The African Studies Center is pleased to announce applications for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship at Michigan State University in 2022.
The award honors former Nigerian President Nnamdi Azikiwe, a scholar and politician. Azikiwe led Nigeria as its first civilian president and invited MSU faculty to join him and other Nigerians to build a land-grant model university in Eastern Nigeria. This became the University of Nigeria at Nsukka. It had a distinguished educational history, and was the beginnings of the MSU African Studies faculty. Now it has approximately 100 scholars spanning many colleges and departments.
Worth of Award
One or more fellowships of up to $2,000 will be awarded to support international African students to travel to Africa for research and fieldwork.
The African Studies Center recognizes that international African students studying at MSU have limited opportunities to apply for grants and fellowships to conduct research in Africa. This is usually reserved for citizens and permanent residents of the United States. For this reason,
- Only African undergraduate or graduate students conducting research in Africa are eligible for this fellowship.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in an MSU degree-granting program. Similarly, awardees must return to MSU as registered students in the semester following the award.
- Priority will be given to students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need.
- Applicants must successfully complete any MSU requirements related to doing research abroad (IRB training for instance)
- Fellowship recipients must write and submit a report (3 to 5 pages) to the African Studies Center within one month of their return from Africa.
How to Apply
All applications for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship can be made online via the official website.
Deadline: The submission window is open till October 30th.