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Engaged Anthropology Grant


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting applications for Engaged Research Grants involving face-to-face activities at the August 1, 2020 deadline.  Eligible individuals seeking support for virtual engagement projects are welcome to apply.  Please contact with any questions.



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:

  • The community  in which the research was conducted, and/or
  • The academic/anthropological community in the region or country of research.

The Foundation realizes that the appropriate form of engagement will vary depending on the type of project that was undertaken and the location of the research.  Emphasis should be on disseminating the research results of Wenner-Gren funded research.  Applications are evaluated according to the project’s capacity for producing engaged participation, cultivating mutually beneficial collaborations, and forging equitable relationships among all parties involved. This grant does not support the continuation of research activities, the establishment of websites, or other forms of engagement with western anthropologists who typically have access to the international academic community and literature.

The application deadline is August 1. Final decisions are made within three months of these dates. Applications must be received within six years of the original approve date of the Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. Dissertation Fieldwork grantees may apply for the Engaged Anthropology Grant  before the completion of their doctorate, but funds will not be awarded until the doctorate is in hand.  

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.