- Applicants must be from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training [click here for country list ]. Normally, applicants will be under 35 years of age at the time they begin their fellowship.
- Applicants wishing to study anthropology at universities in their home country are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the unavailability of appropriate anthropological training in their home country and their reasons for choosing their Host Institution (the institution where they plan to study).
- The Host Institution must be of suitable caliber to provide international-level training in anthropology. It may be located anywhere worldwide but applicants enrolled in programs at top-ranked universities will be prioritized.
- A Host Institution can have only two active Wadsworth Fellows** at any given time. As of August 2014, institutions with two active fellows include University College London, Simon Fraser University, University of Bordeaux 1, University of California-Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Washington. Students enrolled in the above mentioned programs are not currently eligible to submit applications to the Wadsworth program.
- At the time they submit their application, candidates must have an application for doctoral admission pending at their chosen Host Institution.
- The applicant must be in residence at the Host Institution during the study/training component of their fellowship.
- The applicant must have a Host Sponsor who holds an academic position at the Host Institution and in the department where the applicant will be registered. The Host Sponsor must be willing to assume responsibility for overseeing the candidate's training. Because the fellowship is intended as a partnership with the Host Institution in providing the fellow's training, it is normally expected that where possible candidates will also be offered financial support by the Host Institution.
- If the applicant has not already earned a relevant Masters degree, the Host Sponsor should address in their confidential letter of reference whether he or she expects the applicant to be able to successfully c