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AHP Travel Grants | Calendar of Events

AHP Travel Grants

AHP Advisers’ Travel Grants for Mentoring support travel within sub-Saharan Africa to academic meetings in which current or past AHP Fellows will actively participate. The competition is open to eligible advisers who intend to travel outside their home/residence country for mentoring within 12 months of the initial application deadline, April 11, 2018.

Eligible meetings

  • must focus on topics in the humanities
  • must be organized in sub-Saharan Africa at universities, other institutions, or AHP residential centers
  • must take place outside of the applicant’s country of residence
  • must provide active roles for, and opportunities for, interaction among AHP mentors and Fellows.

Eligible advisers

  • must have evaluated AHP applications in two or more competitions
  • must be invited by the meeting organizer to participate in a capacity allowing interaction with AHP Fellows 


  • $1500 for intra-region meetings (within West Africa or within East Africa)
  • $3000 for inter-regional meetings (e.g., West Africa to East Africa, South Africa to West Africa, etc.)
  • Award funds are available in these amounts only and can be used for any travel expenses related to the meeting in question: air tickets, ground transportation, visas and insurance, lodging, and any meals that are not provided at the meetings.

Recipients of Travel Grants for Mentoring will be asked to submit a brief narrative report on the meeting attended. No financial report or submission of receipts will be required. Please find the application form here.

Calendar of Events

Please let us know of any conferences taking place in 2018 that you are organizing or that will be appropriate for AHP mentoring sessions, meetings, or workshops. We will add these to the AHP calendar of events.

Africa in the World: Shifting Boundaries and Knowledge Production
May 25-28, 2018
Johannesburg South Africa
Contact: AfricaintheWorld@americananthro.org
Website:  www.africaintheworld.org

The Historical Association of South Africa (HASA) Biennial Conference: “Miracles and Mirages: The fall of the oldest and rise of the newest South Africa … and beyond”
Department of History, University of the Free State
20-22 June 2018
More information: http://www.hgsa.co.za

The Lagos Studies Association 3rd Annual Lagos Conference
Theme: Futurity in Lagos Scholarship, the Arts, Advocacy, and Social Enterprise
University of Lagos
June 21-23, 2018
More info: https://lagosstudies.wcu.edu 

Enslavement, Conflict and Forced Marriage in Africa: Methods, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Knowledge Production
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
25th to 28th June 2018
For inquiries: wits2018@gmail.com
More info here

AHP Event: Academic Writing and Mentoring Workshop
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Faculty of Arts Board room, University of Jos
Convener: Prof. Sati Fwatshak
Department of History and International Studies,
University of Jos

The Ife Institute of Advanced Studies 2018 Summer School
Theme: Knowledge, Society and the Challenges of doing Research in Africa: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodical Approaches
Date: July 23 - August 3, 2018
Venue: Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Eligibility: Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Scholars from anywhere in the world
Application Deadline: May 11, 2018
For further enquiries: email summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com or visit www.ias-iin.com/cfa-2018/

24th ISAPS (International Society for African Philosophy and Studies) 2018 Conference: "Africa and a World Without Borders: Philosophical Perspectives on Migration, Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Justice"
University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
July 25 and 26, 2018
Interested participants should send their abstracts to: isaps2018@ucc.edu.gh.

5th Annual International Conference of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa 2018: Sexuality, Capitalism, and Africa: "Sexuality, Capitalism, and Africa"
26-27 July 2018
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
More info here.

2nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on African Musics: “African Music Scholarship in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Directions.”
Department of Music, School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon 
August 9 – 12, 2018
More info here.  

Fourth International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference: Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA)
Theme: Boundaries
2 – 6 September 2018
Venue: Valley Lodge and Spa (South Africa)
More info here
E-mail: boundariesconf@unisa.ac.za

42nd World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology (IIS): “The Social Sciences, New Conservatisms and New Radicalisms”
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
5-7 September, 2018
Paper abstracts and panel proposal/abstracts should be sent to 42iis2018worldcongress@gmail.com.

20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES20): “Regional and Global Ethiopia – Interconnections and Identities”
Mekelle University, Ethiopia
1-5 October 2018
More info: http://www.ices20-mu.org/

Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) 63rd Annual Congress/Conference: The Military Factor in Nigerian History Since 1960
Department of History and War Studies, Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna
October 7-11, 2018
More info here.
Website: http://historicalsocietynigeria.org

African Scholars Network International Conference: "Knowledge loss, bondage and regrets in post-contact societies"
9-13 December 2018
Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Website: http://www.afriscon.org/international-conference.html


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