About the 2016/2017 African Humanities Fellowship Program For Students from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda
Applications are currently ongoing for the 2016/2017 African Humanities Fellowship Program For Students from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for:
- Dissertation-completion fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda
- Postdoctoral Research and Writing in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa
In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP offers African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities, and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.
The African Humanities Program (AHP) seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
2nd November, 2016
Eligible Field of Study
Proposed projects must be in the humanities, defined by the study of history, language, and culture, and by qualitative approaches in research. The list of humanities disciplines includes anthropology, archaeology, studies of the fine and performing arts, history, linguistics, literature studies, studies of religion, and philosophy.
Projects in social sciences such as economics, sociology, or political science, as well as in law or international relations, are not eligible unless they are clearly humanistic in content and focus.
Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda
Goals of the African Humanities Program
- to encourage and enable the production of new knowledge and new directions for research
- to strengthen the capacity of early career researchers and faculty at African universities
- to build the field of humanities by establishing networks for scholarly communication across Africa and with Africanists worldwide.
- The intrinsic interest and substantive merit of the work proposed
- The clarity of the intellectual agenda
- The feasibility of the work plan
- The record of achievement of a postdoctoral scholar and the promise of a PhD candidate
- The contribution the work is likely to make to scholarship on the continent and worldwide
The African Humanities Program seeks to strengthen humanities scholarship in Africa
- By promoting diversity in terms of gender and historical disadvantage, along with diversity in disciplines, institutions, and regions. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
- By making research opportunities available to staff at African universities.
- Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
- Applicants for Dissertation-Completion Fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a university in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, or Uganda.
- Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.
- Applicants for Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships must be working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda and must have completed the PhD no more than eight years ago.
- Projects must be in the humanities and must be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. AHP fellowships may not be used for travel outside the continent.
Value of Fellowship
- Stipends are $10,000 for dissertation-completion Fellows and $17,000 for postdoctoral Fellows, plus an additional $1,000 per Fellow for books and media at both award levels.
- Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for completion of the PhD dissertation, for revising the dissertation for publication, or for the first major research project after the PhD. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.
How to Apply
Visit Fellowship webpage to apply