The Wenner-Gren Foundation is now accepting applications for the Post-PhD Research Grants. The Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are open to individuals who are holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Grants up to $20,000 of the amount are for research expenses.
The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, or institutional or departmental affiliation.
- Applications are accepted from scholars who are close to completing their doctorate or equivalent degree; however, the grant cannot be awarded until the degree is completed.
- Note that the Foundation expects the degree to have been completed before the start date for the proposed project given by the applicant on the application form.
- Current grantees must have completed all requirements of their existing grant, including submission of the final report before an application for a new project can be accepted.
- Post-Ph.D. Research grant applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted only if they are accompanied by a resubmission statement, explaining how the application is different from the prior application and how the referees’ comments have been addressed.
- If a Post.Ph.D. The research grant is awarded; the applicant must agree to comply with the Requirements and Conditions of the Post-Ph.D. Research Grant.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:
You will be asked to provide the following information about yourself and your project:
- The application must be submitted in the name of one individual.
- Co-principal investigators, if any, should be listed under “Other academic personnel participating in the project” (see below).
- You are asked to supply your full legal name (first, middle, and surname), e-mail address and other contact details, date and place of birth, gender, citizenship, and educational history (highest degree awarded, date, and awarding institution).
- You are asked to supply your home and/or department address. If you supply both, your home address will be used as your mailing address.
- Note that the Foundation’s primary method of communication with you will be by e-mail.
- Title of project (15 words or less)
- The total amount requested in U.S. Dollars. Note that we also require a detailed budget
- Three keywords or phrases that best describe your research.
- A sub-discipline and region/topic selected from a predetermined list
- Project duration and location information, including the project start date. Projects may have a duration longer than twelve months and need not entail a continuous period of research. For applications submitted at the May 1 deadline, the start date must be after January 1 of the following year. For applications submitted at the November 1 deadline, the start date must be after July 1 of the following year.
- Any academic collaborators. (“Academic collaborators” are individuals responsible for carrying out a substantial portion of a proposed project. They may have taken part in the formulation of a project. An applicant may have plans to include them as co-authors when they write up the results of their work. A typical example would be an anthropologist serving as a project’s co-Principal Investigator. These individuals do not include local research assistants working under an applicant’s direction or non-academic family members — or other non-academic individuals — who may be helping with aspects of their research. If you plan to include academic collaborators in this project, you will have a chance to describe their role and importance in greater depth in your answer to Question 4.)
- Other academic personnel participating in the project. (“Other academic personnel” are individuals responsible for carrying out crucial, yet limited portions of a proposed project. A typical example would be an expert in a research approach or methodology key to a project’s success. These individuals include local research assistants working under an applicant’s direction or non-academic family members (or other non-academic individuals) who may be helping with aspects of their research. If you plan to include other academic personnel in this project, you will have a chance to describe their role and importance in greater depth in your answer to Question 4.)
- Other funding applications: List other agencies to which you have applied for funding for all or part of the research proposed in this application. It is an excellent idea to seek funding from as many sources as you can; doing so will not jeopardize your chances of receiving a Wenner-Gren award. If you are seeking funds from other agencies for components of your research that would not be covered by your Wenner-Gren grant, you must indicate in your response to Project Description 3 whether your project will be feasible if this additional support is not forthcoming.
The maximum amount of the Post-Ph.D. Research Grant is the US $20,000. Grants are for research expenses.
- Note: the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement.
Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1, 2018.