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Department of Social Anthropology


The sums received from the publication of the Cambridge Papers in Social Anthropology constitute a fund called the Fortes Fund. The income of the Fund is used to make grants towards the expenses of members of the University relating to publications in Social Anthropology.  

NB Preference shall be given to applicants under the age of forty and to those with children under the age of ten years.


How to Apply

Applicants should write to the Fortes Fund Committee and include the following details:

  • Name and applicant’s status within the University
  • Full details of the publication undertaken for which expenses are sought
  • Age of applicant
  • Age(s) of any dependent children
  • Full contact details including address, telephone and email

Letters of application should be sent to:

Dorothy Searle,