Many doctoral students in anthropology may not have access to models of what a fundable dissertation proposal looks like. This page provides examples of successful proposals, with an emphasis on grants for dissertation research.

The impetus for making these proposal available was my seminar in research design. But I'd like the list to grow and to become a resource for students in anthropology everywhere. If you or your students are willing to share funded proposals -- to NSF, Wenner-Gren, SSRC, Fulbright, or other agencies -- please consider sending them to me, and I will make them available here. Contributions from all subfields of anthropology are welcome.

NSF Dissertation Improvement Grants

Cultural Anthropology Program

Casagrande, David G. Cognitive prototypes in Tzeltal Maya medicinal plant selection (Brent Berlin, PI) .

Gravlee, Clarence C. Skin color, culture, and blood pressure in southeastern Puerto Rico (H. Russell Bernard, PI).

Negron, Rosalyn. Ethnic identity switching among Latinos in Queens, NY (H. Russell Bernard, PI).

St. Jacques, Ermitte. The implications of economic and social mobility for transnational West African migrants in Spain (Maxine L. Margolis, PI).

Wutich, Amber. The effects of water scarcity on reciprocity and sociability in Bolivia (H. Russell Bernard, PI).

NSF Senior Research Grants

Dressler, William W. Culture and individual adaptation. (NSF Cultural Anthropology Program)

McCarty, Christopher. Development Of A Social Network Measure Of Acculturation And Its Application To Immigrant Populations In South Florida And Northeastern Spain (NSF Cultural Anthropology Program).


Kennedy, David P. Culture change, gender, and fertility decline in Honduras.

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Dennison, Jean. Reforming a Nation: Citizenship, Government and the Osage People.

Social Science Research Council

Coming soon..



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