The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. January 15 and August 15 are the deadlines for Senior Research Proposals, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Proposals, most Workshop proposals and proposals for Training Programs. January 16 and August 16 are the deadlines for Faculty Scholars proposals. CAREER proposals must conform to the annually announced NSF-wide CAREER proposal deadline. EAGER, RAPID, and small workshop proposals may be submitted at any time, with prior permission of the Program Officer. REG and REU supplement proposals may also be submitted out of cycle, with prior permission of the Program Officer.