Those research grants administered by the Royal Anthropological Institute are advertised regularly in Anthropology Today the Institute's bi-monthly journal.

The major aim of the Fund is to encourage postgraduates to pursue fieldwork, and so to develop their careers as anthropologists/archaeologists.  The awards are made to those who have the potential to be outstanding anthropologists/archaeologists and whose projects will make a contribution to the disciplines of anthropology and archaeology.

The closing date for applications is 31 March each year.

The aim of the awards, which are jointly funded by the Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) and the RAI, is to help young scholars in social anthropology who are handicapped by lack of funds to work towards the completion of research upon which they have already embarked.

Only students associated with British or Commonwealth universities are eligible, and only applicants who have nearly completed their theses are likely to be successful. Grants of up to £750 from the Fund are made at Trustees' meetings twice a year.

The closing dates for applications are 30 April and 30 November each year.

The Royal Anthropological Institute administers a Fund, set up by the late Professor R. Ruggles-Gates and augmented by his widow Mrs L. Ruggles-Gates, which provides grants for research in biological anthropology.

Preference will be given to those applications which lie within human population biology, human genetics, human ethology and palaeoanthropology.

The closing date for applications is 31 March each year.