Graduate Funding Information Service

January 22, 2021

The Jacobs Research Funds

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

  • For studying indigenous languages and cultures of the peoples of North and South America
  • Priority areas are indigenous languages and cultures of the Pacific Northwest
  • One of the researchers should have a master’s degree or equivalent
  • Grants range from $3,000 to $9,000

In 1971, the Jacobs Research Funds began supporting anthropological and linguistic research on living Native Americans. Since 1975 to the present, hundreds of projects have been funded. Because of its relatively conservative mandate and requirement for basic research, the fund has fostered the collection of much irreplaceable data on the evolving languages and cultures of Native American peoples. The Jacobs Research Funds are a collaboration between the Whatcom Museum and the University of Washington Libraries. The museum maintains the funds and disburses awards, while the library maintains the Jacobs Fund Collection as part of its Special Collections. Grantees deposit field reports and materials at UW Libraries.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.