ACLS Announces 2012 African Humanities Program Fellows
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce 51 fellowship awards to African scholars in the fourth year of the 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.
2012 African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellows
2012 African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellows
The AHP is inspired by a commitment to advancing the humanities as a core component of higher education in Africa, in the conviction that the humanities are essential to every society’s progress and development. To revitalize humanistic study AHP offers fellowships for the completion of Ph.D. dissertations and postdoctoral projects by early-career scholars. Stipends provide a year free from teaching for full time dissertation writing or postdoctoral research and writing.
Applications are evaluated by an international committee of senior scholars from African universities in a rigorous process of peer review.
In addition to fellowships, the AHP has organized public meetings in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda for discussion of new intellectual directions and standards of quality in humanities scholarship, and for workshops in the preparation of applications.
In future years AHP plans to publish the best work completed under terms of its fellowships in the AHP Humanities Publications Series.
Application materials for the 2012-13 competition will be available in early September. See the competition announcement (PDF) for details. This year’s deadline is 1 November 2012.
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