Grants & Fellowships

Lani Guinier

DAAS Opportunities

FUNDING FOR POST-DOCS

Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Fellowship
A residential post-doctoral fellowship for scholars working on Africa and/or the African diaspora.

FUNDING FOR INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENTS

African Initiatives Fellowship Program
Fellowships for incoming U-M graduate students interested in African Studies. Must be submitted by a U-M department or unit. The application period for this fellowship begins,
January 21st and ends Feburary 18th.

FUNDING FOR CURRENT U-M GRADUATE STUDENTS

African Initiatives Research Grant
Grants and fellowships for current U-M graduate students interested in African Studies. Must be recommended by a current U-M faculty member. Be aware that the application process for this grant begins January 21st and ends February 18th.

South Africa Initiatives Office
Grants to support current U-M students to travel, study and conduct research in Southern Africa and conversely to fund students from South African institutions to study and do research at the University of Michigan. Be aware that the application process for the SAIO Research Grant and Moody Fellowship begins January 21st and ends February 18th.

OTHER U-M FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN STUDIES


For other funding opportunities please see similar programs for students and faculty administered by the African Studies Center: http://www.ii.umich.edu/asc. Information on the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS), which now includes the Moody Scholars┬╣ Program of the SAIO, can also be found on the ASC website at: http://www.ii.umich.edu/asc/initiatives/presidentialscholars.

OUTSIDE FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

Research funding for work in Africa comes mainly from the Fulbright Scholar Program, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the National Science Foundation.In addition, individual faculty members and students have recently held grants from the following foundations and organzations:

 Wenner-Gren Foundation
The W. L. S. Spencer Foundation

The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Institute for Individual and World Peace
United States Institute of Peace

University of Michigan students and scholars also receive the major part of their research funding from national sources. There are several useful general guides for learning about resources. Below are some useful sources of information.

National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health