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  1. Proposals must involve collaboration between two or more researchers of different nationalities who are working in different countries. Each researcher must hold a doctorate or equivalent qualification in anthropology or a related discipline. Scholars are eligible without regard to institutional or departmental affiliation.
  2. Priority is given to those projects involving at least one principal investigator who is a citizen of, and is working and residing in a country where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to develop the discipline [ click here for country list ]. Other international collaborations will, however, be given serious consideration where they are consistent with at least two of the following aims of the Foundation to:
    • Bring together researchers with different national perspectives that complement each other and enrich the research
    • Strengthen anthropology in countries where there are limited resources to support its development
    • Combine different areas of expertise and knowledge that will benefit both researchers
  3. The applicant and co-applicant/s must be equal partners in the collaboration. Ideally they will work together at the research site, but other patterns of collaboration will be considered. Priority is given to new collaborations, but an independent project within a larger, long-term collaboration can also be considered.
  4. Funding is to support the collaboration of scholars for the purpose of conducting an academic research project. The maximum amount available for research purposes is $30,000. Applications seeking funding primarily for other purposes, such as education, writing, or filmmaking are not eligible under this program. However, some of these activities may be supported if they are necessary and integral for the research.
  5. If a training element is also included in the application, the maximum amount of the requested funds can be increased to $35,000. Of this amount a maximum of $10,000 can be used towards technical and methodological training of academic project personnel (co-applicant/s, students, and other professional colleagues). The training can be of any type that will build the skill and knowledge base of the collaborating personnel. Training is primarily intended for research personnel who come from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to provide the relevant training in the home country [click here for country list ]. Training for research personnel from other countries may be considered, but a strong case needs to be made for this training in the context of the aims and objectives of the ICRG proposal.
  6. If any of the applicants is a current or past grantee of the Foundation s/he must have completed all the requirements of their existing grant, including submission of the final report, before a new application can be accepted. Please contact the Foundation for more information if this situation applies.
  7. ICRG applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted only if they are accompanied by a resubmission statement, explaining how the application is different from the prior application and how the referees' comments have been addressed.
  8. If an International Collaborative Research Grant is awarded, the applicant must agree to comply with the Requirements and Conditions of the International Collaborative Research Grant.

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