Wenner-Gren Foundation Accepting Applications for Anthropological Workshops and Conferences

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 help advance that mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its Conference and Workshop Grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. This season, the foundation is offering support for virtual workshops (maximum award of $5,000) and virtual conferences (maximum award of $20,000). "In-person" workshops and conferences have a maximum award of $20,000 and must be scheduled after September 1, 2021 to be eligible for consideration.

Workshops are 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 will be 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.

Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given 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 meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used toward expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend.

To be eligible, applicants must be professional anthropologists acting as the primary organizer of the proposed workshop.

See the Wenner-Gren Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.