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General information about the applicant, supervisor and project

We will ask you to provide the following information about yourself, your supervisor, and your project.

  1. Applicant Information: This includes your full legal name (first, middle, and surname); e-mail address and other contact details; date and place of birth, gender, citizenship, educational history, primary scholarly language, institutional affiliation and current status in your program. 
  2. Supervisor Information: Dissertation Fieldwork applicants must select one individual who will act as the dissertation supervisor. This supervisor will be responsible for the reporting requirements of the grant. For the purpose of the application your advisor MUST be at the same department or academic institution. You may mention other academic advisors in the fourth project description question. We ask for your supervisor's full legal name (first, middle, and surname), e-mail address, department and mailing address.
  3. Project Information:
    • Title of project (15 words or less)
    • Total amount requested in U.S. Dollars. Note that we also require a detailed budget
    • Three keywords or phrases that best describe your research.
    • A subdiscipline and region/topic selected from a predetermined list
    • Project duration and location information, including the project start date.  Projects may have a duration longer than twelve months and need not entail a continuous period of research. For applications submitted at the May 1 deadline, the start date must be after January 1 of the following year.  For applications submitted at the November 1 deadline, the start date must be after July 1 of the following year.
    • Any academic collaborators. ("Academic collaborators" are individuals responsible for carrying out a substantial portion of a proposed project.  They may have taken part in the formulation of a project.  An applicant may have plans to include them as co-authors when they write up the results of their work.  A typical example would be an anthropologist serving as a project's co-Principal Investigator.  These individuals do not include local research assistants working under an applicant's direction or non-academic family members -- or other non-academic individuals -- who may be helping with aspects of their research.  If you plan to include academic collaborators in this project, you will have a chance to describe their role and importance in greater depth in your answer to Question 4.)
    • Other academic personnel participating in project. ("Other academic personnel" are individuals responsible for carrying out crucial, yet limited portions of a proposed project.  A typical example would be an expert in a research approach or methodology key to a project's success.  These individuals include local research assistants working under an applicant's direction or non-academic family members (or other non-academic individuals) who may be helping with aspects of their research.  If you plan to include other academic personnel in this project, you will have a chance to describe their role and importance in greater depth in your answer to Question 4.)
    • Other funding applications: List other agencies to which you have applied for funding for all or part of the research proposed in this application. It is an excellent idea to seek funding from as many sources as you can; doing so will not jeopardize your chances of receiving a Wenner-Gren award.  If you are seeking funds from other agencies for components of your research that would not be covered by your Wenner-Gren grant, you must indicate in your response to Project Description 3 whether your project will be feasible if this additional support is not forthcoming.

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