ACLS Offers Fellowships to African Scholars
Friday, August 29, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce 38
fellowship awards to African scholars in the sixth year of the African
Humanities Program (AHP), a multi-year initiative of annual, international
competitions funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The program is
open to humanities scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and
African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellows
African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellows
The humanities lay the foundations for understanding and furthering every
society’s economic and social development. The AHP is committed to advancing
the humanities as a core component of higher education in Africa. To revitalize
humanistic study, AHP offers fellowships for the completion of PhD
dissertations and postdoctoral projects by early career scholars. Stipends
provide a year free from teaching for full-time dissertation writing or
postdoctoral research and writing as well as the option of a two-month
residency at one of six internationally renowned research centers in Africa.
Applications are evaluated by an international committee of senior scholars
from African universities in a rigorous process of peer review.
In addition to fellowships, the AHP organizes two annual Manuscript
Development Workshops for AHP Fellows who have completed book manuscripts.
The African Humanities Series, a collaboration
between the AHP and University of South Africa Press, publishes selected
manuscripts written by AHP Fellows.
materials for the upcoming competition will be available in early September. See
thecompetition announcement for details. This
year’s deadline is November 1, 2014.