Engaged Anthropology Grant

Can I apply more than once a year for the Engaged Anthropology Grant?

There are two deadlines for the Engaged Anthropology grant -- February and August 1st. You cannot reapply for a grant until you have received notification on your application in process. The Foundation makes every attempt to ensure that applicants receive notification on the status of their application in time for them to reapply for the next deadline. We cannot always guarantee this as there are times when the review process can take longer than six months.

Can I apply for an Engaged Anthropology Grant before completing the Ph.D?

If you are close to completing your Ph.D., you can apply for a Post-Ph.D grant. You must indicate the date you expect to have your doctorate in hand. This must be before the start date of your proposed project. Funds will not be released until you have formally received your degree and the foundation reserves the right to withdraw your award if you do not receive your Ph.D. by your anticipated completion date.

Must I be affiliated with an anthropology department to apply for a Engaged Anthropology Grant?

No. You can apply regardless of your departmental or professional affiliation. However, funding decisions are made on the basis of the potential of the project to make a significant contribution to the field of theoretical anthropology. You must clearly demonstrate this potential in your application and also show a good knowledge of the relevant anthropological literature. It is not sufficient to merely use anthropological techniques (e.g. participant observation) to carry out research in your own disciplinary area or to carry out research in a non-western setting.

Engaged Anthropology Grant

The Engaged Anthropology Grant is designed to enable grantees to return to their research locale to share their research results. A Wenner-Gren grantee may apply for the Engaged Anthropology Grant ($5,000 maximum) upon completion of the final reporting requirements for the Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. Please note: only individuals who have received and completed a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant or a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant are eligible to apply for this grant.

A Wenner-Gren grantee may apply for the Engaged Anthropology Grant ($5,000 maximum) upon completion of the final reporting requirements for the Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant.

This grant is designed to enable grantees to return to their research locale to share their research results with:

Is my Grant or Fellowship taxable?

Information on US Tax Issues

I. Non-US Persons

Wenner-Gren grants and fellowships are not subject to US taxes if you are: 1) not normally subject to US taxes by nature of your citizenship or tax residency status and 2) 100% of the research or conference/workshop activities funded by Wenner-Gren is conducted outside the US. However, there may be tax implications in your country of citizenship or tax residence, and you should seek advice from an appropriate tax advisor.

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