The NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship
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 early on in the fall semester:
1. Cover letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names of three 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Africa House Thoyer Fellowship” in the subject line.
Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship
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
Mr. Kristofor Larsen
Graduate School of Arts and Science
GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs
6 Washington Square North, 2nd Floor