FROM THE WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH
The Institutional Development Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research:
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The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research will continue its Institutional Development Grant (IDG) after its launch in 2008. The IDG is intended to strengthen (or to support the development of) anthropological doctoral programs in countries where the discipline is underrepresented. The grant provides $25,000 per year, is renewable for a maximum of five years (total support of $125,000), and may be used for any purpose to achieve the academic development goals of the applicant department. A minimum of one new award will be made each year and priority will be given to those applicant departments which have arranged strong partnership arrangements with other anthropological institutions that can help them achieve their development goals.
Since the program ' s inauguration, three Institutions have been able to develop and improve their doctoral programs: The Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal; The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at The Mongolian National University, and; The Museo Antropologia, National University of Cordoba, Argentina. All the institutions are combining an innovative program of staff, student and program development.
The Institutional Development Grant has a two-stage application process; a preliminary inquiry followed by a full application. The deadline for the mandatory preliminary inquiry is May 15th, 2010. The preliminary inquiry must be submitted on the preliminary inquiry form which can be downloaded from the Wenner-Gren website. The deadline for those applicants invited to submit a full application is Sept. 15th, 2010. Awards will be announced by November 2010 for programs beginning in January 2011.
For further information please see the Foundation's website at: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/institutional-development-grants; or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org