AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES: African Humanities Program

Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 17:00
Discipline: 
Humanities & Arts
Social Sciences
Region: 
Africa

 

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 advance the humanities by establishing networks for scholarly communication across Africa and with Africanists worldwide.

Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties 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.

Each fellow may request a residential stay at an African institute for advanced study. Residencies have proved to be extremely popular and productive, granting fellows time and space to concentrate on writing. Because residencies must be taken at an institute outside the home country, they foster international communication.