African Humanities Program Awards 39 Fellowships to African Scholars
ACLS is pleased to announce 39 fellowship awards to African scholars in the second year of its African Humanities Program (AHP), a multi-year initiative of annual, international competitions funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The program is open to humanities scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The AHP is inspired by a commitment to advancing the humanities as a core component of higher education in Africa, which is essential to progress and development. It seeks to support the revitalization of higher education and research in Africa through two fellowship competitions. The first promotes the completion of Ph.D. dissertations in the humanities by providing a stipend to support the final year of writing. The second fellowship competition supports ongoing research and publication by early-career scholars in the humanities by providing one-year leaves from teaching in the form of a postdoctoral fellowship. Applications are evaluated by an international committee of senior scholars from both American and African universities in a rigorous process of peer review. In addition to fellowships, the AHP organizes public meetings in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda for discussion of new intellectual directions and standards of quality in humanities scholarship.
Information on the 2010-11 competition is now available. See the competition announcement (PDF) for details. Applications will be available in September at www.acls.org/programs/ahp.
2010 African Humanities Program Awardees (PDF)
ACLS African Humanities Program
African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellows
African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellows