The Carnegie/ACLS African Humanities Program- Call for Applications for 2021-2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites humanities scholars seeking funds for research and writing to apply for African Humanities Program (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellowships.

AHP Fellowships strengthen the research capacity of early career researchers and faculty in the humanities at African universities. In addition to stipends, AHP Fellows are offered opportunities to network with African scholars on the continent and worldwide both virtually and at in-person events. AHP Fellowships are made possible through generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Application Deadline: December 3, 2021, 5pm GMT.


Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must be scholars who are within eight years of receiving the PhD degree. Applicants must be nationals of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, residing and working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. Proposed projects must be in the humanities and must employ qualitative approaches and methods. Applicants must propose a written scholarly product such as a book manuscript.


Stipends of $20,000 allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for revising the dissertation for publication or for the first major research project after the PhD. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.

The Carnegie/ACLS African Humanities Program is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity as integral components of merit that enhance the scholarly enterprise. It is a priority of this program that cohorts of fellows be broadly inclusive of different backgrounds and cultures. For AHP, we seek balance regarding gender, country of origin, and current university affiliation, as well as in topics and disciplinary approaches.

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