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Application Procedures

  1. The Wenner-Gren Foundation receives over 200 Post-Ph.D Research grant applications each year. Only 11-15% are successful. Given this degree of competition, the Foundation advises applicants to follow closely all the procedures for completing the application.
  2. Applications must be submitted on the most recent official application form. Application forms and guidelines for completing these forms are available three months before each application deadline.
  3. 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 (
  4. In addition to the online submission, one printed copy of the application form and required attachments, PLUS four (4) printed copies of the application form only, must be sent to the Foundation. This material must be postmarked by the application deadline (and received by the Foundation no later than two weeks after the deadline) or your application will not be reviewed.
  5. Applications can only be made within 3 months of the application deadline.
  6. Applications must be in English.
  7. The application asks for the following categories of information:
    • General information about yourself and the project
    • An Abstract of your proposed research. 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
    • The answers to five project description questions. All applicants must answer the first five project description questions. All responses should be carefully prepared. Applicants are advised to read the questions and instructions as they develop their answers.
    • A resubmission statement if the current application is a resubmission of a previously declined application
    • A detailed budget