General Criteria of 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- The establishment of websites or other forms of engagement with western anthropologists who typically have access to the international academic community and literature, or
- Activities that expand on the original Dissertation Fieldwork or Post-Ph.D. Research Grants, or serve as pilot projects for new research, or
- 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.