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									                         Department of Anthropology

                          Masters Fieldwork Bursaries

The Department can provide small grants to help you with the costs of fieldwork, such as
travel or other research expenses. Please note that because of the number of applicants
these are likely to be very small and never over £300 at most, usually considerably less.
However, they give you a little help towards your work, a chance to develop the
indispensable skill of putting together a funding proposal which is looked at by the whole
of the Graduate Committee, and confirmation that your project is generally thought to be
useful and viable in principle. An award can also be mentioned on your cv.

The deadline for applications (to Diana) is Monday 22 February 2010 at 1 pm.

The application should include:

1   a Data Protection Project Number (inserted on the Ethics Form) which can be
    obtained by completing a Data Protection Form available at
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/efd/recordsoffice/documents/Research_Registration_Form.doc
    NB Please tick the boxes asking whether you have informed your Department's
    Computer Representative (Chris Hagisavva) and your Department's Data Protection
    Co-ordinator (Mr Paul Warren), make a photocopy for each before taking the original
    to the Records Office or submitting your application online.
2   a departmental Ethics Approval Form ) available in hard copy from Diana
3   a Risk Assessment Form                   ) or from the Anthropology website under
4   ACOP Form                                ) Downloads
5   a reference form provided and completed by your primary supervisor

No other enclosures are permitted.

Guidelines to completing Point 6 “Proposed Research”:

No more than 1 side of A4 setting out:

(a) Title
(b) Objectives: why the topic is relevant and what you hope to discover.
(c) Background: this should include two elements. One is fuller information on why
    your topic is significant, brief preliminary discussion of the relevant literature you
    have identified so far, and a comment on other sources of material you might look
    for. The second should comment on where you want to carry out the study and why
    as well as any other relevant points which support your choice.
(d) Research Questions: three or four specific questions that you hope to address in
    the research.
(e) Methods: How you will actually carry out the project. You need to be as precise as
    possible here, just saying ‘participant observation’ is not enough. Think about the
    methods that would help to uncover answers to the questions you have posed. Give
    some idea of numbers (of informants, interviews, life histories, etc) wherever
    possible

In the real world we know that at this stage there is a number of uncertainties and you
may not have full answers to these questions. You may feel your project is evolving and
you are not really ready to be so specific. But, also in the real world of funding
applications, we are always asked to make these sorts of assessment ahead of time and
it is an important skill to practise. Your proposal should be as convincing as possible at
this stage. We are all fully aware that it may change and be modified in practice.
                             DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

                                 MASTERS RESEARCH AWARDS
                                   IN ANTHROPOLOGY 2010

                                           APPLICATION FORM

 Attach a reference form completed by your primary supervisor. Applications will
                       not be considered without this form.

1.     Name (in full) : ........................................................................................

       Address: .................................................................................................

       .................................................................................................................

       Telephone Number: ......................................................

       Date of Birth: ...............................................................

2.     (a) Previous University Degrees

Degree(s)     Date of            Class of              Subject                         College or University
obtained      Gradua-            Honours
              tion               obtained




       (b) Current Masters Course

Masters’ course for              Full or Part-             Year of                   Name of Supervisor
which Registered                 time                      Registration




3.     Title of your Masters Thesis

       .................................................................................................................

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4.        Budget.

Please provide an accurately and fully costed budget for your project bearing in
mind “least cost” options. This should be broken down into different elements
and be as precise as possible, ie exact fares, costs of rent, numbers of audio
cassettes etc. It is not sufficient to merely request £300 for field expenses.




5.   State whether you have applied for, or are applying for any other grant
money for your proposed field of research.

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6.    Proposed Research

Be sure to include a statement of why you want the money and precisely what the
money will be used for. If your research involves field work please also give the
dates that you plan to carry out the field research.




       Please submit NO LATER than Monday 22 February 2010

								
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