African Studies Research Grants

Up to four grants in the amount of $4,000 each will be awarded to students in their third year who will spend a minimum of eight weeks conducting research in Africa.

Grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to students in their third year who will spend six to eight weeks conducting research in Africa. Applications need to indicate a related topic for the BA paper and specific research goals for the summer.

To find out more about Summer International Travel Grants, attend one of the following SITG Info Sessions (both sessions will include the same content):

See the opportunity website for more information.

Application Process: 

To apply for a Summer International Travel Grant please complete the online application. Note that you can only be awarded one Summer International Travel Grant in a given year.

One recommendation is required as a part of the online application. For a FLAG application this recommendation would ideally come from your language instructor or a faculty member with regional expertise. For research grants, the recommendation should be from a faculty member familiar with your research plans and with expertise in the proposed region or topic of research. You will be prompted to enter your recommender's name and email address in the online application.

Please note that the research grant application will ask you to submit a résumé, which you will want to have ready ahead of time.

All applications must be submitted online by February 04, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

All students will receive notification of the status of their application(s) via email by the beginning of Spring Quarter.