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African Studies Initiative Fellowship

Contact Person:
Desa Blount
The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
University of Michigan
505 S. State St.
4700 Haven
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045, USA

The application period begins January 21st and ends February 18th.

Departments and schools are encouraged to nominate students they want to be considered for fellowships. The fellowships can be used for funding packages including cost-share in recruitment or GSI support; however, African Initiative Fellowships cannot be used to support Research Assistants (with or without tuition waivers). The African Initiative Fellowships are awarded by and distributed through the Departmenet of Afroamerican and African Studies.

- Fellowship funds can be used to recruit international as well as domestic students.
- The students nominated must plan to embark on a course of study and research in the field of African Studies.
- Funds will be awarded only if students have been accepted to the University of Michigan graduate program and if there is an offer of departmental/program support and a pledge of departmental resources.

A small number of fellowships are granted.

Selection Criteria:
The DAAS Fellowships Committee will review nominations for the African Initiative Fellowships. The committee is composed of DAAS faculty members. The fellowship committee makes recommendations to the Chair of DAAS, who has final approval. 

Nomination Materials:
Chairs/directors of Departments as well as the Director of Graduate Studies should formally nominate candidates with a letter to the DAAS Fellowship Committee. Please include a copy of the candidate's application file with the nomination letter for review.

Nomination letters and the candidate's application file SHOULD BE EMAILED TO: Please type 'African Initiative Fellowship' in the subject line.

Application Deadline:
The application period begins January 21st and ends February 18th.

Award Notification:
Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by March 31.