CFP & FAQs FOR 2023
The American Ethnological Society (AES) announces a small grant competition for students who are in the first or second year of a PhD program in anthropology or allied fields. Projects that involve ethnographic field research and/or documentary research are eligible for consideration and may commence as early as May 2023 and should be completed by October 2023. Exploratory research, that is part of a planned dissertation project, is encouraged.
Send all application materials by March 31, 2023, 5:00pm EST. Winners will be announced in May.
Please read the instructions and FAQs below before making inquiries about the application process or submitting an application.
Proposal Writing Instructions:
(1) The proposal must outline the significance of the project, the main research questions, the methods used to analyze the questions, and the potential impact of the project.
(2) The proposal can be no more than two double-spaced pages in 12-point font, with one-inch margins and numbered pages.
(3) The first page should have the applicants name and a title that fit in two lines.
(4) The list of references cited may be single-spaced but not more than one additional page.
(5) Include a curriculum vitae of no more than one page.
(6) Submit a budget of up to $2,000, which must indicate if other funding has been obtained or is anticipated (one page maximum).
Applicants must upload all documents except the letter of support. A letter of support must come from the applicant’s faculty advisor. The listed advisor will automatically be emailed with instructions on how to submit.
The advisor’s letter of support should be a brief letter certifying that the applicant is in the first or second year of their PhD program and that the project meets with the advisor’s approval.
Post-Fieldwork Documentation and Presentation (Optional): Grantees are encouraged to write a short reflective essay on the fieldwork or project findings to be considered for publication on the AES website. An additional $500 will be available to grantees who present their work at the 2024 AES annual meeting.