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How to Apply

Each year, the Wenner-Gren Foundation funds a small number of one-time projects designed to meet a need not addressed by our other programs.  Global Initiatives Grants can be as small as $5,000 and as large as $20,000; they fund innovative, collaborative initiatives that build capacity in anthropology.   We look for projects in which a small amount of money can have a wide and lasting impact in creating the conditions that allow the discipline to survive and thrive.  Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply.  Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of application and be affiliated with a school or organization that can carry forward the lessons learned through the project.  We prioritize applications from individuals based in countries, regions, and communities where anthropology is disadvantaged or under threat.  Our total budget for this program is $30,000/year, so the competition is very stiff for this grant.

The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is May 15, 2020.

For more information, contact Judy Kreid at

Global Initiatives Grants: Call for Letters of Inquiry