Other U-M Funding Opportunities for African Studies
For other funding opportunities please see similar programs for students and faculty administered by the African Studies Center. Information on the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS), which now includes the Moody Scholars¹ Program of the SAIO.
Outside Fellowships and Grants
Research funding for work in Africa comes mainly from the Fulbright Scholar Program, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the National Science Foundation. In addition, individual faculty members and students have recently held grants from the following foundations and organizations:
The W. L. S. Spencer Foundation
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Institute for Individual and World Peace
United States Institute of Peace
University of Michigan students and scholars also receive the major part of their research funding from national sources. There are several useful general guides for learning about resources. Below are some useful sources of information.
Funding for Incoming Graduate Students
A Fellowship for an incoming U-M Ph.D. student interested in African Studies. Must be submitted by a U-M department or unit. The application period for this fellowship begins, January 21st and ends February 18th.
Funding for Current U-M Graduate Students
Small grants to support current U-M graduate students to travel, study and conduct research in Southern Africa and conversely to fund students from South African institutions to study and do research at the University of Michigan. These grants support graduate research by students enrolled either in a Masters or PhD program. These funds are supported by the South African Initiatives Office, a fund established by Lester Monts in honor of Charles and Christella Moody. Be aware that the application process for the SAIO Research Grant begins January 21st and ends February 18th.