The Wenner Gren Workshops at the SOAS GLOCAL 2024

 

The Wenner-Gren Foundation is now collaborating with the SOAS GLOCAL to host a series of webinars on funding opportunities for anthropologists and researchers in their respective disciplines.

Wenner-Gren provides support for individual and collaborative research projects, including engaged projects benefiting marginalized and minoritized communities. We also provide funding for meetings and capacity building projects of various kinds. In addition, we award fellowships to doctoral students from countries where advanced training in anthropology is less accessible, and to scholars bringing a writing or media project to completion. Danilyn will describe our grants and fellowships, offer some tips on applying for these grants and fellowships, and will then open the floor for questions.

We hope you can join us!  In the meantime, be sure to check out the resources on our website.  There, you’ll find descriptions of our grants and fellowships, an application guide covering all the information that applicants need to provide, recordings of recent proposal workshops, a searchable list of recent grantees, and access to a collection of successful funding proposals. If you have questions, feel free to email us at inquiries@wennergren.org or at glocal@soas.ac.uk.

WORKSHOP 1

Introducing the Wenner-Gren Foundation: Support for Anthropology Worldwide

 

Feb 23, 2024

In this first workshop, join Danilyn Rutherford, the Foundation’s President, and her colleagues at the Foundation, for a discussion of the Wenner-Gren’s history, mission, and programs supporting anthropology and anthropologically oriented scholars, worldwide.

If you are a doctorate in anthropology or a related field, or a doctoral student pursuing your degree, Wenner-Gren can be a great source of support.

WORKSHOP 2

Proposal Writing for the Wenner-Gren Foundation: Applying for a Dissertation Fieldwork or a Post-PhD Research Grant

 

May 22, 2024

In this second workshop,  join the Foundation’s president, Danilyn Rutherford, and her colleagues at the Foundation for a workshop designed for applicants working towards the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant and the Post-PhD Research Grant. We will describe the program’s objectives, go over the criteria of evaluation, and offer tips on writing a winning proposal.

In advance of the session, we will distribute excerpts from successful proposals to illustrate what it takes to answer the application questions in a convincing and compelling way. This will be a very hands-on session with plenty of time for questions.

WORKSHOP 3

Proposal Writing for the Wenner-Gren Foundation: Applying for an Engaged Research Grant

 

Sep 20, 2024

In this third workshop, we will discuss the Foundation’s support for engaged research. The past few years have forced anthropologists to reckon with their discipline’s history and the nature of the relationships they forge through their research. Anthropologists are now asking themselves hard and increasingly sophisticated questions about the ethical implications of the work they do.

The best way to advance knowledge in anthropology is to draw on new sources of insight. The best way to ensure anthropological research has an impact is to make sure projects are meaningful for everyone involved. By supporting projects that are collaborative from the get-go, the Wenner-Gren Foundation hopes to demonstrate the value of this new approach to research for the field more generally.

Join the Foundation’s president, Danilyn Rutherford, and her colleagues at the Foundation, for a workshop designed for applicants for the Engaged Research Grant. We will describe the program’s objectives, go over the criteria of evaluation, and offer tips on writing a winning proposal.

In advance of the session, we will distribute excerpts from successful proposals to illustrate what it takes to answer the application questions in a convincing and compelling way. This will be a hands-on session with plenty of time for questions.