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You have three pages to describe your proposed symposium. Please address the following questions. We suggest that you use these questions as sub-headings in your answer.

  1. What is the rationale for the symposium, and what are your aims and objectives?
  2. What is the current status of research on the topic and why is there a particular need to hold the symposium at this time and with these participants?
  3. What is the potential contribution to anthropology?

It is important to make the strongest possible case for the academic importance of your symposium in the context of “big” questions in Anthropology.

Justify your aims and objectives for the symposium in the context of current research in the relevant area. It is important to demonstrate that you are up to date with the current literature and debates relating to the symposium topic, have included the appropriate potential participants to address the issue/s, and are not duplicating recently held meetings. Your bibliography for this application should reflect your understanding of the relevant current literature. All references in your bibliography must be cited in the text. It is also important to clearly demonstrate how the symposium will advance the relevant areas of theoretical anthropology. The Foundation is interested in funding innovative meetings, and you should emphasize the unique aspects of your proposed symposium.

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