New York University (NYU) Africa House Fellowship Programs 2018/2019

New York University (NYU) Africa House has been fortunate to receive external donor funding to offer four (4) research grants for current undergraduate and graduate students seeking funding support for short-term fellowship opportunities.

Application Deadline: 28th February 2018

To be Taken at (country): USA

About the Award: NYU Africa House fellowships include:

  1. Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship;
  2. NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship;
  3. Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship; and
  4. NYU Gallatin and Africa House Summer Fellowship.

Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship: This fellowship of $1,500 is awarded to two (2) students to cover costs associated with research activities linked to the search for innovative solutions that have the capacity to enrich the lives of people in the developing world. Fellowships support undergraduate and graduate students to cover costs associated with research projects undertaken in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2018, in the following Africa House/CTED research areas:

  • Economic and Political Theory
  • Economic Development, Mobile Apps, Rural Tourism
  • Food and Agricultural Markets
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Local Governance, Cultural Norms, and Development of Property Rights

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at New York University, graduating no sooner than May 2019.

Requirements:

  • Explain how you plan to participate in the intellectual life of Africa House/CTED in the Africa House Fellowship Application Form.
  • Author or co-author one (1) research paper providing findings of your research project, to be submitted to Africa House/CTED in Spring 2019.
  • Present research findings in-person at Africa House in Spring 2019.

Applicants should submit the following in one PDF file: 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation
  4.  2-4 page Africa-focused research proposal. The proposal could be an outline of your research or a study that is presently underway that will be further enhanced by the fellowship.
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form

Send applications and inquiries to africa.house@nyu.edu. Please include “Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship” in the subject line.

NYU Africa House Thoyer Fellowship: This fellowship of $2,500 is awarded to two (2) outstanding graduate students to support Africa-focused study and research in the fields of economics, political economy, and related disciplines. Fellowships may be used to cover travel costs, living expenses, tuition, books, research expenses, and other relevant expenses while studying or pursuing research at New York University. The Africa House Thoyer Fellowship is rooted in the idea that development is more likely to occur where there is sustained, sound management of the economy, and that such management is more likely where there is an active, well-informed group of development experts conducting policy relevant research.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at New York University, graduating no sooner than May 2019.
  • Open to students in the fields of economics, political economy, or related disciplines.

Requirements:

  • Explain how you plan to participate in the intellectual life of Africa House/CTED in the Africa House Fellowship Application Form.
  • Author or co-author one (1) research paper providing findings of your research project, to be submitted to Africa House in Spring 2019.
  • Present research findings in-person at Africa House in Spring 2019.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation
  4. 2-4 page Africa-focused research proposal. The proposal could be an outline of your research or a study that is presently underway that will be further enhanced by the fellowship.
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form

Send applications and inquiries to africa.house@nyu.edu. Please include “Africa House Thoyer Fellowship” in the subject line.

Note: All your applications must be submitted in this order in one pdf minus the letters of recommendations

  1. A cover page
  2. 2-4-page research proposal
  • 2 pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, 1-inch margins
  • Header Format: Student Last Name, First Name, Department, N-Number
  • The proposal should be written for educated readers, but not experts in your field or members of your department (i.e. at The New York Times level). It should identify the proposal’s research question, thesis/hypothesis, methodology, significance, and budget etc.
  1. Curriculum vitae (c.v.)
  • Header format: Student Last Name, First Name, Department, N-Number
  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Faculty should submit their signed letters of reference directly to africa.house@nyu.edu, with attention to Kingsley Essegbey.
  • Must assess the general quality of the applicant’s academic work, the expected contribution of the research proposal to academia, and the prospects for publishing the full work either in whole or in part.
  • One letter must be from the applicant’s faculty advisor.
  1. Naming your application pdf
  • Name your application pdf in this order: Student last name, first name, N-Number, Name of fellowship, and add 2018-2019.

Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship: Two awards of $2,500 for Summer 2018 are available to outstanding graduate students to support study and research in Africa. Doctoral student applicants should, within one year of the award, expect to complete any remaining coursework and requirements (qualifying, comprehensive and language exams) other than the dissertation. Exceptional Master’s students, proposing research contributing to their theses, are eligible to apply. The awards support the research and study abroad of scholars in the humanities and social sciences and may be used for visits to research sites, such as archival resource facilities, libraries, and fieldwork locations that will be necessary for later sustained dissertation research. Award recipients are expected to make a presentation of the research as part of the Africa House programming, if possible during the Spring 2019 term. Doctoral students who are nominated but not selected for the Holmes Award will automatically be considered for the GSAS Pre-Doctoral Summer Fellowship, as detailed above

NYU Gallatin and NYU Africa House Summer Fellowship: NYU Gallatin and Africa House will award up to $5,000 to a Gallatin student whose concentration would benefit from travel to and research on Africa in Summer 2018. Specific research areas are open, but preference will be given to ones that focus on economics, development, or travel and tourism, including cultural tourism. This research should be closely linked to an existing or developing concentration; prior related coursework is expected. In the Spring semester, the student will be given the opportunity to present her or his findings at a forum sponsored by Gallatin and Africa House.

The fellowship recipient will be expected to spend at least five weeks in Africa in Summer 2018. The recipient will be responsible for arranging, with the assistance of Gallatin’s Office of Global Programs, her or his travel and accommodations. These arrangements must comply with University practices regarding health and safety.

Eligibility:

  • Gallatin undergraduate and graduate students. Undergrads must be between their sophomore and senior years and must have at least one full semester of registration remaining upon completion of the research project—so not graduating before January 2019. Graduate students must have completed at least one semester of study and should not have already enrolled in their thesis and defense credits.

 

Type: Fellowship

 

 

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Award Provider: New York University

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