African Humanities Fellowship Program
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The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for:
Dissertation-completion fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda
Early career postdoctoral fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda South Africans may apply only for postdoctoral fellowships (not for dissertation completion).
Fellowship recipients may request residence at an institute for advanced study in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
Dissertation applicants must be doctoral candidates in the final year of writing the dissertation.
Postdoctoral candidates must be scholars who have obtained the Ph.D. within the past five years.
All applicants must be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country residing and working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
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 intrinsic interest and substantive merit of the work proposed
the clarity with which the intellectual agenda is presented
the record of achievement of postdoctoral scholars and the promise of Ph.D. candidates
the contribution the work is likely to make to scholarship in the region as well as internationally
the feasibility of the workplan.
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
For More Information and Application, Please Visit;African Humanities Fellowship Program Website