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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

The Wenner-Gren Foundation is seeking a doctoral student to join the Advisory Council, a group of six anthropologists who offer feedback and advice to the Foundation on our programs, initiatives, and future directions.

Leslie AielloWe're proud to share the news that former Wenner-Gren president Leslie Aiello has won the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service!

Please note that the deadline for the Global Initiatives Grant has been extended to July 15th 2022.

Click here to register for an information session on Friday, June 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Templeton Prom FlyerAnnouncing a new Wenner-Gren fellowship opportunity! The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide in-depth training for anthropologists in the craft of science communication and public scholarship—to transform their research into stories that engage in the public and spur them to rethink themselves and their world.

Deadline: July 15th

Apply now!

Book cover for EcologiesIn 2020 the Open Anthropology Lab, Bogota, Colombia received a Global Initiatives Grant to expand awareness of social issues among school children in Colombia through the creation of three open access books on (1) Ecologies, (2) Globalization, and (3) Race.

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