Application Deadline: October 31, 2014.
Whom: The competition is open to students, senior or independent scholars holding at least a Master’s Degree. Research must be completed before Dec 31, 2015.
The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and the West African Research Association (WARA) announce the third annual Saharan Crossroads Fellowship Competition. Saharan Crossroads seeks to counter the conceptual divide separating North and sub-Saharan Africa and the tendency to view the Sahara Desert as an impenetrable barrier dividing the continent into the northern “white” and sub-Saharan “black” Africa.
The Saharan Crossroads Initiative is a partnership of AIMS, WARA and the Saharan Studies Association (SSA) that provides support for research, conferences and publications exploring the culture, geography, history, and sociology of this region.
- US, North African and West African Scholars interested in conducting research in any part of North or West Africa concerning Saharan Crossroads are encouraged to apply for short-term fellowships (up to three months) for awards up to 3,000 USD.
- US scholars flying from the United States will receive an additional travel stipend.
Who Can Apply
- Priority will be given to scholars conducting fieldwork in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia or anywhere in West Africa.
- Priority will also be given to scholars who have not received AIMS or WARA funding in the last two years.
- All Fellows are required to give a public lecture at an AIMS or WARC research center or other affiliated institution.
The deadline for submission of applications is October 31, 2014.
Awards will be announced in December 2014. This year there is funding for only three awards which will be given to one N. African scholar, one W. African scholar and one US Scholar.
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