Below are lists of grant-making organizations providing funding and/or other services to support anthropological research and other academic activities. The Foundation can provide no advice on these programs and we advise you to consult the specific websites for updated information and details about each organization and its grant programs.
Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur's collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation prepares the nation’s best minds to meet its most important challenges, working through education. It administers fellowships for doctoral students and faculty members that are divided into specific program areas. In addition, the foundation provides dissertation grants for research dealing in ethics, religious questions, and women's issues.
WWF established the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program to provide financial support to proven and potential conservation leaders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to gain the needed knowledge and skills to address the conservation issues in their home countries. The program offers four initiatives as a means of raising awareness for worldwide conservation: Russell E. Train Fellowships, EFN Professional Development Grants, EFN Conservation Workshop Grants, and EFN Alumni Grants.
Other Relevant Organizations
The AAA is the world's largest anthropological association. The AAA's web site provides: information on grants, fellowships, and professional development; lists information on meetings of interest to anthropologists throughout the year; provides contact information for all AAA Sections and Interest Groups; and offers links to internet resources that are of interest to anthropologists.
The IUAES is a world organization of scientists and institutions working in the fields of anthropology and ethnology, but also of interest to archaeologists and linguists, among others. Its aim is to enhance exchange and communication among scholars of all regions of the world, in a collective effort to expand human knowledge. It holds a major conference every five years that provides a world forum for the discussion and dissemination of research. In the period between world congresses, it also sponsors Inter-Congresses, seminars, and symposia and encourages the participation of anthropologists in other international meetings and projects. Through its Scientific Commissions, the IUAES stimulates the convergence of research interests among anthropologists and the dissemination of research findings through publications.
The NAA collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of the discipline. Its collections represent the four fields of anthropology - ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology - and include manuscripts, fieldnotes, correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film, and video created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars.
The WCAA is a network of national and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology. It publishes an online journal, Déjà Lu, which makes available reprints of selected articles from WCAA member association journals, aiming to disseminate anthropological knowledge on a global level. It also publicizes events held by its numerous member associations.