Wenner-Gren Foundation—2023 Hunt Postdoctoral Fellows

May 1, 2023

Recent PhDs in anthropology and related fields frequently lack the time and resources to publish their work. But their research is often the source of the discipline’s most exciting new ideas. This program supports emerging scholars whose work has the potential to transform our understanding of what it means to be human.

There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. Independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Recipients can use the fellowship award while preparing a book, monograph, journal article(s), book chapter(s), or a combination of such publications. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that emphasize comparative perspectives, are likely to generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. We also welcome proposals for writing projects that can stand as a model for new genres of scholarly communication.

Deadline: May 1

Dollar Amount: $40,000

Eligibility: Applicants may apply for this fellowship up to 10 years after earning their PhD. The Foundation will make allowances for periods of caregiving. Qualified scholars of any nationality or institutional affiliation may apply. The Foundation gives preference to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position.

The research that forms the basis of the writing project should be completed by the time of application. In special circumstances and with prior approval of the Foundation, recipients may use part of their stipend to complete a minor component of the research.

Applicants must be ready to devote a continuous block of time to the fellowship. They may request support for a project requiring less than the full 9 months available, in which case the Foundation will prorate the fellowship so the monthly stipend remains the same.

Most grantees must complete all requirements of their existing award, including submission of the final report, before applying for a new award. But if you have a Conference and Workshop Grant, a Global Initiatives Grant, or a Historical Archives Program grant, you are welcome to apply; if so, please contact us for more information. Prior recipients of a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship are not eligible to apply.

Full RFP: https://wennergren.org/program/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowship/