The JRF Advisory Committee typically meets in March or April to decide which proposals will be funded. You should therefore expect to receive notification sometime between late March and early May.
No. Only research in the Americas is funded.
You can receive your grant award in either US dollars or Canadian dollars, but no other currency. However, you are free to convert your award to the currency of the country where you will be carrying out your research.
Yes, but you cannot apply (and expect to receive) funding for a continuation of your project or a new project until your final report has been received and your field materials have been archived.
There is no set time limit. The answer to this question will vary considerably between projects. One common scenario is for the bulk of the data collection to be carried out over the summer and for the analysis, write-up and archiving to take place in the fall and early winter. In the case of the larger Kinkade grants, the analysis and write-up may take considerably longer. Keep in mind that if you would like to move your project to a new phase, you cannot receive additional Jacobs funding until a final report has been written and materials from your current funded project have been archived.
You should write to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Explain your new plan for completing the project. If the board approves, and the award check has not already been mailed, it will be sent the following year (if your explanation is convincing).
You will need to submit a new work and/or archiving plan. For any change of PI, new letters of recommendation must also be submitted. Only then will the board consider the new proposal. Contact email@example.com as soon as possible if this is your situation.
Archiving protects vital and potentially irreplaceable information, not only for the depositor but for subsequent generations of scholars and descendants of the research consultants.
You are only required to deposit copies, but if you prefer you may deposit originals in addition to or instead of copies. If your originals are in a non-digital format, and you have created digital versions, you are especially encouraged to deposit both. Please indicate which materials are originals.
Your submitted Deed of Gift must include the following information: name of collection, description of collection, date of award, and your signature. You may modify or include additional terms or conditions relating to access to your deposited materials. For example, you may elect to grant public access to your materials sooner than the default 25 years.
This should include your name and a very general description of what is being deposited. E.g. "Pamela Amoss field notes, recordings and related materials for Nooksack language."
Roughly speaking, Description of Collection should answer two questions: "What's in the box of materials being archived?" and "What are the materials about?" Please describe the types of physical materials/formats in the box (examples: field notebooks, field notes, paper notebooks, compact discs, transcriptions), physical count of each (e.g. 5 CDs, 2 notebooks, 6 mss.), and which indigenous group/language they relate to. Describe the overall scope and content of the material being archived (e.g. sermon, songs, narrative, elicitation, interview, etc.). Give full names (avoid initials) of all people involved in the materials being archived, and dates when the field research was conducted. Your description will be included in the library's catalog record of the materials.
It is expected that materials collected with a grant from the JRF be deposited in the University of Washington archives. However, if you believe there is a more appropriate archive, you may propose and justify this in the proposal. This may in fact be the most appropriate option for projects which fall outside of the Pacific Northwest. The location of the archive you are using is to be indicated on the Final Report Form.
Contact University of Washington Special Collections. Main Phone Number: 206-543-1929. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(You may need to obtain written permission to view the materials. Contact the donor. If the donor is deceased or incapacitated, then you will need to obtain permission from two JRF Collection trustees. Special Collections has a current list. You will need to complete an Archival Materials Retrieval Request. You may also have to fill out an Audio Reproduction Request. The person you talk to at Special Collections will help you with all of that.)