Entries are been accepted for the  Researchers Humanities Fellowship Program 2017/2018,The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for Dissertation-completion fellowships and Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellowships.

In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP offers scholars an integrated set of to develop individual capacities, and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.

Type: Fellowship, Postdoctoral

Eligible Field of Study: 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, 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.

To be taken at (country):  Universities

Value of Fellowship:

  • Stipends are $10,000 for dissertation-completion Fellows and $17,000 for postdoctoral Fellows, plus an additional $1,000 per Fellow for books and media at both award levels.
  • Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for completion of the PhD dissertation, for revising the dissertation for publication, or for the first major research project after the PhD. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.

Eligible Countries:

  • Dissertation-completion fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda
  • Postdoctoral Research and Writing in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and


  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current affiliation at an in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Applicants for Dissertation-Completion Fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a university in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.
  • Applicants for Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships must be working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda and must have completed the PhD no more than eight years ago.
  • 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: Visit Fellowship webpage to apply

Application Deadline: 2nd November, 2017

Visit Fellowship webpage for details

Sponsors: The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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  1. Kevin Ayodele Oluwasina
    Kevin Ayodele Oluwasina

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