New York University (NYU) Africa House Fellowship Programs 2020/2021 for African Academics
New York University (NYU) Africa House has been fortunate to receive external donor funding to offer four (4) research grants for current undergraduate and graduate students seeking funding support for short-term fellowship opportunities.
- Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship: 28th February 2020
- NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship: 28th February 2020
- Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship: See in Link below
- NYU Gallatin and Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship: 1st March 2020
To be Taken at (country): USA
About the Award: NYU Africa House fellowships include:
- Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship;
- NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship;
- Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship; and
- NYU Gallatin and Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship
Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship: This fellowship of $1,500 is awarded to two (2) students to cover costs associated with research activities linked to the search for innovative solutions that have the capacity to enrich the lives of people in the developing world. Fellowships support undergraduate and graduate students to cover costs associated with research projects undertaken in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2020, in the following Africa House/CTED research areas:
- Economic and Political Theory
- Economic Development and Technology
- Food and Agricultural Markets
- Migration and Diaspora
- Local Governance, Cultural Norms, and Development of Property Rights
Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at New York University, graduating no sooner than May 2021.
Explain how you plan to participate in the intellectual life of Africa House/CTED in the Africa House Fellowship Application Form.
Author or co-author one (1) research paper providing findings of your research project, to be submitted to Africa House/CTED in Spring 2021.
Present research findings in person at Africa House in Spring 2021.
Two (2) letters of recommendation (referees should email letters directly to [email protected])
2-3 page Africa-focused research proposal. The proposal could be an outline of your research or a study that is presently underway that will be further enhanced by the fellowship. The proposal should be written for educated readers, but not experts in your field. Proposals should include the following: research question, thesis/hypothesis, methodology/design, significance, and budget.
Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship: (Students must be nominated by their GSAS Department to qualify. Self-nominations are not accepted.)
Two awards of $2,500 for Summer 2020 are available to outstanding GSAS graduate students nominated by their departments to support study and research in Africa. Doctoral student applicants should, within one year of the award, expect to complete any remaining coursework and requirements (qualifying, comprehensive and language exams) other than the dissertation. Exceptional Master’s students, proposing research contributing to their theses, are eligible to apply. The awards support the research and study abroad of scholars in the humanities and social sciences and may be used for visits to research sites, such as archival resource facilities, libraries, and fieldwork locations that will be necessary for later sustained dissertation research. Award recipients are expected to make a presentation of the research as part of the Africa House programming, if possible during the Spring 2021 term. Doctoral students who are nominated but not selected for the Holmes Award will automatically be considered for the GSAS Predoctoral Summer Fellowship, as detailed above.
NYU Gallatin and NYU Africa House Summer Fellowship: NYU Gallatin and Africa House will award up to $5,000 to a Gallatin student whose concentration would benefit from travel to and research on Africa in Summer 2019. Specific research areas are open, but preference will be given to ones that focus on economics, development, or travel and tourism, including cultural tourism. This research should be closely linked to an existing or developing concentration; prior related coursework is expected. In the Spring semester, the student will be given the opportunity to present her or his findings at a forum sponsored by Gallatin and Africa House. The fellowship recipient will be expected to spend at least five weeks in Africa in Summer 2019. The recipient will be responsible for arranging, with the assistance of Gallatin’s Office of Global Programs, her or his travel and accommodations. These arrangements must comply with University practices regarding health and safety.
Gallatin undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates must be between their sophomore and senior years and must have at least one full semester of registration remaining upon completion of the research project. Graduate students must have completed at least one semester of study and should not have already enrolled in their thesis and defense credits.
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