Stipends are $9,000 for dissertations and $16,000 for postdoctoral work.
Fellowships are intended to release recipients from teaching and other duties for an academic year to permit full-time for research and writing.
Approximately 40 fellowships will be awarded annually in all five countries combined.
Awards will be decided by an international committee of distinguished humanities scholars.
Proposed projects must be in the humanities, defined by the study of history, language, and culture, and by qualitative approaches in research.
The list of humanities disciplines includes anthropology, studies of the fine and performing arts, history, linguistics, literature studies, studies of religion, and philosophy.
Projects in social sciences such as economics, sociology, or political science, as well as in law or international relations, are not eligible unless they are clearly humanistic in content and focus.
The ACLS African Humanities Program seeks to promote diversity (in terms of discipline, institution, region, gender, and historical disadvantage) for the sake of excellence in humanities scholarship. Applications are welcome from all eligible scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Application Deadline; December 1, 2009