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General Information about the applicant and project

You will be asked to provide the following information about yourself and your project:

  1. Applicant Information: The application must be submitted in the name of one individual. Co-principal investigators, if any, should be listed under “Other academic personnel participating in the project” (see below). You are asked to supply your full legal name (first, middle, and surname), e-mail address and other contact details, date and place of birth, gender, citizenship, and educational history (highest degree awarded, date, and awarding institution). You are asked to supply your home and/or department address. If you supply both, your home address will be used as your mailing address. Please note that the Foundation's primary method of communication with you will be by e-mail.
  2. Project Information:
    • Title of project (15 words or less)
    • Total amount requested in U.S. Dollars. Note that we also require a detailed budget
    • Three keywords or phrases that best describe your research.
    • A subdiscipline and region/topic selected from a predetermined list
    • Project duration and location information, including the project start date.  Projects may have a duration longer than twelve months and need not entail a continuous period of research. For applications submitted at the May 1 deadline, the start date must be after January 1 of the following year.  For applications submitted at the November 1 deadline, the start date must be after July 1 of the following year.
    • Any academic collaborators. ("Academic collaborators" are individuals responsible for carrying out a substantial portion of a proposed project.  They may have taken part in the formulation of a project.  An applicant may have plans to include them as co-authors when they write up the results of their work.  A typical example would be an anthropologist serving as a project's co-Principal Investigator.  These individuals do not include local research assistants working under an applicant's direction or non-academic family members -- or other non-academic individuals -- who may be helping with aspects of their research.  If you plan to include academic collaborators in this project, you will have a chance to describe their role and importance in greater depth in your answer to Question 4.)
    • Other academic personnel participating in project. ("Other academic personnel" are individuals responsible for carrying out crucial, yet limited portions of a proposed project.  A typical example would be an expert in a research approach or methodology key to a project's success.  These individuals include local research assistants working under an applicant's direction or non-academic family members (or other non-academic individuals) who may be helping with aspects of their research.  If you plan to include other academic personnel in this project, you will have a chance to describe their role and importance in greater depth in your answer to Question 4.)
    • Other funding applications: List other agencies to which you have applied for funding for all or part of the research proposed in this application. It is an excellent idea to seek funding from as many sources as you can; doing so will not jeopardize your chances of receiving a Wenner-Gren award.  If you are seeking funds from other agencies for components of your research that would not be covered by your Wenner-Gren grant, you must indicate in your response to Project Description 3 whether your project will be feasible if this additional support is not forthcoming.

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