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AAG Research Grants

Deadline: December 31, yearly

The AAG provides small grants to support research and fieldwork. Grants can be used only for direct expenses of research; salary and overhead costs are not allowed. The selection committee will not approve an award larger than $500 for any single recipient. The committee will not approve awards for masters or doctoral dissertation research. No awards are made if funds are insufficient or if proposals are not suitable.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you have been an AAG member for at least two years (not necessarily consecutive) at the time you submit your application.

Criteria: The selection committee will support proposals that in its judgment offer the prospect of obtaining substantial subsequent support from private foundations or federal agencies and that address questions of major import to the discipline. No awards will be made in years when funds are insufficient or if proposals are not suitable.

Applications: Digital submissions are required. All information must be entered on our online application form. Acknowledgement of receipt will be returned within a maximum of 2-3 business days. All applicants will be notified of the status of their submission within approximately 3 months after the deadline. Awardees may anticipate receiving their grants by late Spring.

Reports and Acknowledgment: By accepting an AAG Research Grant you agree to submit to the AAG Executive Director a brief, one-page report that summarizes activity supported by the grant and documents expenses the funds covered. Please acknowledge AAG support in presentations and publications.

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