Securing grants, fellowships and other forms of funding is a major part of anthropology education, research, programming and more. This has become even more challenging as budget cuts are impacting funding sources.
The November 2011 issue of Anthropology News will feature a thematic series on funding. This will offer anthropologists the opportunity to share advice, insight and success stories on how to fund projects, from short-term individual research to long-term projects by organizational partnerships, and other issues related to funding. Essays in this series may include—but are not limited to—practical guidance from both recipients and reviewers, advice for presenting anthropology to non-anthropology proposal reviewers, recommendations for implementing funded projects, and suggestions for how to create projects that both appeal to funding agencies and are true to anthropological research.
To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg. We welcome proposals for In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, photo essays, news stories and interviews. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five high resolution photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are encouraged for online publication. Final contributions for print AN will be 1,100–1,300 words in length for commentaries and shorter for other contribution types. More flexible word counts will be available for content published on the new AN website.
Proposals are due June 24 and, as always, early submissions are encouraged. Selected authors will be notified of their status in July and full articles will be due September 1.