Brian Michael Howell (bmhowell@ARTSCI.WUSTL.EDU)
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 11:09:57 -0600

Thanks those who have responded about my nsep query. I've looked through
the application pretty closely and feel that there is no danger that I
would get sucked into any kind of compromising position vis a vis the CIA
or any other gov't agency. (In fact, there is a clause in the app.
specificaly prohibiting grant recipients from acting on behalf of any
gov't agency.) I have also spoken with people in the area I would be
going to (Chiapas Mexico) and they do not seem concerned. (Since I
wouldn't need a visa and people can bop in and out rather easily, no body
seems to think my funding would even come up as an issue.) My big
concern was with the anthro community here and whether or not a grant
such as this on my vita would taint me for future money or, even worse,
black list me in jobs later. Most people on the list seem to think that
isn't a concern. Am I reading that right? any more input would be welcomed.

Brian Howell
Washington University St. Louis