African Studies Research Grants (SITG)

Up to four grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to students in their third year who will spend a minimum of eight weeks conducting research in Africa.

Up to four grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to UChicago students in their third year who will spend a minimum of eight weeks conducting research in Africa.

Applications need to indicate a related topic for the BA paper and specific research goals for the summer.

General information session for this grant and other Summer International Travel Grants will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 5:00 PM Central Time (Zoom details will be emailed to first-, second-, and third-year students. Additional meetings may be scheduled for January of 2021

Deadline Information

Application deadline (11:59 pm): Friday, February 5, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible students are those registered at the University of Chicago for the spring quarter before the summer they go abroad and will be registered the following fall quarter. Students taking a leave of absence before or after the grant period should contact sitg@uchicago.edu to discuss whether their case merits an exception to the spring- or fall-quarter registration requirement.

Research grants are primarily for third-year students in the College, but exceptional second-year students and fourth-year students who plan to spend part or all of a fifth year in the College are also eligible to apply.

Application Process

Information about the application process can be found here.