WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH
HISTORICAL ARCHIVES PROGRAM
The objective of this program is to encourage the preservation of unpublished personal research materials of established
anthropologists, considered of value for research on the history of anthropology. HAP grants (maximum
$15,000) are offered primarily to assist senior scholars at the end of their careers (or their heirs) with the expense of
preparing and transferring their unpublished research materials (of value to the history of anthropology) for archival
deposit. Applicants must show evidence that arrangements have been made with an appropriate archival repository.
Funds are not provided for curation of materials already in repositories. Funding is also available to collect oral-history
interviews, but the scope of eligible projects has been narrowed considerably to cover: (1) individual interviews with
eminent figures in discipline history; and (2) interviews with teams involved in landmark research. In either instance,
eligible projects are expected to be small-scale "moments of opportunity," where would-be interviewers are already intimately
acquainted with the interviewee’s body of work, with budgets rarely exceeding a couple thousand dollars.
Funds are not provided to establish archival facilities or otherwise develop collections already held in archival deposit.
POST-PH.D. RESEARCH GRANTS
DUE: MAY 1 NOV 1
Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research
projects. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology
and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding
of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that
demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing
these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly
welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate
two or more subfields. Applicants applying for a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant may also chose to be considered simultaneously
for the Osmundsen Initiative (see the Foundation’s web site).
FUNDING: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants provide a maximum of US $20,000 and the Osmundsen Initiative supplement
provides up to an additional $5,000 for a maximum grant of US $25,000.