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!

October 11-17, 2019 (tentative dates, pending confirmation)
Abuja, Nigeria

June 24th--Preliminary declaration of interest: tentative book title
July 5th--Full application package due (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 thirteenth AHP Manuscript Development Workshop will take place in Abuja in October 2019. 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 their book manuscripts for publication. 

Applications for the workshop must be submitted by July 5, 2019. 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, as a whole, 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.

Applicants should be prepared to 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 June 24th, 2019 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 July 5th, 2019.  

Late submissions will not be considered.

AHP Travel Grants

Please read carefully the description and requirements below!
AHP Advisers’ Travel Grants for Mentoring support international travel within sub-Saharan Africa to locally-organized workshops and meetings. The grants are intended ONLY for AHP activities such as AHP application workshops, AHP-style manuscript/journal development workshops, or AHP sessions at large conferences organized by AHP advisers to discuss issues relevant to the development of AHP.
This competition is open to eligible assessors who intend to travel outside their home/residence country to a locally-organized AHP workshop or meeting within 12 months of the application deadline, May 1, 2019
For example, an AHP advisor from the University of Dar es Salaam might organize an AHP-fellowship application workshop at UDSM for early career scholars. The adviser can invite other AHP advisers from outside Tanzania who are eligible for travel grants to attend as mentors at the workshop. The invited advisers should then apply to AHP for travel grants to attend the workshop. 
Please note that AHP does not have funds to sponsor the locally-organized meetings. The travel grant funds are for AHP advisers to attend these meetings. 
Information about the 2019-2020 AHP competition can be found on the program’s page. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE TWO COMPETITIONS (2019-20 and 2020-21) AHP OFFERS ONLY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS. 
Eligible AHP meetings
  • must be locally-organized for AHP activities: AHP-fellowship application workshops, manuscript/journal development workshops for AHP 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