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Wenner-Gren Foundation - Engaged Anthropology Grant 2018


Deadline:

August 01, 2018


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Wenner-Gren Foundation - Engaged Anthropology Grant 2018

The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals: to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development, and variation; to foster the international community of research scholars in anthropology and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.

A Wenner-Gren grantee may apply for the Engaged Anthropology Grant ($5,000 maximum) upon completion of the final reporting requirements for the Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant.

This grant is designed to enable grantees to return to their research locale to share their research results with:

  • The community  in which the research was conducted, and/or
  • The academic/anthropological community in the region or country of research.

The Foundation realizes that the appropriate form of engagement will vary depending on the type of project that was undertaken and the location of the research.  Emphasis should be on disseminating the research results of Wenner-Gren funded research.  Applications are evaluated according to the project’s capacity for producing engaged participation, cultivating mutually beneficial collaborations, and forging equitable relationships among all parties involved. This grant does not support the continuation of research activities, the establishment of websites, or other forms of engagement with western anthropologists who typically have access to the international academic community and literature.

Final decisions are made within three months of deadlines. Applications must be received within six years of the original approved date of the Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. Dissertation Fieldwork grantees may apply for the Engaged Anthropology Grant before the completion of their doctorate, but funds will not be awarded until the doctorate is in hand.  

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation's online application submission procedure.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have been funded previously through a Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant and the proposed engagement activities must be a direct outgrowth of this Wenner-Gren funded research.
  • Applicants must have completed their Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant and fulfilled the final reporting requirements before applying for the Engaged Anthropology Grant.
  • Applicants must apply within six years of the original approve date of their   Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. If you do not know your official approve date, it can be accessed by looking up your name on the Grantees Section of the Wenner Gren website.
  • Applications are accepted from Dissertation Fieldwork grantees who are close to completing their doctorate or equivalent degree; however, the Engaged Anthropology Grant cannot be awarded until the degree is completed. Note that the Foundation requires the degree to have been completed before the start date of the engagement activity listed on the application form.
  • Applicants may apply multiple times for the same or different engagement projects within the stipulated six-year period, however:
    1. Only one application for an Engaged Anthropology Grant  will be accepted from an applicant per  funding season,
    2. Applicants for the Engaged Anthropology Grant cannot apply to any other Wenner-Gren funding program during the same funding season or have an active grant with the Foundation at the time they submit their application ( the Conference and Workshop Grant program is the only exception to this rule).
    3. If an applicant is awarded an Engaged Anthropology Grant, he/she will not be eligible to apply for a different engagement project tied to the same Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grant.
  • If an Engaged Anthropology Grant is approved, the applicant must agree to comply with the Requirements and Conditions of the Engaged Anthropology Grant.
  • Individuals cannot apply for the EAG if they have a pending application for another Wenner-Gren program.

General Criteria for Evaluation

  • Applications are evaluated according to the project’s capacity for producing engaged participation, cultivating mutually beneficial collaborations, and forging equitable relationships among all parties involved.
  • The proposal should emphasize the strategies that will be used for sharing your Wenner-Gren funded research results with the community in which the research was conducted, and/or the academic/anthropological community in the region or country of research.
    1. Engagement with the host community. The Foundation prioritizes innovative ways of sharing knowledge produced by the funded research with the host community. For example, these may include but are not restricted to, community outreach programs, the establishment of museum or heritage displays, the development of educational materials for schools, ethnographic film projects, conservation activities, or other initiatives. In all cases, the project must directly benefit the host community.
    2. Engagement with the academic/anthropological community. The Foundation prioritizes activities that promote dialogue and foster more equitable and productive partnerships between the applicant and his/her academic colleagues in the host region/country.  Such activities might include, but are not restricted to, public lectures, the organization of, or participation in workshops, seminars, and conferences that share information with regional anthropologists, engagement with relevant academic departments, teaching activities, translation, and dissemination of research results, etc.
  • In all cases, priority will be given to proposals that are well developed and based on research results that are in advanced stages of completion and publication.
  • Priority will also be given to proposals that involve face-to-face engagement.
  • There is no preference for particular geographic areas or topics.
  • This grant is NOT for:
    1. The establishment of websites or other forms of engagement with western anthropologists who typically have access to the international academic community and literature, or
    2. Activities that expand on the original Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grants, or serve as pilot projects for new research, or
    3. Attendance and presentation of papers at large national or international conferences, unless these conferences involve the applicant’s academic colleagues from the host community/region and a strong case can be made that this is the most appropriate format for a meaningful engagement.

