Engaged Research Grant
In some cases, the Wenner-Gren Foundation will have supported your entire collaborative project. In other cases, we will be covering a portion of the work. Either way, we would like you to submit the following documents as soon as you and your collaborators have completed the research funded with our grant.
Please e-mail these documents as attachments to Judy Kreid at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your report and notify you when your grant is complete. If a week goes by and you still haven’t heard from us, please contact the Foundation to check on the status of your award. Be sure to update all contact information (mailing address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, etc.) when you send the final report.
We welcome multi-modal formats, including music, photographs, performance pieces, and graphic texts, if you feel these will better capture the spirit of the project. Please only send us images that are ethically sourced. See Wenner-Gren’s Standards of Practice for Photographs and Videos. We would be grateful if you would submit the written part of your report in file formats compatible with Microsoft Word or Excel 2010. If you have any questions, please email Judy Kreid at email@example.com.
Your final report should summarize the research phase supported by Wenner-Gren and your findings to date. Please describe the evidence you and your partners collected and the conclusions it led you to draw. Please also describe how your findings speak to both anthropological questions and issues and problems that are meaningful to those with a stake in the project. What form will the project’s afterlife take? Discuss any publications, media coverage, policy changes, or activist initiatives that have resulted from your research. Include your name, address, and grant number on the first page. [Limit: 3000 words]
Final Evaluation From Project Partners
Your partners should submit an evaluation of the project. The evaluation can take the form of a one-page document or an audio or video recording. If your partners wish to use a language other than English for this purpose, please include a translation. The evaluation should describe the collaboration and its value to stakeholders and detail any lessons learned.
Your abstract should summarize the final report for publication on the Foundation’s website. Please write it in the third person and in an accessible style. [Limit: 200 words]
Please only include the budget items Wennner-Gren covered. Use a format similar to that used in the approved budget request. Itemize actual expenditures and show how you calculated these figures. During the course of your research, we will have expected you to seek advance approval for any significant changes from the original grant request. If you ended up making other changes without our permission, we invite you to fully explain them at this time. Please note that, in some cases, the Foundation may require you to reimburse us for unauthorized expenditures. We also expect you to return any unexpended grant funds upon completion of the project phase. You need not send us receipts, but we do recommend that you retain them for your own records.
Equipment. You may have purchased an item of equipment with grant funds at an original cost in excess of $750. If this equipment still has monetary value, please consult with your research partners and make plans to donate it to an organization or institution with a stake in your project. Please seek our approval from the Foundation for this arrangement and make sure we receive a letter from the recipients acknowledging the gift. If you and your research partners decide to keep the equipment, the Foundation will require you to return the resale value.
Institutional Accountings. Grantees who elected to have payment made and administered through their institutions are responsible for verifying that the accounting is accurate and that the categories and amounts conform to the original budget request. If the accounting is acceptable, the grantee should sign it to indicate their approval. If it is not, the grantee must prepare a separate accounting as described above.
Academic Mentor's Final Evaluation
For doctoral students only:
Your academic mentor must provide a one-page report evaluating your research and progress towards degree. The mentor can either send a letter of evaluation using their institutional letterhead use the evaluation form posted below. Please note: the mentor must indicate they’ve reviewed and approved the financial accounting by either signing the accounting, approving it in their letter, or by using the online academic mentor’s final evaluation form, noted above.
Please submit these documents to the Foundation upon the completion of the research phase supported by Wenner-Gren. If you fail to do so and don’t offer a good excuse for the delay, we will designate your grant “closed-incomplete,” and you will become ineligible for further support from the Foundation.