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2014 Africa House Student Fellowship Presentations

On April 24, 2014, NYU Africa House hosted its annual fellowship awards ceremony and presentations. Previous recipients presented the culmination of their research and participated in an audience Q & A. This year’s fellows were awarded, including the recipient of the inaugural Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship.

Thoyer Fellowship: 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.

Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship: The Robert Holmes Award is available for outstanding graduate students to support study and research in Africa. The award supports 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.

Inaugural Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship: By way of external fundraising, NYU Africa House and The Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) are pleased to announce the award of the inaugural Development Impact Fellowships for the 2014 Academic Year. The 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: Food & Agriculture, Healthcare, Education & Employment,  Mobile Money & Markets, and Energy.

NYU Africa House is an interdisciplinary institute devoted to the study of contemporary Africa, focusing on economic, political, and social issues on the continent and programs in the Arts. Part of Africa House’s core mission is to advance the understanding of the links between Africa and the rest of the world, through the social, historical, economic and other lenses. Related to this, we also have relationships with African immigrant communities in New York City. NYU has a large number of professors and students doing research in the areas of economic development, economic growth and macroeconomics, microfinance, analysis of the effectiveness of foreign aid, politics and political economy, and law and legal institutions. Africa House regularly convenes high-level talks and seminars and has in the past featured African heads of state. We also host policy luncheons and research discussion presentations on focused topics. Our programs take place in New York City and in various capitals in Africa.