The New York City-based Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research is dedicated to all branches of anthropology and closely related disciplines concerned with human biological and cultural origins, development, and variation.
To that end, the foundation is currently accepting applications for its Conference and Workshop Grants program, through which grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and that advance significant and innovative anthropological research.
As defined by the foundation, a conference is a public event comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority will be given by the foundation to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meeting. The majority of the funds awarded for conferences is expected to be applied to expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend. A workshop is defined as a working meeting in which topical issues in theoretical anthropology are developed and debated by small groups of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.
To be eligible, applicants must be a professional anthropologist acting as the primary organizer of the proposed conference or workshop.
See the Wenner-Gren Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.