Wenner-Gren Foundation offers 100 Hunt postdoctoral fellowships for international scholars in the 2016-2017 academic session. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research.
By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world. Located in New York City. The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals – to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity’s biological and cultural origins, development and variation, to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology, and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application. IELTS score must be minimum IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test.
Course Level: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research.
Study Subject(s): 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. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
Scholarship Award: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000).
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: In order to apply for this scholarship applicants must satisfy all of the following conditions:
– Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application.
– Applicants must have received a PhD or equivalent within ten years of the application deadline.
– Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation although preference is given to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position.
– The Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support a continuous period of full-time academic writing. The research that forms the basis of the writing project is expected to be completed at the time of application. In special circumstances and with prior approval of the Foundation, recipients may use part of their stipend for a minor research component if necessary to complete their proposed publication/s. No research funds in addition to the basic stipend are available as part of the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship.
– The fellowship may be used to support the preparation of a book or monograph manuscript, journal articles, book chapters, or a combination of these forms of publication.
– The Foundation cannot accept an application from a prior grantee unless all requirements of a previous grant have been completed. Please contact the Foundation for more information if this situation applies.
– Prior recipients of Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship for a different writing project.
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted only twice. A resubmission statement explaining how the application is different from the prior application and how the referees’ comments have been addressed must accompany resubmitted applications.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: The following are ways in which applicant can satisfy the language proficiency requirement:
–TOEFL: A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper exam (code #2660)
-IELTS: A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test
-SAT: Score of 530 or higher on the critical reading section (code #2660)
-ACT: Score of 24 or higher on the English section (code #3656)
-IGCSE: Score of A, B, or C on the English language exam
-International Baccalaureate (IB): Score of 5 or higher on the English Language & Literature (SL/HL) exam
Supporting Material: The Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship application asks for the following categories of information:
-General information about themself and the project
-An Abstract of their writing project. If their application is successful, this abstract will appear on the Foundation’s website. Please make sure your abstract is written in a style that is clearly understandable to a non-specialist
-The answers to four project description questions. Applicants are advised to read the questions and instructions carefully as they develop their answers
-A resubmission statement if the current application is a resubmission of a previously declined application.
-A bibliography relevant to their proposed project
-A curriculum vitae
Special documentation is required for research projects located in the following countries where US Government sanctions are in place: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. This documentation is not required at the stage of application, but must be submitted to the Foundation before grant funds are disbursed to successful applicants. Do not send any other material, such as letters of recommendation, computer disks, manuscripts, publications, photographs, or recordings to the Foundation in support of their application. This material will not be used in the review process and cannot be returned.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit their applications using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2016.