Post-PhD Research Grant
In some cases, the Wenner-Gren Foundation will have supported your entire 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 have completed the research funded with our grant.
Please e-mail these documents as attachments to Mark Ropelewski 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 photographs that 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 Mark Ropelewski at email@example.com.
Your final report should summarize the research phase supported by the Foundation and your findings to date. Tell us about the evidence you have collected. Explain how your research findings have helped address your research question. How did your research enhance your understanding of the issues at stake in your work? Your name, address and grant number must appear on the first page. (Limit: 1500 words)
Your abstract should summarize the final report. You’ll want to write it in the third person so we can publish it on the Foundation’s website. Try your best to write in a style clearly understandable to a nonspecialist. Focus on the research supported by this grant. (Limit: 200 words)
Please account only for funds received from Wenner-Gren. The format for the financial accounting should be similar to what you used in the approved budget request. The Foundation must approve significant changes from the original request in advance. If there were other, more minor changes, please explain them fully as part of your accounting. The Foundation will ask you to reimburse us for unauthorized expenditures. We will also ask you to return unexpended grant funds. We don’t need receipts. But we do suggest you retain them for your personal financial records.
Equipment. You may have purchased an item of equipment worth more than $750 for your Wenner-Gren funded research project. If so, we will ask you to return the resale value to the Foundation or donate the equipment to an educational or research institution in the country where you carried out the work. Ideally, this gift should benefit those involved in your research. Please include information regarding the disposition of equipment with your Financial Accounting and a check or money order for the resale value, if applicable. If you donate the equipment, be sure the recipient sends the Foundation a letter documenting the gift.
Institutional Accountings. If you elected to have payment made and administered through your institution, you are responsible for verifying that the accounting is accurate and that the categories and amounts conform to your original budget request. If the accounting is acceptable, you should sign it to indicate your approval. If not, you must prepare a separate accounting as described 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.