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    Post PhD Research Grant

    Offered by Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 10, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $25,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Post PhD Research Grant offers up to $25,000 to qualified Ph.D. holders and soon-to-be-graduates of any nationality or institutional affiliation who are conducting “vibrant and significant anthropological work that furthers our understanding of what it means to be human.” The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that integrate two or more subfields and pioneer new approaches and ideas. To apply, interested individuals must submit an abstract for their project, the answers to six (6) questions about their project, detailed budgets, and a bibliography for their project. Bear in mind that application deadlines are May 1 (for project start dates between January 1 and June 30 of the following year) and November 1 (for project start dates between July 1 and December 31 of the following year).

    If you have a Ph.D. or soon will and are looking for help funding your anthropology-related research, don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Keep on reading to learn more!

    About Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

    The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world. It is one of the major international funding sources for anthropological research and is actively engaged with the anthropological community through its varied grant, fellowship, conference, and capacity-building programs.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Other

    Academic Interest

    Anthropology

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Research Project Materials

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens and international students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Post PhD Research Grant is not renewable.

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