For over 70 years, the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University at has been at the forefront of comparative and cross-cultural research. Our mission is to promote understanding of cultural diversity and commonality in the past and present. We offer two expertly curated academic databases: eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology. In keeping with our mission, HRAF is passionate about facilitating global access to our enriching educational resources.
This fundraising campaign is to enable lower-income countries to obtain access to our eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases at no charge to their academic institutions. You can read more about our Global Scholarship announcement here. Each scholarship winner is awarded funding for one year. The potential renewal of HRAF scholarships for an additional year or longer is dependent upon adequate funds to continue support of the Global Scholarship program.
This cycle, HRAF promised to guarantee seven total scholarships (five institutional and two individual). We are heartened to report that due to the popularity of the scholarship program, we have received more applications than we can fund from our own dedicated resources. The goal of this campaign is to raise an additional $3,550. This amount would generate enough revenue to ensure that every promising global scholarship candidate is guaranteed funding for a minimum of one year. We are therefore seeking the kind and generous support of donors who would like to share in our promotion of anthropology, archaeology, and cross-cultural research.
Candidates and Beneficiaries
Your support will have a global impact. The scholarship has attracted candidates from the following places around the world:
· Burkina Faso
· Democratic Republic of Congo
· South Africa
Our candidates range from graduate students to full-time faculty and researchers. All of the candidates are from low-income or middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank.
We hope that access to our award-winning eHRAF databases will enhance the research capabilities and further the academic goals of our scholarship recipients, as well as expand the diversity and inclusivity of anthropology and archaeology as global disciplines by encouraging participation from underrepresented locales.
About our eHRAF World Cultures and Archaeology databases
As the largest anthropological databank in the world, our ethnographic and archaeological databases include over 880,000 pages of information on over 420 cultures and traditions.
· Worldwide samples of cultures and traditions, past and present.
· Subject indexed at the paragraph level by HRAF analysts.
· Powerful search and retrieval system ideal for learning about diversity.
· Documents and culture collections added annually.
How to Donate
Make your tax-deductible contribution today using the form on this page.
We value contributions of any amount, big or small.
Donations in excess of our initial goal of $3,550 for the current application cycle will be earmarked for future scholarships.