Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship Deadline 4:00pm Friday February 20th 2015

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 Development Impact Fellowships for the 2014-15 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  summer or fall of 2015 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 2016.

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 Friday February 20th 2015

NYU Africa House is excited to announce the 2014-2015 Africa House Thoyer Fellowship. Two awards of $2,500 are available for the 2014 – 2015 academic year for outstanding graduate students to support Africa focused study and research in the field of economics, political economy or a closely related discipline, graduating no sooner than Spring 2016. The Africa House Thoyer Fellows 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 Fellows are 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

Two awards of $2,500 for summer 2015 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 2015. Doctoral students nominated but not selected for the Holmes Award will automatically be considered for the GSAS Predoctoral Summer 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