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    The New School for Social Research
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    Room 926
    New York, NY 10003
    Tel: 212.229.5757 x3016
    Fax: 212.229.5595

    Chair: Lawrence Hirschfeld
    Secretary: Charles Whitcroft
    Office hours: Mon.-Fri.,
    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Student Travel, Research and Conference Fund

  • Research and Travel Awards

    Students may apply for Research and Travel awards once during the academic year. There are two competitions for this award: one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. Notification about the competition and deadlines are sent out by Academic Affairs.

    The anthropology department has allocated less than 20 percent of its yearly fund for the fall competition; the remainder will be disbursed in the spring competition.

    Criteria for allocation of funds is as follows in order of priority:

    1. Doctoral students (pre-QE) whose proposed fieldwork will directly contribute to the development of their dissertation research proposal.
    2. Doctoral candidates (ABD) presenting papers at conferences or attending conference job interviews.
    3. Doctoral students presenting papers at conferences.