UAE: The Africa Institute Senior & Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024/2025 for African Scholars

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The Africa Institute welcomes applications for the Okwui Enwezor Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Culture, Performance Studies and Critical Humanities; Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Cultural Studies; Ali A. Mazrui Senior Fellow in Global African Studies.

Application Deadline:

1st August 2023

About the Africa Institute Fellowships:

The Africa Institute announces its official call for applications to its program of four fellowships: two senior fellowships named in honor of the late Toni Morrison, the acclaimed literary icon, novelist, theorist, and late professor of African studies, Ali A. Mazrui, and two postdoctoral fellowships named in honor of late scholar and art critic Okwui Enwezor, and world-renowned Moroccan scholar Fatema Mernissi.  

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The Africa Institute Research Fellowships Program provides the opportunity for both senior and junior scholars of African and African diaspora studies to focus on a research project and participate in ongoing scholarly and intellectual activities during their one-year residency at the Institute. 

The applications for all four fellowships are now open for the academic year 2024-2025. The Africa Institute’s faculty will review all applications. Recipients will be chosen based on the proposal’s quality, and the applicant’s demonstrated capacity to complete the project.




The fellowship is open to emerging scholars in the field of social sciences with specific emphasis on gender, feminism and cultural studies and visual cultures, and their intersection with African and African diaspora studies. 

  •  The application deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2023, for all fellowships commencing in September 2024.
  •         The applicant for the Post-doctoral Fellowships must hold a Ph.D. awarded within the last five years.
  •         The Senior Fellowships are open to scholars who are at the associate professor or full professor levels, or their equivalents within or outside the academy.
  •         Applications should include a CV and cover letter indicating the proposed research project, in addition to two published or unpublished writing samples.

Eligible Countries:

African countries

To be Taken at (Country):

Sharjah, UAE

Number of Awards:


Value of Award:

The Institute Research Fellowships Program provides the opportunity for both junior and senior scholars of African and African diaspora studies to focus on a research project and participate in ongoing scholarly and intellectual activities during their term at the Institute. The residency also grants fellows the opportunity to interact with scholars and academics in their area of research.

How to Apply for the The Africa Institute Fellowships:

The proposal must be submitted in English and emailed to: [email protected] with the subject line indicating “Name of the respective Fellowship” you are applying to: 

  •         Toni Morrison Senior Fellowship in African Diaspora Literature and Cultural Studies
  •         Ali A. Mazrui Senior Fellowship in Global African Studies
  •         Okwui Enwezor Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual Culture, Performance Studies, and Critical Humanities
  •         Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social and Cultural Studies
  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit The Africa Institute Award Webpage for Details