Investigación UCN

Louis Dumont Fund – Fieldwork Funding for Research in Social Anthropology

The Louis Dumont Fund is a grant devoted to social anthropology projects and encourages fieldwork by collecting descriptive material and opening a monographic perspective.

Created in 1988, the Louis Dumont Prize for research provide every year a punctual aid exclusively dedicated to field research projects.

Terms and conditions of the grant:

  • The profession of researcher requires the acquisition of a solid disciplinary knowledge and training in the methods of social anthropology.
  • The purpose of the fund is to encourage long-term fieldwork. This mobility assistance offers two categories of grants:

–        The first, in the amount of €12,000 with airfare paid for a fieldwork period of approximately 12 months.

–        The second one of 2 000 to 3 000€ finances more limited projects to contribute to travel and/or living expenses. It is intended for master’s students, doctoral students or post-doctoral students engaged in exploratory fieldwork or ongoing research.

  • Applicants can be contacted for a personal interview.

Constitution of the file:

  • A personalized letter of application is required.
  • A detailed CV, including family situation, current or past means of living, other grants obtained or applied for.
  • A note detailing the training obtained
  • A copy of the texts already produced
  • A project that situates the proposed research in the field of ethnology or social anthropology.
  • A precise program of the proposed work

Submission of applications:

Applications must be sent to the “Fonds Louis Dumont” between the beginning of December 2023 and January 31, 2024. Outside this two-month period, no application will be considered.

The application files – 30 pages maximum – must be sent both electronically to


  • Call opening December 1, 2023
  • Closing January 31, 2024


-08/01/2024: Difusión del concurso desde la VRIDT.

12/01/2024: Fecha límite para informar a la Dirección de Investigación, sobre la participación en el concurso, completando el Formulario de Iniciativa de Proyectos (FIP) a través del sistema SIVRIDT.

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-15/01/2024: Fecha límite para enviar el Formulario de Autorización de Proyectos (FAP) a través del sistema SIVRIDT.

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-22/01/2024: Fecha límite para enviar los documentos de avances del proyecto a través del sistema SIVRIDT.

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-25/01/2024: Plazo máximo de la VRIDT, para solicitar mejoras o ajustes a los proyectos.

31/01/2024: Plazo máximo para postular a través de la plataforma de postulación.

-31/03/2024: Plazo máximo para respaldar (subir) los documentos postulados del concurso en el sistema SIVRIDT.

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Correo de contacto: For initial contact and questions about the program, please use this email address:


Nov 23 2023 - Ene 31 2024