News - Announcements

Study Arabic, Swahili or Wolof at the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) this summer.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program which offers Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Wolof.

West African Research Association is now accepting applications for the 2018 WARA Fellowship

West African Research Association
WARA fellowships make it possible for a broad range of educators and students to experience professional exchanges and carry out research projects in West Africa. The deadline for the 2018 WARA Fellowships is Feb.1, 2018.

Applications for the 2018 Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Howard Ghana program are due on November 9, 2017

School of Education & ASB Howard
Learn more by attending the African Studies Palaver: Service Learning in Ghana tomorrow, November 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM or contact Dr. Beverly Booker Ammah.

New Congressional Fellowship program has launched and applications are open.

Howard University
The fellowship prepares students for careers in public policy and service. The program offers a modest stipend. The application deadline is November 13, 2017.

TED Talk Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

Department of African Studies
Our own 2011 PhD graduate, Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu, from the African Studies Dept. at HU presents her own TED Talk. Since its release on October 9th it has already been viewed over half a million times!

Dr. Beverly Booker Ammah is the newest AFEE grant recipient!

Center for African Studies
Read about Dr. Booker Ammah's proposed project for the Academic Faculty Enhancement and Enrichment (AFEE) Program and her work this year with the Alternative Spring Break Ghana program at Howard.

Critical Language Scholarship - Applications now being accepted

U.S. Department of State
Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

Apply for the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies and Environmental Studies

Williams College
The Program in Africana Studies and the Program in Environmental Studies at Williams College invites applications for a two-year joint post-doctoral fellowship in Africana Studies and Environmental Studies, beginning July 1, 2018.

Applications Open on Mon, Oct 23 for the Yoruba Group Project Abroad in Nigeria

Department of World Languages and Cultures, Howard University
The purpose of our program is to offer students taking Yoruba language courses in American universities a rare opportunity to learn the language and culture at an advanced level among Yoruba native speakers. The program dates are: June 15 - August 14, 2018.

Call for Papers: 2018 McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History

McGill University
The History and Classics Graduate Student Association at McGill University is excited to announce that the 15th annual McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History, will be taking place in Montreal on March 1-3, 2018 with the theme: “Violence and the Mind”.