The Africa Institute announces its official call for applications to its program of fellowships, which includes newly added one-year senior fellowship named in honor of the late Toni Morrison, the acclaimed literary icon, novelist, theorist, and the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature, in addition to the existing Ali A. Mazrui senior fellowship as well as the two postdoctoral fellowships named in honor of scholar and art critic Okwui Enwezor, and world-renowned Moroccan scholar Fatema Mernissi.
The Africa Institute Research Fellowships Program provides the opportunity for both senior and junior scholars of African and African diaspora studies to focus on a research project and participate in ongoing scholarly and intellectual activities during their residency at the Institute.
The applications for all four fellowships are now open for the academic year 2023-2024. The Africa Institute’s faculty will review all applications. Recipients will be chosen based on the proposal’s quality, and the applicant’s demonstrated capacity to complete the project.
Application and Eligibility Criteria:
- The application deadline is Tuesday, December 20, 2022, for all fellowships commencing in September 2023.
- The applicant for the Post-doctoral Fellowships must hold a Ph.D. awarded within the last five years.
- The Senior Fellowships are open to scholars who are at the associate professor or full professor levels, or their equivalents within or outside the academy.
- Applications should include a CV and cover letter indicating the proposed research project, in addition to two published or unpublished writing samples.
- The proposal must be submitted in English and emailed to: email@example.com with the subject line indicating “Name of the respective Fellowship” you are applying to:
- Toni Morrison Senior Fellowship in African Diaspora Literature and Cultural Studies
- Ali A. Mazrui Senior Fellowship in Global African Studies
- Okwui Enwezor Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual Culture, Performance Studies, and Critical Humanities
- Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social and Cultural Studies