Wenner-Gren Foundation Global Initiatives Grant
Closing Date: 15/05/2023
Grants to support innovative anthropological projects to advance and benefit the discipline as a whole by creating lasting impact, building capacity, fostering inclusivity and promoting anthropology as a career and field of study.
Founded in 1941 and based in the US, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research operates various initiatives to support all branches of anthropology and closely related disciplines concerned with human biological and cultural origins, development and variation.
The Foundation’s Global Initiatives Grant provides funding for a small number of initiatives that meet a need not already addressed by the Foundation’s other programmes. Grants help support innovative projects that benefit the discipline as a whole by creating the conditions for anthropologists to do better work. Initiatives are sought in which a small amount of money can have a wide and lasting impact, building capacity for the discipline to thrive.
In the past, the Foundation has prioritised projects aimed at building capacity by addressing specific themes, including the impact of COVID-19 on anthropology, the struggle for racial justice in the discipline and the ethical treatment of human remains. The aim is to support initiatives that further the Foundation’s mission to advance anthropological knowledge, amplify its impact, foster inclusivity and address the uncertainty of anthropology as a career and field of study.