Under the current US Dept of Education Title VI NRC grant with supplemental support from UF Division of Sponsored Programs, the Center for African Studies has available a number of annual faculty travel awards. For domestic travel awards of up to $1000 are available. For international travel awards of up to $1500 are available. These awards are for travel and participation in academic conferences and may be used during fall, spring, or summer terms (however, all travel must be completed prior to August 14, 2018). If you are planning to use the award for a non-U.S. conference, you must give the CAS office 30-day advance notice in order to comply with grant requirements regarding foreign travel.
Eligibility: Any UF faculty presenting conference papers or participating in organized panels and roundtables on an Africa-related topic.
If the number of applications exceeds the available funds, priority will be given to:
Faculty who did not receive a CAS travel award in the previous academic year
Faculty who have exhausted their department travel funds
2017-2018 Deadline: 18 September
For more information, contact Ikeade Akinyemi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. R. Hunt Davis & his wife, Jeanne, established the Jeanne & Hunt Davis Award in 2004 to support graduate students doing pre-dissertation fieldwork in Africa. Dr. Davis is professor emeritus of African History and a former director of the Center for African Studies (1979-1988).
For more information, see http://www.uff.ufl.edu/scholarships/ScholarshipInfo.asp?ScholarshipFund=012923
For graduate students in African Studies who are traveling to Africa for purposes of doing preliminary research for their dissertations. Dr. Madelyn Lockhart is professor emeritus in economics and a former Dean of the UF Graduate School.
For more information, see http://www.uff.ufl.edu/scholarships/ScholarshipInfo.asp?ScholarshipFund=011953
These fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) under Title VI of the U.S. Higher Education Act and are awarded to students combining graduate work in any academic discipline with African area and language studies. Fellowships are offered for any one of the regularly taught languages (Akan, Amharic, Arabic, Swahili, Wolof, Xhosa, and Yoruba) as well as for other African languages for which instruction can be arranged.
Academic year fellowships provide a stipend of $15,000 and cover the cost of tuition and fees (12 credits per semester). Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be admitted to a graduate program at the University of Florida.
Summer fellowships provide students
with an opportunity to undertake intensive African language study in
any USED-approved program. Summer fellowships cover tuition and fees
(up to $5,000) at the host institution and provide a stipend of $2,500.
For more information, see http://www.africa.ufl.edu/graduatestudies/flas.html
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