Call For Proposals: Departmental Grants Available for Anthropology Graduate Students
Departmental Grants Available for Anthropology Graduate Students
The Anthropology Department has funds available to support graduate student research and other professional activities, informally referred to as “GTR” grants.
Application deadline: Friday, Nov 6. IRB submission materials required for human subject research.
Selection Criteria and Procedure
The faculty will review the proposals and determine both the number of grants and the stipend size. Approval of the proposal by the student’s advisor is a pre-requisite for submission.
Applications will be evaluated in light of contribution of the project to the applicant’s degree program, the feasibility of the project, and the clarity of the proposal. Conference travel is a separate application process, on a rolling basis.
Please note that the university currently prohibits the use of school funds for international travel AND travel within the US due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, no travel expenses will be covered by GTR funding. Anticipate that such restrictions will not be lifted before the end of the summer or beyond. Please be in conversations with your advisor as soon as possible about these issues as they relate to your research.
Examples of expenses include:
- master’s paper research project (students must apply to GSAS/GSA and other relevant sources first)
- language training necessary for the completion of graduate research (note: the department expects that students will utilize course opportunities through Brandeis and our consortium when possible)
- other activities such as rental of research equipment
- purchase of equipment necessary for remote research
In the event of heavy demand, consideration will be given to those who have not previously received funds. If a student has an outstanding incomplete, this may be taken into consideration.
In most cases, funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis, following the university travel and business expenses policies. Original receipts are required, and expense reports must be submitted within 45 days of return from travel (see above for policies relating to the University’s current moratorium on the use of school funds for domestic and international travel).
- description of the project or activity. Be as precise as possible about your research questions if you are using this toward research activity.
- explanation of how the project will contribute to the student’s degree program, dissertation research or professional development
- timetable for accomplishing the work
- budget (Please note: If you are requesting per diem, please detail your request.)
- indication of funding received or requested for this project, specifying the funding agency, date and amount received.
- human subjects information
Your advisor’s approval of the proposal is required.
If funded, grant recipients must submit a short report on their project, including a final accounting of funds, no later than three (3) months following completion of the activity.