Anthropological Research, Inc.
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 priority will be given to those applicant departments which
have arranged strong partnership arrangements with other
anthropological institutions that can help them achieve their
Since the program's inauguration, four 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, and The Anthropological
Studies Program, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.
All the institutions are combining an innovative program of staff,
student, and program development.
The Institutional Development Grant has a two-stage application
process; a preliminary inquiry followed by a full application. The
deadline for the mandatory preliminary inquiry is May 15, 2011. The
preliminary inquiry must be submitted on the preliminary inquiry form
which can be downloaded from the Wenner-Gren website,
The deadline for those applicants invited to submit a full application
is September 15, 2011. Awards will be announced in November 2011 for
programs beginning in January 2012.
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