Claire Garber Goodman Fund for the Anthropological Study of Human Culture
The Claire Garber Goodman Fund for the Study of Anthropological has been established to encourage the anthropological study of past and present peoples and cultures. Three fundamental aims of such study are:
(1) to enable students and faculty to gain insight into the ideas, philosophies, and worldviews of other cultures,
(2) to understand the adaptations of specific communities and populations to their natural and cultural environments, and
(3) to discover within our species' biological and cultural variety universal dimensions and themes of human existence and evolution.
From Left: Larry Goodman, President Kim, and Dale F. Eickelman.
Photo by Joseph Mehling '69
Some guidelines for proposals (please download the form "information about the fund below):
- Applications may be submitted at any time, but normally at least ten weeks before the proposed project is to begin;
- Endorsement by a member of the Department faculty must accompany your application;
- You will need a completed Cover Sheet for Claire Garber Goodman Fund Projects (downloadable below)
- Goodman grant proposals are reviewed by the Department of Anthropology at faculty meetings, which occur three or four times a term. Proposals must be received by the department a week prior to such meeting in order to be considered;
- When your proposal is in final form, you and your advisor should work out a budget for your project. Some of the categories you might include in your budget (depending, of course, on the type of work you will be doing) are: Travel, Housing, Meals, Supplies, photocopies, paper, and Postage;
- All approved proposals involving human subjects must be submitted to and approved by Dartmouth College's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (downloadable form below);
- For personal car mileage and car rental, you will have to fill out a form to be submitted to the Office of Integrated Risk Management and Insurance, HB 6012 with a copy to the Anthropology Department (downloadable form below).
- proposal involves intense consultations with a faculty advisor and writing-revising drafts until the proposal is in final form. From start to finish, preparing a proposal may take four to eight weeks. Learning how to write a proposal is part of the research process.
During her lifetime, Claire Garber Goodman, a student and scholar in the field of anthropology, expressed a wish to make a gift to Dartmouth College which would encourage and assist anthropological research by both students and faculty. Lawrence Goodman '47, her husband, has honored her wish and Dartmouth College by creating the fund which bears her name. Through this fund, and the research it supports, we seek to further Claire Goodman's hope that knowledge from cross-cultural inquiry might provide new bases for enhancing prospects for universal human coexistence.
Claire Garber Goodman was born in Longview, Texas on January 17, 1933. As a child, her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee which was her home until she married Lawrence B. Goodman D'47 in 1957.
Mrs. Goodman graduated from the Ten Acre and Dana Hall Schools in Wellesley, Massachusetts and graduated from Connecticut College in 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Goodman made their home in Rye, New York and were residents of that community at the time of Mrs. Goodman's death in April, 1979. Mrs. Goodman is survived by her three children, Laura R., Hampshire College; Frank G, Dartmouth '82; and Emily J., Dartmouth '84.
Claire Goodman received her Master's Degree in Anthropology from New York University in 1978. Her Master's thesis on copper artifacts in the native-American Mississipian period was published in 1983 by the Center for American Archeology with the title "Copper Artifacts in Late Eastern Woodlands Prehistory", edited by Anne-Marie Cantwell, preface by Lawrence B. Goodman. The book is still in print.
- Grant amount: up to $4,500.00 per student (in exceptional cases proposals for larger amounts will be considered).
- Research involving human subjects and student driver applications (if applicable) should be obtained before applying for the grant
- Other funding sources at Dartmouth
Claire Garber Goodman Research Projects