Application Procedures

  • 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.
  • 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 the application online because of inadequate internet access in one's country of origin, the participant must notify the Foundation at least one week before the deadline to arrange to submit an application by conventional mail (applications@wennergren.org).
  • Applicants are not required to submit hard copies of their applications to the Foundation. This is an online-only application.
  • Applications can only be made within 3 months of the application deadline.
  • Applications must be in English.
  • The Engaged Anthropology Grant application asks for the following categories of information:
    1. General information about the applicant, the prior Wenner-Gren grant and the proposed project.
    2. An Abstract of the proposed project. If the application is successful, this abstract will appear on the Foundation's website. Please make sure the abstract is written in a style that is clearly understandable to a non-specialist.
    3. Project description questions. All responses should be carefully prepared. Applicants are advised to read the questions and instructions as they develop their answers.
    4. A detailed budget
    5. A curriculum vitae 
  • Please note that permits and/or special visas are not required at the application stage. If an application is successful, the Foundation will request copies of the relevant permits. Grant funds will not be released to a grantee until the Foundation has received copies of all relevant permits.
  • Before submitting your application, please read the information on US tax issues applicable to all grantees.
  • Non-US citizens should read the information on US visa requirements for Non-US citizens who are present or coming to the United States as part of their project.
  • Successful applicants are required to comply with all US laws. This includes, but is not limited to, regulations governed by the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). OFAC administers US Government sanction programs and regulations pertaining to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List). Please consult the US Department Treasury website for more information on US Government sanction programs and the SDN List at www.ustreas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac

    Special documentation is required for projects located in the following countries where US Government sanctions are in place: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Crimea (including Sevastopol). This documentation is not required at the stage of application, but must be submitted to the Foundation before grant funds are disbursed to successful applicants.

  • Do not send any other material, such as a project bibliography, transcripts, letters of recommendation, computer disks, manuscripts, publications, photographs, or recordings to the Foundation in support of your application. This material will not be used in the review process and cannot be returned.

Application Deadlines and Decision Notification

  • There are two application deadlines each year, February 1 and August 1. The February 1 deadline is for applicants requesting funding starting in July through December of that year. The August 1 deadline is for those applicants requesting funding starting in January through June of the following year. Funding decisions will be made within three months of the respective deadlines.
  • Applications must be submitted using the Foundation's online application submission procedure by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the day of the deadline. 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. Please note: application materials e-mailed or faxed to the Foundation will not be accepted.
  • Applicants are not required to submit hard copies of their applications to the Foundation. This is an online-only application.
  • The Foundation requests that applicants not call or e-mail to inquire about the status of their application. The applicant will be contacted by the Foundation if any additional information is needed to process their application.

Final Reports Required from Engaged Anthropology Grantees

Upon completion of the grant period, the grantee must submit the following items.  If sufficient cause for delay is not demonstrated, the grant will be designated “Closed-Incomplete,” and the grantee will not be eligible for further support from the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

  • A final report summarizing the work carried out during the grant period, in the form of a short (e.g. 500-1000 word) blog entry including, where possible, photographs and/or other media to be posted on the Wenner-Gren Engaged Anthropology blog.
  • Abstract of the Final Report for the Foundation’s website, maximum 200 words, written in a style that is clearly understandable to a non-specialist
  • Financial accounting of all funds provided by the Wenner-Gren Foundation (no receipts required)

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Publish Date
March 05, 2018




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