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Wenner-Gren Welcomes Applications for Institutional Development Grants

The Wenner-Gren Institutional Development Grant (IDG) program supports the growth and development of anthropological doctoral programs in countries where the discipline is underrepresented and where there are limited resources for academic development. The grant provides $25,000 per year and is renewable for a maximum of five years. It 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 departments that 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 U, Nepal; Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Mongolian National U; and Museo Antropologia, National U of Cordoba, Argentina.

The Institutional Development Grant has a two-stage application process. The first stage is a preliminary inquiry (deadline: May 15). If the preliminary inquiry is successful, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application (deadline: Sept 15). Awards will be announced by November 2010 for programs beginning in January 2011. Send questions to development[at]wennergren.org.

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