Programs

View grantees in the Image Library

Application Procedures

  1. To ensure a competitive application the Foundation advises applicants to follow closely all the procedures for completing the application.
  2. Applicants must submit all application forms and other required application materials must be submitted online. If it is not possible to submit your application online because of inadequate internet access, you must notify the Foundation at least one week before the deadline to arrange an alternative method (internationalprograms@wennergren.org).
  3. The online portal is open for applications two months before the application deadline.
  4. The Foundation will consider only one application for each South African university department each year. If the Foundation receives more than one application per department, the Department Head will be asked to prioritize their candidates for the fellowship.
  5. Applications and all supporting materials such as CVs, transcripts, etc. must be in English.
  6. The Wadsworth African Fellowship application asks for the following categories of information, which must be submitted by the December 15 deadline:
    • General information about the applicant, the Home Institution and Sponsor, and the Host Institution and Sponsor
    • The answers to three questions about your background and 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.
    • A detailed budget
    • Copies of official transcripts from your Home Institution. Provide a translation if they are not in English.
    • Language Competency: Where applicable, the applicant must provide evidence of competency in the language of the institution in which he/she will be pursuing training
    • Curriculum vitae for the applicant and Host Sponsor
  7. Letters from Sponsors. The applicant should request letters from both the Home Sponsor and the Host Sponsor, to be sent directly to the Foundation by the application deadline.
  8. Please note that actual copies of travel permits, visas, and/or certificates of language competency are not required at the application stage. If an application is successful, the Foundation will expect that the necessary permits, visas, and certificates are in hand. Fellowship funds will not be awarded until the Foundation has received copies of all relevant permits, visas, and certificates.
  9. Do not send any other material, such as additional letters of recommendation, computer disks, manuscripts, publications, photographs, or recordings to the Foundation in support of your application. This material will not be used in the review process and cannot be returned.
  10. Before submitting your application, please read the information on US tax issues if you are intending to be present in the US during your fellowship period. Click here for more information.

Click here to download a copy of the Application Procedures detailed on this website

Return to program overview page