Cultural Anthropology, National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 15, 2013

Senior Research - Fall Funding Cycle

August 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 15, 2013

Dissertation Research - Fall Funding Cycle

August 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 16, 2013

Scholars - Fall Funding Cycle

August 16, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Senior Research - Spring Funding Cycle

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Senior Research - Spring Funding Cycle

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Dissertation Research - Spring Funding Cycle

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 16, 2014

Scholars - Spring Funding Cycle

January 16, Annually Thereafter

Supplement Target Date:  March 1, 2014

Research Experience for Graduates

March 1, Annually Thereafter

Supplement Target Date:  March 1, 2014

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
Cultural Anthropology Program History
Advice to Cultural Anthropology Dissertation Students
NSF-Supported Training Opportunities in Cultural Anthropology (QualQuant Methods Mall)
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Anthropological Sciences


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