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What projects are normally NOT funded by the Foundation?

Requests for translation, photography and filmmaking (not related to an academic research project), publication assistance, and support for institutions or non-governmental (NGO) projects lie outside of the Foundation's remit and are not considered for funding.

Please also note the following:

  • Proposals whose primary objective is to “fill in” knowledge about a culture, a region, a language, a site, or a primate species will not be competitive unless a further case can be made for the importance of this finding to broader issues in anthropology.
  • Applied Anthropology: Those applicants with applied anthropological objectives should emphasize the theoretical and methodological impact of their research for the discipline as opposed to its applied value only.
  • Primatology: Applicants whose research focuses on primatology should ensure that their proposals emphasize the specific ways in which their research relates to humanity's cultural and/or biological origins, development, and/or modern variation. The Foundation does not fund basic research in primatology or research that is primarily orientated towards primate conservation.
  • Linguistics: Linguists should also be aware that the Foundation does not fund salvage work on endangered languages (e.g., preparation of dictionaries and/or grammars).