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PLEASE NOTE: Wenner-Gren Symposia are booked through March 2016. The next application deadline for the Wenner-Gren Symposium Program (April 1, 2015) will select our October 2016 symposium.

The Wenner-Gren Symposium Application plus required attachments must be submitted using the Foundation's online application submission procedure.

If you are experiencing difficulties making an Online Application Submission, please consult "Troubleshooting Online Application Submissions."

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 (lobbink@wennergren.org) to arrange to submit an application by conventional mail. Please note: application forms that are e-mailed or faxed directly to the Foundation will not be accepted. Please refer to the application procedures for details and guidelines about the information requested in the application.

Instructions for preparing and submitting an online application 

Preparing and submitting an online application is straightforward, however the Foundation suggests that you print out the following guidelines to help you through the writing and submission process.

  1. Download the official Wenner-Gren Symposium Program Application Form. Applicants must download and complete the official Application Form. This form is a Microsoft Word 2003 document, which allows individuals to fill out information within the form and save it to their computers.
  2. Create a User Account: In the "Online Application Submission" section of the Application Forms, applicants are asked to enter one of two URL addresses (depending upon whether or not there is a Co-Organizer) into an Internet Browser. The URL directs individuals to the “Log in” page for Online Applications where they are asked to create a User Account.

    To create a User Account, individuals will be asked to enter an e-mail address (which will be used as the account ID), and a password.

    Once the User Account has been created, applicants can begin filling out their online registration information. This User Account will also allow individuals to:

    • Save unfinished submissions and return to complete them later;
    • Review the content of submitted applications.

    Confirmation of your password will be automatically sent to the e-mail address supplied. The confirmation e-mail will also include a direct link to the User Account login page, which applicants should save for their records. They are also encouraged to save the direct link to their User Account in the “Favorites” folder on their internet browser.

  3. Save and Edit Submissions: Applicants can save the information they have entered online by clicking on the “Save & Finish Later” button located at the bottom of each page.
    • Clicking on the “Save & Finish Later” button will take applicants to their User Account home page.
    • Once in their User Account home page, applicants can see saved information listed under the “Open” heading.
  4. Access or Delete In-Progress Applications: On the User Account home page, applicants can resume work on in-progress submissions saved in an earlier session, and view the contents of applications previously submitted.
    • To access in-progress submissions and continue the application process, applicants should click on the relevant link listed under the “Open” heading, in the “Application Name” column.
    • Applicants can also click the Delete link under the “Action” column to delete partially completed submissions. Note that once deleted, information cannot be retrieved.
  5. Return to Online User Account: Individuals who have already created a User Account can return to their accounts either by using the direct link included in the User Account confirmation e-mail, or by re-entering the appropriate URL listed in the "Online Application Submission" section of the application form.
  6. Required Attachments: Applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application.
    • Wenner-Gren Symposium Application Form
    • Curriculum Vitae of Organizer (and Co-Organizer)

    These documents must be in submitted in a format compatible with Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, or 2010, or as an Adobe PDF. Acceptable document formats include “.doc”, ".docx", “.txt”, “.xls” and “.pdf” extensions.

    REMEMBER: Required attachments must be submitted using the Foundation's online application submission procedure; applications without all required attachments will not be reviewed.

  7. Online Submission: After applicants have attached all required documents for the application, they must:
    • Click on the “Review and Submit” button located at the bottom of the last page of the application.
    • Once clicked, applicants will be taken to a single Review Screen, which will list all responses and confirm that the required documents are attached.
    • After verifying all information and attachments have been provided, applicants must click the “Submit Application” button at the bottom of the page to complete the submission process.

Once submitted, applicants will receive an e-mail confirming that the submission of their application was successful. This e-mail will include a complete copy of the information entered directly online and a list of all attachments. Applicants are encouraged to print this out and save it for their records. Please note that it is not possible to use your User Account to track the progress of your application through the review system.

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