The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, invites applications for Dissertation-completion fellowships and Early-career postdoctoral fellowships. All applicants must be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country residing and working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
The Goals of the African Humanities Program is to encourage and enable the production of new knowledge and new directions for research and to strengthen the capacity of early-career researchers and faculty at African universities
ACLS continues to be the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Fellows and grantees in all programs are selected by committees of scholars appointed for this purpose.
Course Level: Funding is available for dissertation completion and for postdoctoral research and writing.
Eligible Study Subject
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, archaeology, 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.
Worth of Award
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
How to Apply
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Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by November 2, 2016.