Africa House has been fortunate to receive external donor funding to offer the following
four fellowships for the 2017-18 Academic Year.


Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship

Deadline: 4:00 pm EST, Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This fellowship of $1,500 is awarded to two (2) students to cover costs associated with research activities linked to the search for innovative solutions that have the capacity to enrich the lives of people in the developing world. Fellowships support undergraduate and graduate students to cover costs associated with research projects undertaken in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2017, in the following Africa House/CTED research areas:

  • Economic and Political Theory
  • Economic Development, Mobile Apps, Rural Tourism
  • Food and Agricultural Markets
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Local Governance, Cultural Norms, and Development of Property Rights

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at New York University, graduating no sooner than May 2018.

Requirements:

  • Explain how you plan to participate in the intellectual life of Africa House/CTED in the Africa House Fellowship Application Form.
  • Author or co-author one (1) research paper providing findings of your research project, to be submitted to Africa House/CTED in Spring 2018.
  • Present research findings in-person at Africa House in Spring 2018.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation
  4. 2-5 page Africa-focused research proposal. The proposal could be an outline of your research or a study that is presently underway that will be further enhanced by the fellowship.
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form

Send applications and inquiries to africa.house@nyu.edu. Please include “Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship” in the subject line.


NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship

Deadline: 4:00 pm EST, Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This fellowship of $2,500 is awarded to two (2) outstanding graduate students to support Africa-focused study and research in the fields of economics, political economy, and related disciplines. Fellowships may be used to cover travel costs, living expenses, tuition, books, research expenses, and other relevant expenses while studying or pursuing research at New York University. The Africa House Thoyer Fellowship is rooted in the idea that development is more likely to occur where there is sustained, sound management of the economy, and that such management is more likely where there is an active, well-informed group of development experts conducting policy relevant research.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at New York University, graduating no sooner than May 2018.
  • Open to students in the fields of economics, political economy, or related disciplines.

Requirements:

  • Explain how you plan to participate in the intellectual life of Africa House/CTED in the Africa House Fellowship Application Form.
  • Author or co-author one (1) research paper providing findings of your research project, to be submitted to Africa House in Spring 2018.
  • Present research findings in-person at Africa House in Spring 2018.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation
  4. 2-5 page Africa-focused research proposal. The proposal could be an outline of your research or a study that is presently underway that will be further enhanced by the fellowship.
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form

Send applications and inquiries to africa.house@nyu.edu. Please include “Africa House Thoyer Fellowship” in the subject line.


Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship

Deadline: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Two awards of $2,500 for Summer 2017 are available to outstanding graduate students to support study and research in Africa. Doctoral student applicants should, within one year of the award, expect to complete any remaining coursework and requirements (qualifying, comprehensive and language exams) other than the dissertation. Exceptional Master’s students, proposing research contributing to their theses, are eligible to apply. The awards support the research and study abroad of scholars in the humanities and social sciences and may be used for visits to research sites, such as archival resource facilities, libraries, and fieldwork locations that will be necessary for later sustained dissertation research. Award recipients are expected to make a presentation of the research as part of the Africa House programming, if possible during the Spring 2018 term. Doctoral students who are nominated but not selected for the Holmes Award will automatically be considered for the GSAS Pre-doctoral Summer Fellowship, as detailed above.

For further information about the Holmes Fellowship, visit: http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.acadlife.springawards.


NYU Gallatin and NYU Africa House Summer Fellowship

Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NYU Gallatin and NYU Africa House provide funding of up to $5,000 for Gallatin undergraduate and graduate students to pursue summer research in Africa. The summer research should be closely linked to an existing or developing concentration; prior related coursework is expected. Read past fellows’ blogs to learn about their experiences.

The fellowship recipient will be expected to spend at least 5 weeks in Africa this summer. The recipient will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations (with the assistance of Gallatin’s Office of Global Programs).

Eligibility:

Gallatin undergraduate and graduate students. Undergrads must be between their sophomore and senior years and must have at least one full semester of registration remaining upon completion of the research project—not graduating before January 2018. Graduate students must have completed at least one semester of study and should not have enrolled in their thesis and defense credits.

For more details, see the online application.

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