Wenner-Gren Foundation: Global Initiatives Grant / Post-PhD Research Grant in Anthropology

The Wenner-Gren Foundation is committed to playing a leadership role in anthropology. We help anthropologists advance anthropological knowledge, build sustainable careers, and amplify the impact of anthropology within the wider world. The foundation is accepting proposals for the following programs:

Global Initiatives Grants help support innovative projects that benefit the discipline as a whole by creating the conditions for anthropologists to do better work. Wenner-Gren looks for initiatives in which a small amount of money can have a wide and lasting impact, building capacity for the discipline to thrive.

Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of application and be affiliated with a school or organization that can carry forward the lessons learned through the project. The deadline for this program is May 15, 2024.

The Post-PhD Research Grant program funds individual research projects undertaken by doctorates in anthropology or a closely related field. The goal is to support vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of what it means to be human. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, topic, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that integrate two or more subfields and pioneer new approaches and ideas.

The maximum Post-PhD Research Grant is $25,000. Grants are nonrenewable. There is no limit to the duration of the grant, and applicants may request funding to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Wenner-Gren awards do not include funds to cover institutional overhead or any fees related to the administration of our grants and fellowships. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2024.