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National Science Foundation - Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG)
The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.
Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation's mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy. A proposal that uses anthropological methods to understand a social problem but does not propose to make a theory-testing and/or theory expanding contribution to anthropology will be returned without review.
Program research priorities include, but are not limited to, research that increases our understanding of:
- Socio-cultural drivers of critical anthropogenic processes such as deforestation, desertification, land cover change, urbanization, and poverty
Resilience and robustness of socio-cultural systems
Conflict, cooperation, and altruism
Economy, culture, migration, and globalization
Variability and change in kinship and family norms and practices
Cultural and social drivers of health outcomes and disease transmission
Social regulation, governmentality, and violence
Origins of complexity in socio-cultural systems
Language and culture: orality and literacy, sociolinguistics, and cognition
Human variation through empirically grounded ethnographic descriptions
Mathematical and computational models of sociocultural systems such as social network analysis, agent-based models, multi-level models, and modes that integrate agent-based simulations and geographic information systems (GIS)
As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, CA provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects designed and carried out by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities who are conducting scientific research that enhances basic scientific knowledge.
Deadlines: Jan. 15, Aug. 15, annually
The official announcement and description of this opportunity may
be found on the funding agency's website:
Arts & Humanities; Social Sciences.
The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student. The student must be the author of the proposal. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.
Anticipated Funding Amount is $800,000 pending availability of funds. Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. The total direct costs for CA DDRIG awards may not exceed $20,000, plus applicable indirect costs.
External Deadline: 8/17/2015
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