APPLICATIONS OPEN: NYU Africa House Fellowship Opportunities for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year

New York University (NYU) Africa House has been fortunate to receive external donor funding to offer four competitive research grants for current NYU undergraduate and graduate students seeking funding support for short-term research opportunities.  If you are selected to receive an Africa House Fellowship, you will be required to present your research findings at Africa House in Spring 2020.

NYU Africa House fellowships include:


Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship

Deadline: 4:00 pm EST, Thursday, February 28, 2019

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 2019, in the following Africa House/CTED research areas:

  • Economic and Political Theory
  • Economic Development and Technology
  • 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 2020.

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 2020.
  • Present research findings in person at Africa House in Spring 2020.

 Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (referees should email letters directly to africa.house@nyu.edu)
  4.  2-4 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. The proposal should be written for educated readers, but not experts in your field. Proposals should include the following: research question, thesis/hypothesis, methodology/design, significance, and budget.
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form 2019-2020

Questions/Applications: Please email 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, Thursday, February 28, 2019

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 2020.
  • 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 2020.
  • Present research findings in person at Africa House in Spring 2020.

 Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (referees should email letters directly to africa.house@nyu.edu)
  4. 2-4 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. The proposal should be written for educated readers, but not experts in your field. Proposals should include the following: research question, thesis/hypothesis, methodology/design, significance, and budget.
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form

Questions/Applications: Please email africa.house@nyu.edu. Please include “Africa House Thoyer Fellowship” in the subject line.


Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship

Department Nomination Deadline: February 4, 2019

(Students must be nominated by their GSAS Department to qualify. Self-nominations are not accepted.)

Two awards of $2,500 for Summer 2019 are available to outstanding GSAS graduate students nominated by their departments 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 2020 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.

MORE INFORMATION | Questions: Please email gsas.fellowships@nyu.edu.


NYU Gallatin/Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2019

NYU Gallatin and Africa House will award up to $5,000 to a Gallatin student whose concentration would benefit from travel to and research on Africa in Summer 2019. Specific research areas are open, but preference will be given to ones that focus on economics, development, or travel and tourism, including cultural tourism. This research should be closely linked to an existing or developing concentration; prior related coursework is expected. In the Spring semester, the student will be given the opportunity to present her or his findings at a forum sponsored by Gallatin and Africa House. The fellowship recipient will be expected to spend at least five weeks in Africa in Summer 2019. The recipient will be responsible for arranging, with the assistance of Gallatin’s Office of Global Programs, her or his travel and accommodations. These arrangements must comply with University practices regarding health and safety.

Eligibility:

  • Gallatin undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates 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. Graduate students must have completed at least one semester of study and should not have already enrolled in their thesis and defense credits.

MORE INFORMATION | Questions: Please email gallatin.researchawards@nyu.edu.

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