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Research in Africa

Nature volume 143, pages 655656 (22 April 1939) | Download Citation



IN June next, the generous grants of the Rockefeller Foundation to the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures for the promotion of linguistic and anthropological research in Africa will cease; and the Council of the Institute, it is stated in its annual report for 1938 (Africa, 12, 1; 1939), being fully aware of the urgent need not merely of continuing, but also of extending and strengthening this work in every way, now has under consideration its arrangements for the future. These must necessarily depend upon the funds available; but the wide interests implicated in the vast field to be covered, and the gravity of the issues to which the researches of the Institute contribute understanding, should ensure that financial considerations will not be allowed to cramp its work.

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