All of the Foundation research grants are available to students and scholars regardless of nationality and place of residence. Alongside this, the Foundation has some specific programs to support students and scholars in countries where there are limited institutional and financial resources for anthropology.

Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film

Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnographic Film provide up to $40,000 towards the completion of an ethnographic film that is based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant. The fellowship is awarded to scholars who are within ten years of the receipt of their Ph.D. and supports them early in their career when they frequently lack the time and resources for film production.

Cast of the Last Performance (1927)
Paul Fejos (right) with cinematographer Hal Mohr (left), and stars Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin on the set of "The Last Performance" (1927)
Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnographic Film support the completion of ethnographic film/s based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant.

Engaged Anthropology Grant

The Engaged Anthropology Grant is designed to enable grantees to return to their research locale to share their research results. 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. Please note: only individuals who have received and completed a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant or a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant are eligible to apply for this grant.

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:

Conference and Workshop Grants

Conference and Workshops Grants are available to international scholars to develop anthropological knowledge and debates. Grants are made for up to $20,000.

Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.

International Collaborative Research Grants

International Collaborative Research Grants (ICRG) provide up to $30,000 to support research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills together. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in ICRG funded projects.

The International Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG) supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in ICRG-funded projects (co-applicants, students, as well as other professional colleagues).

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to $40,000 towards the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars who are within ten years of the receipt of their Ph.D. and supports them early in their career when they frequently lack the time and resources to publish.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants for up to $20,000 are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Applicants must be engaged in research that contributes to anthropological knowledge. Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply.

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation.

The Wadsworth African Fellowships

Wadsworth African Fellowships provide funds to support African students wishing to study anthropology (including biological anthropology and archaeology) at a South African university. Fellowships are made for amounts up to $17,500 per year with the possibility of renewal for a total of four years of funding.

The Wadsworth African Fellowships are intended to provide support for African students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. at a South African university that can provide them with international-level training in anthropology (including biological anthropology and archaeology). Currently applications to the University of Witwatersrand or The University of Cape Town are given priority.

Wadsworth International Fellowships

Wadsworth International Fellowships provide funds to support study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in anthropology. Fellowships are made for amounts up to $17,500 per year with the possibility of renewal for a total of four years of funding. Applicants must be from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training.

The Wadsworth International Fellowships are intended to provide support for students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree at universities where they can receive international-level training in anthropology. These fellowships are available only to students from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training [click here for country list].

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants for up to $20,000 are awarded to individuals enrolled in a doctoral program to support dissertation research.  Applicants must be engaged in research that contributes to anthropological knowledge. Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply.

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas.

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