Resources for AHP Fellows and Advisers

In order to provide a forum for useful information and a supplement to the discussions on the AHP Facebook page, this page carries news and opportunities for Fellows and Advisers:

Call for Applications:
AHP Manuscript Development Workshop – for book manuscripts

For AHP Fellows ONLY!

Kampala, Uganda
February 3, 2020--Preliminary declaration of interest: tentative book title
February 21, 2020--Full application package due (annotated table of contents and two chapters)


  • All AHP postdoctoral Fellows and AHP dissertation Fellows who have defended their dissertations and who have not yet attended an AHP Manuscript Development Workshop. 
The fourteenth AHP Manuscript Development Workshop will take place in Kampala, Uganda in Fall 2020(tentative). The five-day program will include group seminars and individual consultations. Eight Fellows and four AHP mentors will analyze and constructively critique book chapters submitted by the Fellows to help them prepare book manuscripts for publication. 

Applications for the workshop must be submitted by February 21, 2020. They should contain:
  • The working title of the book manuscript
  • An annotated table of contents of the book, with 100 to 200-word chapter summaries beneath each chapter heading
  • The full text of the manuscript’s introductory chapter, which lays out the subject matter and approach
  • The full text of a substantive chapter selected for discussion at the workshop 

The chapters can be drafts -- they do not need to be in final, polished form -- but they should contain all essential elements. The book manuscript must be close to ready for submission to a publisher. 

Applications with any of the abovementioned components missing or incomplete will not be considered. The application package should clearly describe the subject matter, the analytical approach, and the argument of the book. Manuscripts may be in any discipline, but they must be based on work completed during the AHP fellowship period.

The MDW format requires a good bit of work from participants. Applicants will read carefully the other Fellows’ chapters in preparation for the event.  The workshop is an intensive, five-day seminar at which each participant will analyze all of the other chapters submitted. 

NB: Applicants must be up to date on all required AHP midterm and final reports. Current-year Fellows who have not completed their AHP fellowship tenures are not eligible. 

To help planning for the MDW, please write to Ryan Cuthbert ( by February 3, 2020 to express your interest in applying and to state the tentative title of your book project. A complete package of application materials should be sent to Ryan by February 21, 2020.  

Late submissions will not be considered.

AHP Travel Grants for Mentoring

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Mentoring is defined broadly to include the grant recipient’s participation in events organized to benefit AHP applicants and Fellows.  In addition, the recipient should be available to mentor applicants and Fellows outside of the formal workshop session or other event. 
AHP Travel Grants for Mentoring are open ONLY to eligible AHP assessors, who must propose travel to a locally-organized AHP workshop or meeting in sub-Saharan Africa outside their home/residence countries that take place before June 30, 2021.
For example, an AHP adviser from Tanzania might organize an AHP fellowship-application workshop at UDSM. The adviser can invite other AHP advisers from outside Tanzania who are eligible for travel grants to serve as mentors at the workshop. The invited advisers should then apply to AHP for travel grants.
Please note that AHP does not provide funds to sponsor the locally-organized meetings.  However, the travel grants benefit local organizers indirectly, because organizers may invite AHP reviewers to attend these meetings.
Information about AHP fellowship competitions and other activities can be found on the program’s page.
Eligible AHP meetings
  • must be locally-organized for activities such as: AHP fellowship-application workshops, manuscript development workshops for Fellows and the larger university community, AHP sessions at large conferences, etc.
  • must focus on topics in the humanities
  • must be organized in sub-Saharan Africa at universities, other institutions, or AHP residential centers
  • must provide active roles for, and opportunities for, interaction among AHP mentors and Fellows or potential fellowship applicants traveling from outside the country in which the meeting is held. 

Eligible meetings can take place as part of larger events, such as conferences, but must be stand-alone AHP events, with an agenda and defined roles for AHP Advisers (and AHP Fellows, if applicable).
Requests for travel grants to attend conferences that do not include a clearly-identified AHP event with a specific role for the adviser will NOT be considered.
Eligible advisers
  • must have evaluated AHP applications and submitted scores in two or more competitions
  • must have reviewed at least once between 2015-2018
  • must be invited by the local AHP meeting organizer to participate in a clearly-identified capacity
AHP Residential directors may also request support for travel grants to participate in meetings as mentors.
Application materials
  1. Application form (please find it here)
  2. Invitation from AHP meeting organizer describing applicant’s role
  3. AHP meeting description, date, location, schedule, rationale, and participants (please include any flyer or publicity materials)
  • $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 email your application form and supporting materials to Ryan Cuthbert at