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Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences


Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards  (CA-SR)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Jeffrey  Mantz-Program Director jmantz@nsf.gov (703) 292-7783  W13148  
Siobhan  M. Mattison-Program Director smattiso@nsf.gov (703) 292-2967  W13178  
Kristin  E. Kuyuk kkuyuk@nsf.gov (703) 292-4904  W13162  
Nokomis  Medley-Cleveland nmedley@nsf.gov (703) 292-4634  W13254  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  18-560

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date

    January 15, 2020

    January 15, Annually Thereafter

    August 17, 2020

    August 15, Annually Thereafter


SYNOPSIS

The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support fundamental, systematic anthropological research and training to increase understanding of the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.  The Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals from researchers in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology and research at any temporal and spatial scale. Methodologies and approaches employed may include ethnographic field research, surveys, remote sensing, the collection of bio-markers, experimental research inside or outside of laboratory settings, archival research, the analysis of materials collections and extant data bases, mathematical and computational modeling, and other research tools as appropriate for the research proposed. The overarching research goals should be to produce empirically grounded findings that will be generalizable beyond particular case studies and contribute to building a more robust anthropological science of human society and culture. 

The National Science Foundation's mandate is to support basic scientific research. "Basic research" in cultural anthropology means theory-generating and theory-testing research that creates new knowledge about human culture and society. Therefore, the Cultural Anthropology Program cannot support research that takes as its primary objective improved clinical practice, applied policy, or other immediate application. While application may be a desirable component of the proposal's Broader Impacts, a proposal that only proposes to use anthropological methods and approaches to find solutions to social, medical, or other problems and does not specifically propose to make a theory-testing and/or theory-expanding contribution to anthropological science, will be returned without review.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program