Please note that priority is placed on applicants with a background in anthropology who have not received training abroad and who have an academic affiliation in their home country to which they are likely to return. Besides serving as a reference, we ask that Home Sponsors address the reasons why the applicant desires further training in anthropology and why this training is not available in the home country.
The Foundation prioritizes programs of study that promote its mission to support basic anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development and variation. Applicants whose training and research objectives fall outside the scope of this mission statement and primarily emphasize more applied goals such as policy-making, public health, sustainability and conservation practices, primate conservation, heritage management, or salvage work on endangered languages are not normally competitive for funding.
No, applicants are allowed to apply to the Wadsworth program through one university at a time. Applicants are not allowed to switch Host Institutions after submitting their applications because the Foundation places considerable weight on the appropriateness of the fit between the applicant and his/her Host Sponsor and Host Institution when making its funding decisions.