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Wadsworth Fellowship Program

April 25, 2006

In honor of Frank Wadsworth, Wenner-Gren Foundation Board of Trustee member from 1970 to 2006, the Foundation has changed the name of the Professional Development International Fellowships to the Wadsworth Fellowship Program.

Dr. Frank Wadsworth worked tirelessly for the Foundation.  More than any other individual since the founding of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, he is responsible for the survival and wellbeing of the Foundation, which he steered through a period of crisis during his chairmanship.  Making hard and unpopular decisions, he was instrumental in putting Wenner-Gren on a sound fiscal basis, and through his scholarly integrity and personal grace, restored the trust of the anthropological profession.  His diligence, courage, wisdom, and dedication ensur