Wenner-Gren Foundation invites applications for Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships. A maximum of eight fellowships will be awarded annually in USA. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
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.
Study Subject: 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.
Worth of Award
- Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are non-renewable 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).
- It is Foundation policy that Institutional Overhead or Institutional Support is not covered under this fellowship.
- Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. Final decisions are made six months after the application deadline.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship:-
-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.
How to Apply: Applications should be sent via post.
Applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application.
-Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form
-Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae.
Deadline: The deadline for the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship is May 1 and final decisions are made six months later.