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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fieldwork Funding Opportunity: Jacobs Research Funds

Fieldwork Funding Opportunity (Deadline February 15): Jacobs Research Funds

The *Jacobs Research Funds* (JRF) funds projects involving fieldwork with
living peoples of North, Central and South America which result in
publication or other dissemination of information about the fieldwork.
Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to
research on the Pacific Northwest. Projects focusing on archival research
have low priority, but we welcome proposals to digitize, transcribe and
translate old materials that might otherwise be lost or become
inaccessible. Relevance of the project to contemporary theoretical issues
in anthropology and linguistics is also a criterion used in evaluating

Funded projects typically focus on linguistic analysis, social-cultural
anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Especially appropriate
are field studies that address cultural expressive systems, such as music,
language, dance, mythology, world view, folk taxonomy, art, intellectual
life, and religion. Also appropriate are projects focusing on cultural and
linguistic forms in modern contexts, for example, traditional environmental
knowledge or social organization.

Projects in archeology, physical anthropology, applied anthropology, and
applied linguistics (for example, grants exclusively for technological
improvements, development of pedagogical materials, etc.) are not eligible
for support. It is expected that both the subjects of research and society
in general will ultimately benefit from the knowledge generated by the
funded research. The Jacobs Research Funds therefore do not support
proprietary research for the exclusive use of any entity, public or private
(such as national, state, provincial, or local governments; public or
private charities, churches or foundations; tribes or bands; or community

Grant categories

1. *Individual Grants* support research projects administered by a single
investigator on a focused problem. The maximum award is $3000 USD or CAD.

2. *Group Grants* support work by two or more researchers who will be
cooperating on the same or similar projects. The maximum award is $6000 USD
or CAD.

3. The *Kinkade Grants* honour the memory of the late Dale Kinkade, a
linguist known for his work on Salishan languages. Kinkade Grants support
projects requiring an intense period of fieldwork, such as research leading
to a major work such as a dictionary, collection of texts, etc. They are
intended for experienced researchers, such as Ph.D. students working on
dissertations, faculty with sabbatical or other period of course release,
or retired professors seeking to complete major research. The maximum award
is $9000 USD or CAD.

Grant recipients based in Canada will be funded in Canadian dollars through
the Whatcom Museum Society British Columbia.

Application Procedure

Please see:

For any questions on the application process, please contact

Deadline: All materials must be received by *February 15th, 2016*

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