ACLS 2021 African Humanities Program for African Researchers

We invite applications for postdoctoral fellowships from scholars who are within eight years of receiving the PhD degree, who are citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries, and who are currently working at universities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

About The American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS is a nonprofit organization best known as a funder of humanities research through fellowships and grants awarded to individuals and, on occasion, to groups and institutions. The ACLS has long engaged in international studies by providing opportunities for American scholars to advance scholarly projects on an international basis and by developing contacts with overseas academic communities.

The ACLS is a federation of sixty-six national scholarly organizations in the humanities and social sciences that has led to the development of area studies and in the 1920s the ACLS became one of the first American scholarly organizations to promote studies of East Asia.

Requirements for ACLS African Humanities Program

  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa and must be currently working at universities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply. .
  • Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.
  • Projects must be in the humanities and must be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. AHP fellowships may not be used for travel outside the continent.

How to Apply for the ACLS African Humanities Program

To apply for the ongoing ACLS African Humanities Program is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the ACLS African Humanities Program on or before December 3, 2021

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