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Project Description Questions

Project Description Questions

Question 1: Describe your engagement project and how it will benefit the host community and/or the academic scholars who were involved with, or had a direct interest in, your Wenner-Gren sponsored research.  [approximately one page, single-spaced]

Be as explicit and detailed as possible when describing your project.  Clearly outline your aims and objectives and demonstrate how these will be achieved within the specified timeframe and budget of the Engaged Anthropology Grant.

It is very important to show how your project will benefit the host community and/or the academic community in the country of research.  We suggest that you divide your answer into two sections, the first describing your project and the second providing a convincing argument for the benefits it will provide.

If your project involves the development of content, such as ethnographic film,   educational materials or museum displays, this content should be clearly described. The nature of the collaboration with individuals in the host community should be clearly outlined. If your project involves the academic community, be explicit about the proposed activities and why they are appropriate. For example, if you plan to spend time at a relevant university, you should describe any teaching activities, seminars, or supervision in which you will be involved. If you are planning to organize a workshop, the details of this should be provided (e.g. topics to be covered, location, and the participants who will attend).

If the project is designed to extend beyond the period funded through the Engaged Anthropology Grant, plans for its sustainability should also be provided.

Question 2: Describe the Wenner-Gren funded Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. research that forms the basis of your engagement project. Demonstrate the connections between this research and your engagement project.  [approximately a half page, single-spaced]

The Foundation is looking for a clear and concise description of the research results from your Wenner-Gren funded research. Priority will be given to those proposals that are well developed and based on research results that are in advanced stages of completion and publication.

It is also important to demonstrate that the proposed project is a direct outgrowth of your Wenner-Gren funded research project.  Projects that are not specifically designed to disseminate the results of the funded research will not be competitive.

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