The Annette B. Weiner Fellowship in Cultural Anthropology extends support for ethnographic fieldwork by graduate students in the Department of Anthropology. This fellowship honors the memory and dedication of Dr. Annette Barbara Weiner, who left an indelible mark on the field of anthropology.
Dr. Weiner was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. She received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College in 1974, later joining the New York University faculty in 1981 as a professor and chairperson of the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Weiner became widely known in her field in the 1970's, when she retraced the steps of Bronislav Malinowski in the Trobriand Islands of the southwest Pacific.
During her tenure at NYU, Dr. Weiner also served as a Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to her extensive academic contributions, she was a founding member, director, and past president of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Recognized for her distinguished service to the field, Dr. Weiner was the recipient of the American Anthropological Society's Distinguished Service Award.
In carrying forth Dr. Weiner's vision, this fellowship encourages the next generation of anthropologists to advance their research. Applications are invited each April. Doctoral students who anticipate doing socio-cultural or linguistic fieldwork in the upcoming year and wish to be considered should typically submit a recent example of a fieldwork grant application. Post-Master's preliminary fieldwork applications will be considered but on a lesser order of priority.
To learn more about Prof. Weiner's life and work, please visit their In Memoriam page.