FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN STUDIES ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


- AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION- Excellence in a Doctoral Program Awards. Three awards of U.S. $250 each are offered for outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Agricultural economics.

- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN. Purpose: To support women in any field of study who will be completing the writing of their dissertations. Requirements: Applicants are expected to receive a doctoral degree at the end of the fellowship year, have completed all course work, passed all preliminary exams, and have their proposal approved by November. Awards: $20,000-25,000. Not intended to fund extended field research. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 2401 Virginia Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20037 (202) 728-7603.

- THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR MAGHRIB STUDIES (AIMS). 1. Short-Term Grants Program, covering the academic year beginning in June. The Institute has up to $25,000 available for research support in 1993-1994 and will entertain immediate applications. Small grants, averaging $1,500 to $2,000 will be made for research in all countries of the Maghrib.

2. Collaborative research projects between Americans and Maghribis, including a workshop either in the US or North Africa. Two grants of up to $7,500 available. Deadline for applications is March 1, 1993. Contact: Dr. I. William Zartman, AIMS Grants, School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036.

- CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CIE). Administers four overseas programs for individuals, and non-profit educational organizations, including doctoral dissertation research, faculty research, group projects and seminars/special bilateral projects. Research programs are aimed at language/area studies, and group projects/seminars are usually for teachers. In 1992 a seminar took place in Tanzania and Zambia. Contact: Center for International Education, U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Washington, D.C. 20202-5247 (202) 708-7283.

- COMMITTEE ON INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION (CIC) INTERNATIONAL STUDIES FELLOWS PROGRAM (ISF)- Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Purpose: To support foreign language and area research ranging from study at U.S. universities to pre-dissertation research travel abroad and internships with international organizations. Requirements: Eligible students must be part of the academic consortium of the Universities of Chicago, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin-Madison;and Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Pennsylvania State and Purdue Universities. The program is open to American Indians, Black-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans pursuing a Ph.D. at any of the CIC universities. Also eligible are Asian-Americans who have held CIC Predoctoral Fellowships. For address see Section II CIC).

- FULBRIGHT IIE SCHOLARSHIPS. Fulbright offers three different types of grants for dissertation research in numerous African countries. Students may apply to any African country except Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Somalia. 1. Fulbright Full Grants- provide round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year in only one country, limited health and accident insurance. Full Grants are mostly payable in local currency.

2. Fulbright Fixed Sum Grants- provide one fixed sum payment to the grantee in dollars.

3. Fulbright Travel Only Grants- are available as a supplement to other funding for individual countries. Generally, all students who have research projects and are at a pre-dissertation or dissertation level can apply for those grants. General Requirements: U.S. citizenship; Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree before beginning date of the grant; Applicants may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application; Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study; Good health; Applicants should outline plans or projects in their major fields that can be completed in only one country and in one academic year; Applicants need to establish contact with the institution and/or scholars that will be most helpful to their research before applying for Fulbright scholarships. Contact: Fulbright Grants for Study Abroad, U.S. Student Programs Division IIE, Institute of International Education 809 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017-3580 (212) 838-8200.

- FULBRIGHT-HAYES- DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD. Provides assistance for graduate students to engage in full-time Ph.D. dissertation research abroad in modern foreign language and area studies. Contact: Fulbright-Hayes Training Grants U.S. Department of Education 7th & D Streets, SW. Washington, D.C. 20202-4725 (202) 708-9291.

- HUDSON INSTITUTE- Herman Kahn Fellowship in International Political Economy. Purpose: To support a policy-oriented research dissertation in the area of international political economy. Requirements: Completed course work within the last five years and have only dissertation remaining. Awards: $18, 000. Deadline: May. Contact: Hudson Institute, Inc., Herman Kahn Center, 5395 Emerson Way, P.O. Box 26-919, Indianapolis, IN 46226.

- INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WORLD POLITICS FELLOWSHIPS. Program Description: Approximately twenty fellowships are sponsored annually for scholars whose work will develop knowledge and understanding of fundamental international problems including political, economic and social issues affecting the peoples of the world. The research should elucidate current world events and trends and identify measures to help resolve significant international issues. The range of topics is quite broad with the following indicating areas of major concern: improvement of the levels of health, nutrition, education, economic security and social welfare in developing countries; human rights; developments of equitable means of distribution and management of natural resources, technology and other resources; balance between population growth and the environment; and arms control and disarmament. Fellowships are awarded for periods of from three to nine months and may include funds for maintenance, tuition, travel and other field research costs. Recipients may hold other grants and fellowships concurrently. Eligibility: With very limited exceptions, awards are made to scholars in the fields of political science, economics, international relations and sociology. Ph.D. and other doctoral candidates who are at the dissertation stage are eligible to apply, as are post-doctoral scholars. Among post-doctoral candidates, preference is given to younger applicants. Citizens of all countries may apply. Application Procedure: Requests for application forms should include a brief description of the topic and objectives of the proposed project. Deadline: February 16, 1993. Contact: Institute for the Study of World Politics, 1993-1994 Dissertation Fellowship Competition 1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Washington, D.C. 20036.

