Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Scholars in USA, 2017

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Wenner-Gren Foundation offers 100 Hunt postdoctoral fellowships for international scholars in the 2017-2018 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 in the USA

Eligibility: In order to apply for this scholarship applicants must satisfy all of the following conditions:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have received a Ph.D. 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.
  • If a fellowship is awarded, the applicant must agree to comply with the Requirements and Conditions of the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Nationality: Citizens of any nationality can apply for these Hunt postdoctoral fellowships.

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

Postdoctoral fellowships

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.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

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