The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) and the Kinkade Language and Culture Fund (KLF) are sister organizations that fund linguistic and anthropological research on aboriginal peoples of North and South America. The JRF accepts proposals on behalf of both organizations.

Priority is given to research on the Pacific Northwest. However, research in other areas of the Americas will be funded if possible.

The JRF is affiliated with the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington.

photo of Jacobs and co in the field

Melville Jacobs and Mrs. Annie Peterson (Coos), in Charleston, Oregon, July 1934, with graduate student Orin Johnston (crouching). Photo courtesy of Bill Seaburg.