African Humanities Fellows Announced
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AWARDEES IN GHANA, NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA, TANZANIA AND UGANDA WILL HELP REVITALIZE AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION
The American Council of Learned Societies has announced 35 fellowship awards to African scholars in the first year of its African Humanities Program, a multi-year initiative of annual, international competitions funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The year-long fellowships, awarded through rigorous peer-review, seek to revitalize African higher education and research by encouraging and enabling the completion of PhD dissertations and supporting early career postdoctoral research and writing. Fellowships are available to humanities scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda who propose to work in Africa.
The program was funded by the foundation to train scholars across the humanities to help to nurture a rising generation of women and men who will contribute to the continued development of democracy and civil society on the African continent.
Review the 2009 Fellows:
African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellows
African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellows