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2016 Africa House Student Fellowship Presentations

2016 Africa House Student Fellowship Presentations

Monday, November 7th, 2016

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Awards Presentations: 14A Washington Mews, New York, NY-10003

Reception: 44 Washington Mews, New York, NY-10003 (across the street)

On November 7th, 2016, 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 then awarded.

Africa House Thoyer Fellowship

The Thoyer Fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students to support Africa-focused study and research in the fields of economics, political economy, and related disciplines. Fellowships may used to support travel, living expenses, tuition, books, research, and other expenses while studying or pursuing research at NYU. (2 awards of $2,500)

Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship

Co-presented and awarded with the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science, this award is given to outstanding graduate students to support study and conduct research in Africa. 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. (2 awards of $2,500)

NYU Gallatin and Africa House Research Fellowship and Travel Grant

Co-presented and awarded with NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, this award enables students to travel to and conduct research in Africa with a focus on economics, development, or travel and tourism. (2 awards of $2,500)

Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship

The Development Impact Fellowship supports undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial impact to enrich the lives of people in the developing world. (2 awards of $1,500)

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.