Graduate Funding Information Service

March 15, 2022

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

  • For doctoral dissertation or thesis research in anthropology
  • Maximum award of $20,000
  • Open to students of any nationality

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. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers,) if this is part of the research design.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.