Wenner-Gren International Collaborative Research Grants

Primary Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. (NY)


PURPOSE: International Collaborative Research grants for amounts up to $30,000 are available to
assist anthropological research projects undertaken jointly by two (or more) investigators from
different countries. These grants are renewable for a second period of research. The purpose of the
program is to encourage collaborations in which the principal investigators bring different and
complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills. Projects must involve at least one principal
investigator from outside the United States, Canada or Western Europe. Both investigators must
meet the qualification for Regular Grants (i.e., holding the doctorate or equivalent in anthropology or
a related discipline). 

SUMMARY: Applications are evaluated by two main criteria: the quality of the proposed research,
and the potential benefits of the collaboration for international anthropology. Projects must be
primarily for research. Projects primarily for other purposes, such as training, education, or writing,
are not eligible under this program, although such components may be served within the scope of
the larger research project. 

Budgetary Guidelines: Grants cover research expenses directly related and essential to the project
(i.e., travel, living expenses during fieldwork, equipment, supplies, research assistance, expenses of
communication between the investigators, and other relevant expenditures). Aid is not provided for
salary and/or fringe benefits of applicants, tuition, non-project personnel, institutional overhead, or
institutional support. 

Application Information: There are two application deadlines each year: June 1st and
December 1st. Decisions for each application cycle will be announced six to eight months after the
deadline date. Preliminary inquiries about ICRG grants must reach the foundation no later than two
months before the deadline. These inquiries should state the following: 1) names of investigators,
their institutions, and biographical data; 2) topic, aims and scope of the research project; 3) what
each investigator would bring to the collaboration; 4) proposed schedule of research; 5) proposed
budget. If a project is considered eligible, formal application materials will be sent in time for
submission at the next deadline. 

Please contact the foundation directly to request application forms. 

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
220 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001-7708
Phone: 212-683-5000
Fax: (212) 683-9151
Email: info@wennergren.org