Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship Deadline March 1st 2014

By way of external fundraising NYU Africa House and The Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) are pleased to announce the availability of two inaugural Development Impact Fellowships for the 2013-14 Academic Year. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1500. The funding can be used to cover costs associated with research projects undertaken in the spring or summer of fall of 2014 that fall under any of the Africa House/CTED priority areas listed below.

About The Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship

Development Impact Fellowship will highlight and support undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial impact in the following Africa House/CTED Research Priority Areas:

  1. Food & Agriculture
  2. Healthcare
  3. Education & Employment
  4. Mobile Money & Markets
  5. Energy

Eligibility:
Presently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD program at New York University and graduating no sooner than Spring 2015.

Actively involved in study or research activities linked to the search for innovative solutions that have the capacity to enrich the lives of people in the developing world in the following priority areas:

  1. Food & Agriculture
  2. Healthcare
  3. Education & Employment
  4. Mobile Money & Markets
  5. Energy

Expectations:

  1. Actively participate in the CTED Entrepreneurship Lab Seminars during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  2. Actively participate and contribute to in the intellectual life at NYU Africa House and CTED.
  3. Author or co-author at least 1-2 white papers/think pieces for publication in the Africa House CTED Newsletters in our research priority areas.
  4. Participate in conferences and events convened by Africa House and CTED.
  5. Whenever possible, support some of the ongoing Africa House/CTED research activities.

Applicants should submit the following:
1. Cover letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names of 2 references
5. 2-5 page Africa focused project/research proposal. This could be an outline of research or study that is presently under way and will be further enhanced by the fellowship. 

Applications and inquiries should be sent to: africa.house@nyu.edu. Please include “Africa CTED Development Impact Fellowship” in the subject line.

 


The NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship. Deadline: 4:00pm Wednesday February 12th 2014

NYU Africa House is excited to announce the 2013-2014 Africa House Thoyer Fellowship. An award of $5,000 is available for the 2013 – 2014 academic year for an outstanding graduate student to support his/her Africa focused study and research in the field of economics, political economy or a closely related discipline. The Africa House Thoyer Fellow may use the funding towards travel, living expenses, tuition, books, research expenses, and any other relevant expenses while studying or pursuing research at New York University.

The Africa House Thoyer Fellowship is founded on the premise 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 professional economists and development experts to conduct policy-relevant research. The Africa House Thoyer Fellow is expected to make a presentation of his/her research as part of the Africa House programming, and will actively participate in the deep intellectual life of Africa House and its affiliated Development Research Institute.

Applicants should submit the following:
1. Cover letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. N
ames of 2 references
4. Copies of any publications
5. 2-5 page Africa focused research proposal. This could be an outline of research or study that is presently under way and will be further enhanced by the fellowship. 

Applications and inquiries should be sent to: africa.house@nyu.edu. Please include “Africa House Thoyer Fellowship” in the subject line.


Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship. Deadline: 4:00pm Wednesday February 12th 2014

NYU Africa House and the Graduate School of Arts and Science are delighted to announce an exciting program to support the African scholarship of GSAS students and FAS. Two awards of $2,500 for summer 2014 are available for outstanding graduate students to support study and research in Africa. Doctoral student applicants should, within one year of the award, expect to complete remaining coursework and other requirements (qualifying, comprehensive and language exams). Exceptional Master’s students, proposing research contributing to their theses, are eligible to apply for departmental nomination. 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 in fall 2014.

Students nominated but not selected for the Holmes Award will automatically be considered for the GSAS Summer Predoctoral Fellowship, which is in the amount of $2,000.

Each department in which eligible work is being conducted may nominate one student.
For further information about the Holmes Fellowship kindly visit. http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.acadlife.springawards

Or contact:
Mr. Kristofor Larsen
kristofor.larsen@nyu.edu
Graduate School of Arts and Science
GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs
6 Washington Square North, 2nd Floor
(212) 998-8060