The Ethnographic Study Collection exists to facilitate cooperation between the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University and the Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum. A committee consisting of representatives from each institution distributes grants to projects that strengthen the bond between university and museum. Usually, support is targeted at MA students working with their fieldwork or MA theses. However, others with a connection to the Aarhus anthropological environment can apply as well.
What kind of activities can I apply for?
The study committee supports projects focusing on visual and material culture, and/or on the communication of anthropological knowledge. The committee usually prioritises MA students who work with or produce material of relevance to the Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum. This will often be connected to their MA fieldwork. Others with a connection to the anthropological environment at Moesgaard can also apply.
You can apply for support to cover travel cost and accommodation during your fieldwork or investigation. Or you can apply for support to cover expenses connected to communication and exhibition work, particularly those related to work or preparation for a ‘product thesis’ involving Moesgaard Museum. The grants normally fall in portions of 5000-15,000 kroner.
Advance payments are not possible; instead recipients will have relevant and documented expenses related to travel, accommodation and/or the purchase of necessary equipment reimbursed upon their return. Expenses related to the acquisition and transport of objects will usually be covered by Moesgaard Museum and thus cannot be covered by these grants.