American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for dissertation-completion fellowships and Early-career postdoctoral fellowships. Fellowships are open for applicants of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. 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. The application deadline is 1 November 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in 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, literature 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.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for doctoral and postdoctoral level of study.
Programme Provider: American Council of Learned Societies
Award can be taken at: Africa
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-Dissertation applicants must be doctoral candidates in the final year of writing the dissertation. (No dissertation fellowships are available in South Africa.)
-Postdoctoral candidates must be scholars who have obtained the Ph.D. within the past eight years.
-All applicants must be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country residing and working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
Open for International Students: Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
Description: The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for: Dissertation-completion fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda and Early-career postdoctoral fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa. 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. Fellowships release recipients from teaching and other duties for an academic year to permit full-time research and writing. (They may be used to “buy time.”) Recipients of both kinds of fellowship are also eligible for further support in the form of a residency at a participating research center in Africa for a sustained period of writing. Approximately forty fellowships will be awarded annually in all five countries combined. Awards will be decided by an international committee of distinguished scholars in the humanities.
Number of award(s): The total number of dissertation-completion and early career postdoctoral fellowships ranges from 35 to 50. The number and distribution of both kinds of awards depends on the quality of the applications, not on the total number of submissions.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? 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.
Selection criteria: The intrinsic interest and substantive merit of the work proposed
-The clarity of the intellectual agenda
-The feasibility of the work plan
-The record of achievement of a postdoctoral scholar and the promise of a Ph.D. candidate
-The contribution the work is likely to make to scholarship on the continent and worldwide
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted by email.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 November 2014.