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Historical Archives Program


The objective of the Historical Archives Program is to encourage the preservation of unpublished personal research materials of established anthropologists considered of value for research on the history of anthropology. There is no fixed deadline for the Historical Archives Program. Inquiries and applications will be reviewed as they are received; however, please allow one to two months from submission of a formal application for a decision to be made. All individuals seeking to apply for funding under the Historical Archive Program must first submit a Preliminary Inquiry to determine their eligibility. HAP funding for archival deposits is strictly limited to covering basic preparation (i.e. arrangement, description, preservation and transportation) of materials for archival deposit and does not cover efforts to digitize or in other ways enhance existing collections. If the project is deemed eligible for HAP consideration, as well as competitive with other inquiries, official application materials will be sent. HAP grants (maximum $15,000) are offered to individuals, to assist senior scholars at the end of their careers (or their heirs) with the expense of preparing and transferring their unpublished research materials for archival deposit. Applicants must show evidence that arrangements have been made with an appropriate archival repository. Funds are strictly limited to covering expenses related to the basic preparation of materials for archival deposit. Requirements include: a brief biographical sketch of the individual in question, outlining their academic history and contributions to the discipline, an overview of actions to be taken to prepare these materials for archival deposit, the name of the repository where materials are to be deposited and inquire first through the email for submissions.

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  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Anthropology

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Contact Mary Elizabeth Moss
Grants Administrator
Tel: 212-683-5002 Address 655 Third Avenue
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10017