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Fellowship Opportunity at the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Fellowship in Peer Review

The Wenner-Gren Foundation is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world.  Located in New York City, it is one of the major international funding sources for anthropological research and is actively engaged with the anthropological community through its grant, fellowship, conference, publication, and capacity building programs. They help anthropologists advance anthropological knowledge, build sustainable careers, and amplify the impact of anthropology within the wider world.

The Fellowship in Peer Review is a two-year paid fellowship. The Fellow will play a pivotal role in helping Wenner-Gren in advancing its mission. The Foundation receives around 1,500 applications per year. To assist with the review process, they maintain a pool of some 60 reviewers from institutions across the world.  Most of our applicants are seeking support for individual research projects.  As an integral member of a small, hardworking team, the Fellow will assist the Foundation in supporting our applicants and identifying the most exciting, innovative projects to fund.  The Fellow will take part in identifying and recruiting reviewers, vetting feedback, and tracking trends in the research Wenner-Gren supports.  The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in anthropology, be intellectually curious, discerning, and strongly committed to inclusion and racial justice, and have an expansive vision of the discipline.  This individual will also be exceedingly well-organized and collegial and have experience assessing academic work.  The Fellow in Peer Review must be an extraordinary writer, have excellent interpersonal skills, and enjoy serving and collaborating with a diverse community of scholars and professionals.

For more information on how to apply and key responsibilities, follow the link here.

CLIR Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

CLIR is now accepting applications from collecting organizations for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by the Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitally preserving “at-risk” recorded content of high importance to researchers and the general public.

CLIR will award grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 for digital reformatting projects that will take place between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.

The application deadline is April 19, 2023. Awards will be announced in August 2023.

Awards will cover direct costs of preservation reformatting for aging audio, audiovisual, or visual time-based media by eligible U.S. nonprofit organizations working with experienced service providers. To make their determinations, CLIR’s independent review panel will assess the potential scholarly or public impact of proposed projects, the urgency of undertaking those projects, the viability of applicants’ plans for long-term preservation, and the appropriateness of the planned approach to creating access.

CLIR will hold an informational webinar for prospective applicants on Wednesday, February 15, at 2:00 pm EST. To register or for more information visit the Apply for an Award page.

CLIR is always looking for community members interested in reviewing applications to Recordings at Risk and other grant and fellowship programs. Anyone interested can submit their details using the Reviewer Expression of Interest Form.

News and future developments from the Recordings at Risk program will be available through the program website and Twitter @CLIRgrants.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

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