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Program in African Studies

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate students delve deeper into their studies of Africa by participating in rigorous conversations with other students and scholars during lectures and various other events.

Graduate Works-in-Progress Series

Graduate students who are conducting dissertation research on Africa are encouraged to participate in the program's Graduate Works-in-Progress Series. Members of this group attend writers' workshops where graduate student share their work. Members also participate in the program's seminars and numerous conferences led by Africanist scholars. Participants are eligible for research funding.

Check out the events here. 

Graduate Research and Conference Funding

African Studies Graduate Research Funding: Graduate students whose dissertation research requires fieldwork, data collection, archival research, and/or language training in Africa are encouraged to apply. Students in the sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities are encouraged to apply. Also students in any year of their graduate training are encouraged to apply. The Program in African Studies is able to fund students up to $2,000 per year on a competitive basis.

African Studies Graduate Conferences Funding: Funding is available to cover expenses related to participation in a conference where a Graduate student's dissertation research on Africa will be presented. Priority is given to students who are in the final year or two of their graduate training, but some funds are available for all students regardless of year. Verification of paper acceptance required. Students in the sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities are encouraged to apply. The Program in African Studies is able to fund students up to $1,000 per year on a competitive basis.

Apply for funding here.

Princeton in Africa After Graduation

Students interested in working in Africa for either a year after graduation or during a summer can apply to Princeton in Africa for a post-graduation fellowship or internship.  An independent support organization of the University, Princeton in Africa was established in 2000 to encourage American/African collaboration, to provide effective assistance to the world's most underserved continent, and to create a constituency committed to the emergence of Africa as a full partner in the developed world.