AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES: African Humanities Program

Deadline: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 00:00
Discipline: 
Humanities & Arts
Social Sciences
Region: 
Africa

THIS IS AN INTERNAL DEADLINE ONLY. THE 2016 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. THE LAST DEADLINE WAS ON 11/01/2016. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

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. 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. 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. 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.