethnographic and ethnological analysis. In some cases, cultural patterns may emerge from the collective behavior of large ensembles of smaller scale units; in others, they may be imposed by larger scale constraints. The origins of social and cultural variability may be remote from the scale at which they are observed. Therefore, research may target any appropriate scale or scales from local to regional to global. The Program encourages innovative research that contributes to building spatially and temporally specific theory that extends understanding beyond individual case studies.

The Cultural Anthropology Program accepts proposals for a variety of project types: Senior Research proposals (that is, research proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degree); proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants; Cultural Anthropology Scholars awards (for research-related, post-PhD training); and CAREER proposals. The Program will also consider proposals for workshops and training programs, as well as supplements to current awards to support Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Graduate Studies (REG). Research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology is eligible. Successful proposals are characterized by clear research questions and propositions that will be put to the test through meticulous attention to research design, data collection, and analysis.

For more details about the various funding opportunities within the Cultural Anthropology Program, please consult the Cultural Anthropology Program Overview page.

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RELATED URLS

Advice to Cultural Anthropology Dissertation Students

Dear Colleague Letter: Cultural Anthropology Research Experience for Graduates (REG) and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements

Cultural Anthropology Program History

NSF-Supported Training Opportunities in Cultural Anthropology (QualQuant Methods Mall)

Tsimane' Amazonian Panel Study (TAPS) Data Set (2002-2006)

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