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Questions about Plan of Study and Professional Goals

The application form requires you to answer the following three questions about your proposed plan of study, your research interests, and your professional goals or plans. Applicants are advised to read the questions and instructions carefully as they develop their answers.

Question 1: What is your plan for study/training? Describe your plan for study/training, including your background in anthropology and reasons for undertaking additional study or training. [one page]

It is important to describe your background in anthropology and/or in related disciplines. You must outline your academic and personal reasons for wanting to pursue a higher degree in anthropology. You should also provide a strong justification for choosing your Host Institution. This justification should emphasize your training and research goals in anthropology. It is important to avoid generalities and to provide sufficient detail for the Foundation to understand why you have chosen your particular institution and sponsor.

Question 2: What are your research interests? Describe your research interests, either those already developed or those you hope to pursue in the future. [one page]

Be as precise as possible about your research interests in the field of anthropology. Include a description of any prior research you have undertaken and how this relates to your training goals. Priority will be given to those applicants who have had relevant experience in the field and whose training goals are clearly designed to further prior interest and involvement in the field.

Question 3: What are your professional goals/plans and prospects for employment in your home country upon completing your degree? [one page]

Be as specific as possible with the answer to this question. Please note that the Foundation expects recipients of the Wadsworth International Fellowship to return to their home countries upon completion of the fellowship and engage in a career that is related to academic anthropology.

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