- JENNINGS RANDOLPH PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE (United States Institute of Peace). Purpose: Provide support to doctoral students working on topics about international peace and conflict management. Open to persons from all countries. Awards: Approximately $12, 000. Deadline: Fall. Contact: Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1550 M Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005-1708.

- MACARTHUR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY OF THE THIRD WORLD. Purpose: Provides training and research for advanced graduate students planning to write dissertations on issues concerning the Third World. Requirements: Students are normally in their last year of course work. One year of graduate study is required to apply. Awards: $12,300, average. Deadline: March. Contact:

- MIDWEST UNIVERSITIES CONSORTIUM FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES (MUCIA)- Dissertation Research Grants. Purpose: For Ph.D. dissertation research outside the U.S. Awards: Up to $10, 000. Deadline: February.

- NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)- U.S.A.- Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants. Dissertation awards are made to allow doctoral candidates opportunities for greater creativity in the gathering and analysis of data than would otherwise be possible. The grants are intended to cover research related expenses, including field equipment and supplies as well as travel to and from research sites. These grants do not cover stipends, nor do they cover everyday personal expenses. The grantee is free to receive concurrent support from other sources. Proposals are judged on the basis of scientific content, importance and originality. The candidate must be able to show that receipt of the award will improve the quality of research. These grants are only available in the social and behavioral sciences and certain biological, earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences. Doctoral candidates wishing to apply should contact the particular division of the foundation in which the grant is sought. Contact: National Science Foundation, 2101 Constitution Ave. Washington D.C. 20418 (202) 357-7804.

- NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION DISSERTATION IMPROVEMENT GRANTS. Support African graduate students who are enrolled at U.S. universities and who are qualified to undertake a dissertation research project. Proposals must be submitted by the faculty advisor. The proposals must be accompanied by letters which demonstrate that the proposed Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs) will welcome the researcher and considers the proposed research suitable for monitoring its social or biological impacts. The award can cover field equipment and supplies and travel to and from research sites. No stipend, tuition, fees, or indirect costs are provided. Only projects related to a developing-country problem and approved by a U.S. research advisor are considered for support. Deadline: March 1. Contact: National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. 20550. Dr. Edward Murdy 202/653-5361 (North Africa) and Dr. Frances Li 202/653-5361 (Sub-Saharan Africa).

- RESIDENT SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIPS- SCHOOL OF AMERICAN RESEARCH. Purpose: To support scholars and publishing of original research that contributes to a better understanding of the culture, evolution, and behavior of the human species. Requirements: Preference given to applicants whose field work or basic research and analysis are complete and who need time to write up their results and whose work is of the broadest, most synthetic, and most interdisciplinary nature. Awards: Weatherhead Fellowships: Two positions for scholars whose work may be either humanistic or scientific, or who are proposing to write a Ph.D. dissertation. Contact: Resident Scholar Program, School of American Research, P.O. Box 2188, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2188.

- RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF MAN- RISM LANDES AWARDS. Annual awards are for research on subjects that will advance our interdisciplinary understanding of race or ethnic relations, aging or gender issues. Two Field Grants ($10,000) are awarded each year for dissertation research during a 12-month period. Contact: Dr. Lambros Comitas, Research Institute for the Study of Man 162 East 78th Street New York, NY 10021.

- ROTARY CLUB INTERNATIONAL. Purpose: To support graduate study for one academic year in a country where one has not previously lived or studied. The applicant must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary Club. Contact: Rotary Foundation, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.

- SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION- PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS. Purpose: To support dissertation research in residence at the Smithsonian Institution. Requirements: Completed course work and exams; candidates must have the approval of their universities. Awards: yearly stipend plus allowances, term: 6-12 months. Also, occasional fellowships for research projects, including African culture/art. Contact: Office of Fellowships and Grants, Smithsonian Institution, 955 L'enfant Plaza, Suite 7300, Washington, D.C. 20560. (202) 257-3271.

- SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC). 1. Africa Program-IDRF. Purpose: Fellowships for area research to support doctoral dissertation research from 9-18 months in the social sciences and the humanities to be carried out in Africa south of the Sahara. Requirements: Applicants are required to apply to their universities and to other organizations for alternative support. Awards: Support nine to 18 months of field research in the relevant area. Support is not provided for completion of normal academic requirements for the Ph.D. degree. Applicants are expected to have achieved a level of fluency in African and European languages. Application forms are available in September. Contact: Social Science Research Council, Fellowships and Grants, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158 (212) 661-0280.

