Institutional Development Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research established the Institutional Development Grant (IDG) program 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 applicant departments are expected to have developed strong partnership arrangements with other anthropological institutions that can help them achieve their development goals.
Since the program’s inauguration, ten institutions have received IDG grants: The Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal; The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Mongolian National University; The Museo Antropologia, National University of Cordoba, Argentina; The Anthropological Studies Program, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines; The Department of Anthropology, Vietnam, National University, Hanoi, Vietnam; The Department of Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; The Faculté d’Ethnologie at Université d’Etat d’Haiti, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti; The Baltic States – University of Latvia, Riga Stradins University (Latvia), University of Tallinn (Estonia) and Vytautus Magnus University (Lithuania); the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire /University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal, and The College Of Language And Culture Studies, Royal University Of Bhutan, Taktse, Trongsa, Bhutan.
The Institutional Development Grant has a two-stage application process: the submission of a preliminary inquiry, followed by the submission of a full application. The deadline for the mandatory preliminary inquiry is May 15, 2016. The preliminary inquiry must be submitted using the preliminary inquiry form, which can be downloaded from the Wenner-Gren website, at http://www.wennergren.org/programs/institutional-development-grants. The deadline for those applicants invited to submit a full application is September 15, 2017. Awards will be announced in November 2017 for programs beginning in January 2018.
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