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Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. 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. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000. Grants are non-renewable.
Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.
May 1 or November 1 depending on research start date
Student applies directly
Eligible to Apply:
Graduate: Phd Student, ABD Student- must be ABD at start of award
Dissertation Completion Grant
Academic Year (Graduate)
Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Social Sciences, Anthropology,
Applicants who already hold a doctorate irrespective of field are not eligible to apply for a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
June 27, 2017