Fellowships

Several sources of funding are available to students pursuing degrees in African Studies at Yale. Students should consult and apply through the Yale Grants & Fellowships website. Africa-specific awards includes the Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa, but several other awards that can be used for Africa related research are also available.

Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa

The Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa supports grants to graduate and professional students for summer research in order to increase understanding of Africa among Yale students and faculty. Only those returning to Yale in the semester following the award are eligible to receive an award. One or more fellowships of up to $3,000 will be awarded for summer travel and field work expenses in Africa for relevant research, study projects, internships or conferences (paper presentation at conference required). All applicants must apply through the Yale Student Grants & Fellowships database.  Click here to access the Yale Student Grants & Fellowships database. Application deadline is usually in February; please consult the YSG&F database for this year’s specific date.

Fox International Fellowship

The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale and 19 world-renowned partner universities. Fox Fellows undertake independent research in one of the focus fields for an academic year at one of the Fox exchange partner universities. Graduating masters students or graduating seniors who propose to work on a current project, an extension of a previous project, or suggest an entirely new avenue of enquiry.  Click here to learn more about the Fox International Fellowship Program and to download an application visit.

Postdoctoral Fellowship - History of African Visual & Material Culture 

The Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center announces a postdoctoral fellowship in the history of African visual and material culture, starting July 1, 2019, for one year with possible renewal annually for two additional years.

Candidates must have recently earned a Ph.D. in History of Art or a related field with a research focus on the expressive cultures of Africa and its diasporas, in any time period and geography, including North Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and, more broadly, Africa’s transoceanic, transcontinental, and global connections. The successful candidate will co-coordinate the activities and initiatives of the African History of Art program, will teach two classes a year, and participate fully in the life of the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center, the Department of History of Art, and the University. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is accompanied by a relocation allowance and research funds.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Submit a cover letter, CV, two course proposals, and article-length writing sample, along with the names and addresses of three recommenders online at apply.interfolio.com/60131 Review of materials will begin on March 1, 2019.

Contact Cristin Siebert by email, cristin.siebert@yale.edu , for any questions related to the application process.