2. MacArthur Foundation Program on International Peace and Security Visiting Scholar Fellowship. These three to six-month fellowships allow scholars to pursue research on innovative topics in international peace and security studies at universities and major research centers outside their home regions. In 1993, Fellowships are offered to African, Eastern European, and Central European scholars and researchers. Eligibility: Qualified nationals of Eastern and Central Europe, and Africa who are resident in the countries of these regions. Postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty, as well as journalists, lawyers, and others who can demonstrate comparable research experience, are eligible to apply. This competition is designed for junior scholars in the first seven years of their postdoctoral careers. Proposals that focus on the effects of recent changes in the international political and economic systems on cultural, social, economic, political, military or environmental conditions in Africa are encouraged. Deadline: July 15, 1993. For information, Contact: Social Science Research Council, Committee on International Peace and Security, Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program, 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158 Tel: 212/661-0280 Fax: 212/370-7896.

3. Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on African Studies Fellowships for Training and Dissertation Research on Agriculture and Health in Africa. Purpose: To encourage integration of social and natural science perspectives and methodologies for social science Ph.D. candidates whose topics address issues of African agriculture or health. Requirements: Social science Ph.D. candidates of any nationality who enrolled in a U.S. university, and social science Ph.D. candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a university abroad are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to have a topic, a research site, and preliminary plans for their training. Field work must be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. Awards: Provides between six and twelve months of natural or technical science training, subsequent dissertation field work, and write-up. Contact: Africa Program FTDR Application Request, Social Science Research Council, 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158 (212) 661-0280; Fax: 212-370-7896.

- SPENCER DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH RELATED TO EDUCATION- The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Purpose: To support last full year of basic research and writing that is relevant to education. Requirements: Applicant must be candidate for a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree at a graduate school in the U.S. in any academic discipline; be a citizen of U.S. or Canada or permanent resident. Contact: Spencer Fellowships, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, P.O. Box 410, Princeton, New Jersey 08542-0410 (609) 924-4666.

- UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS. Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowships- stipend of $10,000. Contact: Associate Director for Research and Curriculum, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, University of Rochester, 302 Morey, Rochester, NY 14627 (716) 275-7235.

- WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH- PREDOCTORAL GRANTS. Invites projects employing comparative perspectives or integrating two or more subfields in Anthropology. Offered to individuals to aid doctoral dissertation or thesis research. Application must be made jointly with the thesis advisor or other scholar who will undertake responsibility for supervising the project. Graduate students of all nationalities are eligible. Contact: Wenner-Gren Foundation 220 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001-7708 (212) 683-5000.

- WEST AFRICAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (WARA). Purpose: Support for doctoral candidates and established scholars in all fields. Requirements: U.S. citizens. Research in West Africa. Awards: Fellowships of up to $6000 including travel for three to twelve months. Travel to relevant research resources throughout West Africa region. Affiliated with the West African Research Center, Dakar, Senegal. Deadline: Mid-March. Contact: Prof. Joseph E. Harris, Box 682, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059.

- WILLIAMS COLLEGE GAIUS CHARLES BOLIN FELLOWSHIPS FOR MINORITY GRADUATE STUDENTS. Purpose: To encourage minority students to pursue careers in college teaching by supporting dissertation work. Requirements: U.S. citizens, completed all doctoral work except dissertation, teach one-semester course. Award: stipend, plus housing at Williams College. Deadline: February. Contact: Dean of Faculty, Hopkins Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267.

- THE WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION. 1. Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Purpose: To encourage study of ethical or religious values in all fields and to help finance field work during the first year of dissertation writing. Requirements: Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates at graduate schools in U.S. Awards: $12,000 for 12 months. Contact: Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, P.O. Box 642, Princeton, New Jersey, 08542 (609) 924-4666.

2. Women's Studies Grant for Doctoral Candidates. Purpose: To support research about women, the evolution of women's role in society. Requirements: Candidates must have completed all predissertation requirements at graduate school in U.S. Applications must be endorsed by the dissertation director and graduate dean. Awards: Average stipend is $1000. Contact: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Dept. WS, P.O. Box 642, Princeton, NJ 08542.

3. Spencer Dissertation Year Fellowships for Research Related to Education. Purpose: To support last full year of basic research and writing that is relevant to education. Requirements: Applicant must be candidate for a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree at a graduate school in the U.S. in any academic discipline; be a citizen of U.S. or Canada or permanent resident. Contact: Spencer Fellowships, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, P.O. Box 410, Princeton, New Jersey 08542-0410 (609) 924-4666.

- WOODSON (Carter G.) INSTITUTE FOR AFRO-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS, University of Virginia. Purpose: Residential research fellowships support projects in those disciplines of the humanities and social sciences which concern themselves with Afro-American and African Studies. Requirements: Applicants for the pre-doctoral fellowships must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation prior to August. Must reside at University of Virginia. Awards: Two years, Stipend of $12,500. Deadline: December. Contact: The Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, 1512 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22903 (804) 924-3109.

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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