Below find information about current external opportunities such as fellowships, scholarships, other funding opportunities, jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and calls for abstracts, papers, and proposals.

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Fellowships, Scholarships & Funding Opportunities:

Africa-China Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship  | Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships | Information coming soon

United Nations UNA-USA Fellowship | Ongoing Application

Internships and Mentoring Opportunities:

Palladium International Development Career Accelerator Summer Internship

U.S. Department of State Paid Student Internship Program | Ongoing program

Africa Center for Strategic Studies Internship Program | Ongoing program

Summer Programs:

HU Swahili Study Abroad (HUSSA) in Kenya | Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Fulbright-Hays Swahili Group Project Abroad in Kenya | Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Fulbright-Hays Yoruba Group Project Abroad in Nigeria | Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

HU Zulu in South Africa (HUZISA) Study Abroad Program | Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program | Application Deadline: February 6, 2024

Call for Papers:

Call for Proposals: 10th Indiana University International Conference on Africa | Submission Deadline: December 4, 2023

Call for Papers: 2024 Annual Conference "Sustainability and Sustainable Development in Africa: Past, Present, and Future" hosted by the Canadian Association of African Studies | Submission Deadline: December 4, 2023

The African Studies Review invites brief proposals (500 words) for a new series, Neglected Voices in African Studies

Job Opportunities:

Professor of African Studies at Howard University

The Department of African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of full Professor. We seek applications from exceptional candidates with a well-respected and internationally established record in African Studies. The applicant’s teaching and pedagogical background should demonstrate interdisciplinary approaches that harmonize various social science and humanities fields and facilitate multidimensional teaching, research and analysis of political, economic and socio-cultural development issues in Africa. Specialization in teaching and research on development and public policy in Africa will be an advantage.


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ONGOING/ANNUAL Fellowships, Scholarships & Funding Opportunities