SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

The F├╝rer Haimendorf Fund for Anthropological Field Research

The primary purpose of the Fürer-Haimendorf Fund is to support research undertaken by SOAS anthropology doctoral students. Priority will be given to those students wishing to work in the same areas as Professor von Fürer-Haimendorf and thus preference will go to those focusing on the cultures and societies of South and South East Asia as well as those engaged in ethnographic film-making.

Professor von Fürer-Haimendorf was a pioneer of the anthropology of South and South East Asia and an innovator in the use of film and photography as ethnographic tools. Students working with these technologies are eligible to apply for funding regardless of their region of ethnographic specialization.

Funding is available for covering the costs of fieldwork or travel associated with the PhD. To apply, submit a project proposal of 500 words max. and a budget by June 15th to the Departmental Director of Doctoral Studies. The amount and number of awards the selection committee will be in position to award each year will depend on the number and quality of applicants. 

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