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Application Procedures

  1. The Wenner-Gren Foundation awards approximately five Wadsworth International Fellowships annually. The Foundation advises applicants to follow closely all the procedures for completing the application.
  2. To ensure a competitive application the Foundation advises applicants to follow closely all the procedures for completing the application.
  3. 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 (
  4. The online portal is open for applications two months before the application deadline.
  5. Applications and all supporting materials such as CVs, transcripts, etc. must be in English.
  6. The Wadsworth International Fellowship application asks for the following categories of information, which must be submitted by the March 1 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.
    • 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. 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.
  9. 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.

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