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African Humanities Project (AHP) Announces Fellowship Awards


The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce 34 fellowship awards to African scholars in the fifth 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.

2013 African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellows

2013 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 organizes two annual Manuscript Development Workshops for AHP Fellows who have completed book manuscripts.

The AHP Humanities Series, a collaboration between the AHP and University of South Africa Press, publishes selected manuscripts written by AHP Fellows.

Application materials for the 2013-14 competition will be available in early September. See the competition announcement (PDF) for details. This year’s deadline is 1 November 2013.


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