Programs

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Dissertation Fieldwork Grants for up to $20,000 are awarded to individuals enrolled in a doctoral program to support dissertation research.  Applicants must be engaged in research that contributes to anthropological knowledge. Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply.

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants for up to $20,000 are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Applicants must be engaged in research that contributes to anthropological knowledge. Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply.

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.

Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnographic Film provide up to $40,000 towards the completion of an ethnographic film that is based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant. The fellowship is awarded to scholars who are within ten years of the receipt of their Ph.D. and supports them early in their career when they frequently lack the time and resources for film production.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to $40,000 towards the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars who are within ten years of the receipt of their Ph.D. and supports them early in their career when they frequently lack the time and resources to publish.

International Collaborative Research Grants (ICRG) provide up to $30,000 to support research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills together. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in ICRG funded projects.

Wadsworth International Fellowships provide funds to support study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in anthropology. Fellowships are made for amounts up to $17,500 per year with the possibility of renewal for a total of four years of funding. Applicants must be from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training.

Wadsworth African Fellowships provide funds to support African students wishing to study anthropology (including biological anthropology and archaeology) at a South African university. Fellowships are made for amounts up to $17,500 per year with the possibility of renewal for a total of four years of funding.

Conference and Workshops Grants are available to international scholars to develop anthropological knowledge and debates. Grants are made for up to $20,000.