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Wadsworth African Fellowship

The Wadsworth African Fellowships support PhD students in anthropology (including biological anthropology and archaeology) at South African universities. The annual fellowship is $17,500 and can be used towards travel, living expenses, tuition, student fees, insurance, books, research expenses etc. Applications will open on 15 October and close on 15 December.

About

The Wadsworth African Fellowships are intended to provide support for African students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. at a South African university that can provide them with international-level training in anthropology (including biological anthropology and archaeology). Currently applications to the University of Witwatersrand or The University of Cape Town are given priority.

Financial Support

The annual fellowship is $17,500 and can be used towards travel, living expenses, tuition, student fees, insurance, books, research expenses, and any other relevant categories of expenditure while studying at the Host institution. The fellowship is renewable for up to two additional years upon successful completion of each preceding year’s study. A separate application can be made for an additional year of funding to support dissertation write-up.

Eligibility

The Wadsworth African Fellowship is intended for young African scholars who may not otherwise be able to pursue a doctoral degree in anthropology. Normally, applicants will be under 35 years of age at the time they begin their fellowship. They must be citizens and residents of an African country at the time of application. They must also be members of an underrepresented group in academic anthropology/archaeology.

Applicants may have already begun their training for the doctoral degree at a South African university but they must demonstrate why their funding circumstances have changed and why they now do not have sufficient funding to complete their degree. Students who have advanced beyond their first year of doctoral studies/training are not eligible to apply.

Applications exclusively seeking support for fieldwork expenses and/or dissertation write-up are not accepted. Applicants should apply to the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant program for fieldwork expenses. The Foundation only funds dissertation write-up for Wadsworth African Fellows who have received funding for training purposes from the Wenner-Gren Foundation prior to undertaking their fieldwork.

For more information about the eligibility criteria, please refer to http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-african-fellowships/eligibility

Application Information

The deadline for the Wadsworth African Fellowship Program is December 15 and final decisions are made by January 15. Application materials are available 2 months before the application deadline. Applicants must use the most recent application form. They must also submit their application materials using the Foundation’s online submission procedure.

For more information about the application process, please refer to http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-african-fellowships/application-procedures

Contact and Information

For more information about the programme, please visit http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-african-fellowships

Questions about this program should be directed to: internationalprograms@wennergren.org

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-african-fellowships