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Application Procedures

Application Procedures

  1. The Foundation operates an online application submission procedure. All application forms and other required application materials must be submitted online. If it is not possible to submit your application online because of inadequate internet access in your country of origin, you must notify the Foundation at least one week before the deadline to arrange to submit an application by conventional mail (
  2. Applications can only be made within 2 months of the application deadline.
  3. Applications must be in English.
  4. The Engaged Anthropology Grant application asks for the following categories of information:
    • General information about yourself, your prior Wenner-Gren grant and your proposed project.
    • An Abstract of the proposed project. If your application is successful, this abstract will appear on the Foundation's website. Please make sure your abstract is written in a style that is clearly understandable to a non-specialist.
    • Project description questions. All responses should be carefully prepared. Applicants are advised to read the questions and instructions as they develop their answers.
    • A detailed budget
    • A curriculum vitae 
  5. Please note that permits and/or special visas are not required at the application stage. If an application is successful, the Foundation will request copies of the relevant permits. Grant funds will not be released to a grantee until the Foundation has received copies of all relevant permits.
  6. Before submitting your application, please read the information on US tax issues applicable to all grantees Click here for more information.
  7. Non-US citizens should read the information on US visa requirements for Non-US citizens who are present or coming to the United States as part of their project Click here for more information.
  8. Successful applicants are required to comply with all US laws. This includes, but is not limited to, regulations governed by the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). OFAC administers US Government sanction programs and regulations pertaining to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List). Please consult the US Department Treasury website for more information on US Government sanction programs and the SDN List at

    Special documentation is required for projects located in the following countries where US Government sanctions are in place: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Crimea (including Sevastopol). This documentation is not required at the stage of application, but must be submitted to the Foundation before grant funds are disbursed to successful applicants. (click here for more information)

  9. Do not send any other material, such as a project bibliography, transcripts, letters of recommendation, computer disks, manuscripts, publications, photographs, or recordings to the Foundation in support of your application. This material will not be used in the review process and cannot be returned.


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