Grant opportunity for readers. This year’s theme is advancing professional ethics in anthropology.
Each year, the Wenner-Gren Foundation funds a small number of initiatives that meet a need not already addressed by our other programs. Global Initiatives Grants help support innovative projects that benefit the discipline as a whole by creating the conditions for anthropologists to do better work. We look for initiatives in which a small amount of money can have a wide and lasting impact, building capacity for the discipline to thrive.
Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of application and be affiliated with a school or organization that can carry forward the lessons learned through the project. We are eager to receive applications from individuals based in countries, regions, and communities where anthropology is disadvantaged or under threat. Our total budget for this program is $30,000 per year, so the competition is stiff.
In the past, we have prioritized projects aimed at building capacity by addressing specific themes, including the impact of Covid-19 on anthropology and the struggle for racial justice in the discipline and the ethical treatment of human remains. In 2023, we will be prioritizing projects advancing professional ethics in anthropology. We welcome proposals for collaborations designed to foster ethical relationships among anthropologists and between anthropologists and those affected by their work.