Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Research Grant in USA

Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Research Grant program funds individual research projects of doctoral students in anthropology or a closely related field. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that integrate two or more subfields and pioneer new approaches and ideas.

  • Host Country: USA
  • Field: Postdoctoral Research Anthropology or related
  • Financial Coverage: $25,000
  • Deadline: May 1 and November 1

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating foundation located in New York. The foundation is dedicated to the advancement of anthropology worldwide. It is one of the major sources of funding for international anthropological research and actively engages with the anthropological community through various grants, fellowships, networking, conference, and symposium programs.

Financial Coverage and Duration

The maximum Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Research Grant is $25,000. Grants are non-renewable. The duration of the grant is not limited and applicants can apply for funding to cover different phases of the research (for example two years) as long as this is part of the research proposal.

Timeline for Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Research Grant

Application deadlines for Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Research Grant are May 1 (for project start dates between January 1 and June 30 of the following year) and November 1 (for project start dates between July 1 and December 31 of the following year). The application portal opens 2 months before the deadline.

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Qualified scholars of any nationality or institutional affiliation are eligible for Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Research Grant. Independent Scholars and Senior Scholars may apply. Individuals who are within 5 months of receiving a doctorate or equivalent degree may apply but must complete their degree before the start date listed on their application.

Applicants whose research focuses on primatology or primate conservation must demonstrate the wider anthropological relevance of their work.

Application Procedure

In order to present your project in the best possible light, please follow all instructions for completing the application form. Use all available space to describe your project. If you have questions, please contact at applications@wennergren.org or (+1) 212 683 5000.

The application requires the following:

  • General information about you and your project
  • An abstract of your proposed project
  • Answers to six questions about your project
  • Statement of resubmission if we have previously rejected a post-PhD research grant application
  • Detailed Plan A Budget (Covid-19 Best Case Scenario)
  • Detailed Plan B budget (Covid-19 worst-case scenario)
  • Bibliography relevant to your proposed project
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