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September 21, 2009

Zoe Crossland giving a lecture for NYAS anthropology sectionThe Anthropology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences kicks off its Monday night lecture series on Monday, October 5 with a lecture by Shirley Lindenbaum (Graduate Center, CUNY) titled Four Ways To Tell The Kuru Story . Find out about the upcoming lecture series held at the Wenner-Gren Foundation Offices

June 30, 2009

Dr. Joe WatkinsDr. Joe Watkins, Director of Native American Studies at University of Oklahoma and member of the Wenner-Gren Foundation's academic advisory council appears on PBS Series “Time Team America” starting on July 8th

February 11, 2009

The Wenner-Gren Foundation is pleased to announce the Osmundsen Initiative that will provide up to an additional $5,000 of support for select applicants who receive either a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant or a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. We hope that this new initiative will help to offset necessary cuts in our maximum grant amounts for these programs.

February 10, 2009

All Applicants have been e-mailed the outcome of the first screening round of grant applications submitted for the November 2008 deadline.

January 19, 2009

Since Fall 2008 the Anthropology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences has been holding its meetings at the Wenner-Gren Foundation Offices on Monday Evenings. Meetings are free and open to the public.

October 29, 2008

The Wenner-Gren Foundation is delighted to announce the award of two Institutional Development Grants to the National University of Mongolia and the Museum of Cordoba, University of Cordoba, Argentina. This grant program was established in 2008 to support the development of doctoral anthropology programs in countries where anthropology lacks financial and institutional support.

October 20, 2008

The Foundation will be sponsoring different events at the annual meeting of the AAA in San Francisco. From a Presidential panel on "Anthropology Put to Work" to a grant workshop and finally a wine reception on Friday night. We look forward to seeing you all there!

February 19, 2008

Read about Dr. Sharon DeWitte's dissertation research on the impact and epidemiology of the Black Death in 14th century Europe which was recently featured in the New York Times Science Section.

 

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