African Humanities Fellowships for Africans


African Humanities Program Fellowships for Africans

The African Humanities Program (AHP) seeks to revitalize the humanities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda through fellowship competitions and meetings associated with them.

Through the activities of the African Humanities Program, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) promotes local and international cooperation among humanities scholars at all stages of career. With the aim of developing a self-sustaining continent-wide network of African humanities scholars.

Fellowship Details:

  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa. With a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Funding is available for dissertation completion and for postdoctoral research and writing.
  • Applicants for Dissertation-Completion Fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a university in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.
  • Applicants for Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships must be working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda and must have completed the PhD no more than eight years ago.

Method of Application
ACLS encourages the submission of applications via email. Application forms and instructions are available on the ACLS website. Application must be submitted by email to

It is important to see 2017-18 Competition Announcement (PDF) and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for the AHP fellowship program.

Completed applications must be submitted by the announced deadline date which is usually early November of each year. The next deadline date is 2nd November 2017.

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