The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce 38 fellowship awards to African scholars in the sixth year of the African Humanities Program (AHP), a multi-year initiative of annual, international competitions funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The program is open to humanities scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The humanities lay the foundations for understanding and furthering every society’s economic and social development. The AHP is committed to advancing the humanities as a core component of higher education in Africa. To revitalize humanistic study, AHP offers fellowships for the completion of PhD dissertations and postdoctoral projects by early career scholars. Stipends provide a year free from teaching for full-time dissertation writing or postdoctoral research and writing as well as the option of a two-month residency at one of six internationally renowned research centers in Africa. Applications are evaluated by an international committee of senior scholars from African universities in a rigorous process of peer review.
In addition to fellowships, the AHP organizes two annual Manuscript Development Workshops for AHP Fellows who have completed book manuscripts.
The African Humanities Series, a collaboration between the AHP and University of South Africa Press, publishes selected manuscripts written by AHP Fellows.
Application materials for the 2014-15 competition will be available in early September. See the competition announcement for details. This year’s deadline is November 1, 2014.