The EMKP provides funding for documentation work on material knowledge/practices that are critically endangered, with a preference for areas of the world where there is limited local support for research. We do not support revitalisation projects. Projects must be focused on still active material practices and knowledge systems. We cover all relevant fieldwork costs including equipment, travel, subsistence and allowances for research assistants and community collaborators.

EMKP invites successful applicants to a week-long training course, usually held in London in September, which is designed to provide practical and theoretical training in key skills needed during documentation and preparation for upload to the digital repository.

Calls for grants typically open in October and close at the end of January. We currently offer two types of grants. You can find out more about EMKP grants here.

Wauja woman making a ceramic vessel (Photo: Aristoteles Barcelos Neto)