Those research grants administered by the Royal Anthropological Institute are advertised regularly in Anthropology Today the Institute's bi-monthly journal.
The Emslie Horniman Fund was established in 1944 to 'promote the study of the growth of civilisations, habits and customs, religious and physical characteristics of the non-European peoples and of prehistoric and non-industrial man in Europe'. It therefore includes anthropological research in its widest sense.
The major aim of the Fund is to encourage postgraduates to pursue fieldwork, and so to develop their careers as Anthropologists and make significant contributions to the discipline. Amongst the former awardees are those who have gone on to the heights of the profession in academia and beyond. It is normal practice for the trustees to provide mentoring for successful candidates.
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.