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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. We dedicate ourselves to broadening the conversation in anthropology to reflect the full diversity of the field.

"The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." – Ruth Benedict

webinar posterOn Thursday, April 15th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM (EDT) you won’t want to miss part one of the new webinar series, “Can Anthropology Be Radically Humanist?”

To register for this event click here.


Kelly Gillespie, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of the Western Cape

Sheela Athreya, PhD, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Shadreck Chirikure, PhD, British Academy Global Professor, University of Oxford

Ora Marek-Martinez (Diné, Nimiipuu, Hopi), PhD, Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Native American Cultural Center, Northern Arizona University

Facilitator:  Wayne Modest (Research Center for Material Culture)

Hosted by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Organized by the Association of Black Anthropologists, Anthropology Southern Africa, and the Center for Experimental Ethnography

webinar posterOn Friday, April 23rd, 9:00AM – 12:00 PM (EST), the University of Michigan LSA Anthropology will be hosting, “How to Write a Graduate School Application: A Graduate School Application Workshop for Underrepresented Scholars in Anthropology”. To register for this event click here.

webinar posterOn Monday, April 26th, 6:30 PM (EST),  the New York Academy of Sciences webinar series returns with Dr. Yolanda T. Moses presenting, “”Anthropological Perspectives on Race, Nation and for Whom Is American Great?” A discussion and Q&A will follow the lecture.

To register for this event click here.

Call for Applications PosterLooking for funding? The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study has just posted its call for applications for the following fellowship programs:

The General Fellowship Programme

The Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme

The Global Horizons Fellowship Programme

For more information about these programs and how to apply click here.

webinar posterIf you missed it the first time now you can check out, “Black and Indigenous Futures”. This webinar was hosted by the Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, 

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, and The Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research. 

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From the Covid-19 pandemic to the global struggle for racial justice, anthropology has not escaped 2020 unscathed. On Tuesday, March 30th Danilyn Rutherford, President of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, hosted a discussion of proposal writing in these tumultuous times. She discussed the Foundation’s approach to supporting anthropology worldwide, offered tips on succeeding in the competition for Dissertation Fieldwork and Post-PhD Research Grants, and described some of the Foundation’s new initiatives.

Watch it now!


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