African Humanities Program (AHP) Fellowship 2014

Deadline: November 1, 2013

African Scholars are invited to apply for the 2014 African Humanities Program (AHP) Fellowship Competition. AHP seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. With funding and partnership from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, 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.

Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for completion of the Ph.D. dissertation, for revising the dissertation for publication, or for the first major research project after the Ph.D. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.

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.

Eligibility and Fellowship Details

  • 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.
  • Funding is available for dissertation completion and for postdoctoral research and writing.
  • 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 Ph.D. 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.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by November 1, 2013.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected]

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