2017 ACLS Humanities Fellowships for Sub-Saharan Africans


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for the ACLS Humanities Fellowships. These fellowships are of 2 categories: the Dissertation completion fellowships and Early-career postdoctoral fellowships.

Only citizens of a sub-Saharan African country residing and working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda are eligible to apply.

The goals of the African Humanities Program is to encourage and enable the production of new knowledge and new directions for research and to strengthen the capacity of early-career researchers and faculty at African universities.

Funding is available for dissertation completion and for postdoctoral research and writing to the tune of $20,000. Proposed projects must be in the humanities, defined by the study of history, language, and culture, and by qualitative approaches in research. Research from fields of science, law and international relations are not eligible unless they are clearly humanistic in content and focus

Eligible disciplines include anthropology, archaeology, studies of the fine and performing arts, history, linguistics, literature studies, studies of religion, and philosophy.

Eligible candidates must be doctoral candidates in the final year of writing the dissertation while postdoctoral candidates must be scholars who have obtained the Ph.D. within the past eight years.

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