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SPECIAL NOTICE PERTAINING TO THE JUNE 1, 2020 DEADLINE

Conference Applicants: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting applications for Conference Grants at the June 1, 2020 deadline.  If you are seeking support for a meeting to be held any time after February 1, 2021, please apply at our December 1, 2020 deadline instead. Please contact lobbink@wennergren.org with any questions.

Workshop Applicants: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting applications for Workshop Grants involving face-to-face activities at the June 1, 2020 deadline.    Individuals requesting up to $5,000 to cover the costs involved in hosting a virtual workshop are welcome to apply.  Please contact lobbink@wennergren.org with any questions.

For further information on Virtual Meetings, may we suggest applicants read a post on this subject just written by Anand Pandian (Johns Hopkins U.) for the Society for Cultural Anthropology, called “Redesigning the Annual Conference: Contagion, Carbon, Access, Equity.”

 

 

Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.

Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend.

Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.

Application deadlines for Conference and Workshop Grants are June 1 and December 1. The June 1 deadline is for conferences and workshops to be held no earlier than January of the following year. The December 1 deadline is for conferences and workshops to be held no earlier than July of the following year.Decisions will be announced within 4-6 months of the deadline.

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation's online application submission procedure.

For more detailed information on program requirements, application procedures and review criteria, please refer to the links below:

Important Information for Research Projects Based in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Crimea, and Venezuela.