Research Grant Africa House Fellowship Programs for African Students at New York University 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on November 9, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    44 Washington Mews New York, NY 10003 USA  [email protected]

New York University opened its door to undergraduate and graduate students in Africa who want to pursue their research in the USA. Africa House Fellowship offers six research grants for students who are seeking funds to support their research in the USA in short-term fellowship opportunities.

New York House Fellowship offered for the academic year of 2023-2024:

  • Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship

  • Africa House Thayer Fellowship

  • Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship

  • Gallatin/Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship

  • Africa House-SPS Tisch Center Bergman Fellowship

  • Migration Network Graduate Student Award for Summer Research on Migration (with Wagner School of Public Service)

Scholarship Provider: New York University Africa House 

About the Provider

NYU Africa House is dedicated to the study of contemporary Africa, which focuses on the economics, social issues, and politics of the landmass and projects in artistic expression. Some portion of Africa House’s center mission is to propel the comprehension of the connections between Africa and the remainder of the world, through political, economic, and social, and different focal points. Connected with this, Africa House has associations with the African worker networks in New York City.

NYU has countless teachers and students leading research in the space of financial turn of events, monetary development and macroeconomics, microfinance, examination of the viability of foreign guides, legislative issues, political economy, and law and legitimate establishments. NYU Africa House consistently gathers significant level discussions, classes, and discussions with African heads of state, ministers, and policymakers. Programs happen in New York City and in different African nations.

Six fellowship Programs Information 

Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship 

The fellowship will be awarded to two students with a provided amount of $1,500 that will cover their research cost activities which link to the search for the innovation and solution that has the capacity to help enrich the lives of many people in developing countries. This fellowship will support the undergraduate and graduate degree students who will undertake their research in the spring, fall, and summer of 2023 in the following field areas:

  • Political Theory and Economics
  • Economic Developments and Technology
  • Migration s
  • Food and Agricultural Markets
  • Cultural, Local Governance and development of the property rights


  • The applicants must be admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program in an eligible field for the fellowship at New York University and must be graduating by May 2024.

Requirements for the Fellowship: 

  • Previously research findings at the Africa House
  • Author or co-author in a research paper which provides the results or findings of the research projects that will be submitted to the House Africa by Spring 2024.
  • A statement in the application form which outlines how will you plan to participate in the intellectual life of the Africa House

Required Materials 

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Research Proposal, The research could be a framework of your exploration or a study that is by and by in progress that will be additionally improved by the fellowship. The proposition ought to be composed for educated readers, but not specialists in your field. Proposals ought to incorporate the accompanying: research question, postulation/speculation, technique/plan, importance, and spending plan avocation.
  • Complete application form

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until March 1, 2023

Africa House Thoyer Fellowship 

This fellowship of $2,500 is granted to two (2) deserving alumni students to help Africa-centered study and exploration in the fields of economics, political economy, and related disciplines. Fellowships might be utilized to take care of travel costs, everyday costs, educational costs, books, research costs, and other significant costs while studying or seeking research at New York College. The Africa House Thoyer Fellowship is established in the possibility that improvement is bound to happen where there is supported, sound administration of the economy, and that such administration is more probable where there is a functioning, very much educated bunch regarding advancement specialists leading strategy pertinent examination.

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until March 1, 2023, all required materials and documents will be the same as the first fellowship offered.

Robert Holmes Research/Travel Awards 

Two (2) grants of $2,500 for Summer 2023 are accessible to the outstanding deserving GSAS graduates named by their specializations to help study and research in Africa. Ph.D. candidates ought within one (1) year of the honor, expect to finish any excess coursework and prerequisites (qualifying, completing, and language tests) other than the paper.

Remarkable Master’s Students, proposing research adding to their theories, are qualified to apply. The honors support the examination and study abroad of researchers in the humanities and social sciences and might be utilized for visits to explore destinations, like authentic asset offices, libraries, and hands-on work areas that will be essential for later supported paper research. The beneficiaries are supposed to make a show of the research as a feature of the Africa House programming, throughout the Spring 2024 term.

Gallatin/Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship 

The NYU Gallatin/Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship will grant up to $5,000 to Gallatin students whose focus would profit from travel to and research on Africa throughout the mid-year months. All areas of exploration are gladly received, however, the research being proposed ought to be firmly connected to the student’s current or creating focus; earlier related coursework is normal. In the Fall semester in the wake of finishing the fellowship travel, the students will be offered the chance to introduce their research at a discussion supported by Gallatin and Africa House.

Africa House Tisch Center Bergman Fellowship 

$2,500 will be awarded to the deserving students and the award can be used to cover the student’s research activities and travel fees.

Migration Network Graduate Students Awards

The NYU MigrationOrganization is satisfied to report the send-off of the Alumni students Fellowship Awards for Summer research on Relocation to help exceptional alumni students in their research on relocation and portability. The honor finances research or creative creation in a variety of academic disciplines.

The University invites research that is creative in origination and that traverses disciplinary limits. Research that analyzes, migration elements in various geo-political areas are particularly encouraged.

Deadline for Application 

All fellowship deadlines will be until March 1, 2023.

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