The IAHR African Trust Fund is funding research grant for young scholars in particular of any ethnic/national origin, working and/or studying in any higher academic or research institution on the African continent (and nearby islands). Six grants are awarded which include research and publication grant. Grant is awarded on the basis of best practices of research methodology and theory employed, originality, quality, importance and impact of the proposed study and relevance of the study to the African continent (and nearby islands). Application deadline is 30th January 2014.
Study Subject (s): The grant is awarded in religion in the African continent (and nearby islands).
Course Level: This grant is for pursuing research program in Africa.
Scholarship Provider: The IAHR African Trust Fund
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa
- Applicants have to be scholars resident in Africa and associated with any higher academic or research institution within this context.
- We encourage applications from members to the IAHR member associations, namely the African Association for the Study of Religion (AASR), the Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa (ASRSA) and the East African Association for the Study of Religion (EAASR).
- Members of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religion (NASR), no longer a member to the IAHR, may apply if they are also individual members to the AASR evaluation Mechanism & Criteria.
- Applications will be evaluated by the Board of Trustees of the IAHR African Trust Fund and the board will consult specialists in the relevant fields when needed.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: African resident (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe) are eligible for this research grant.
Scholarship Description: The IAHR African Trust Fund seeks to facilitate and promote the advancement of research and the development of scholarship on religion in the African continent (and nearby islands) by encouraging scholarly and contextual research initiatives and practices, as well as publications. The IAHR African Trust Fund aims to encourage and acknowledge the generation of scholars whose research is deemed to hold significant future promise to increase knowledge and contribute to the historical, social and comparative study of religion in the African continent (and nearby islands). Thus, the IAHR African Trust Fund herewith invites young scholars in particular of any ethnic/national origin, working and/or studying in any higher academic or research institution on the African continent (and nearby islands), whose research project needs financial support or whose publication in an African publishing house (scientific journal) requires a subsidy.
Number of award(s): Six grants will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? The total grant allocation for 2014 is US$4000. The grant application is divided into two categories and successful applicants will be awarded the respective amounts within the specific category: Category 1: Research and/or Publication 2 X Award of US$1000 Category 2: Research and/or Publication 4 X Award of US$500.
Selection Criteria: Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 1. The originality, quality, importance and impact of the proposed study as it relates to the historical, social and comparative study of religion in the African continent (and nearby islands). 2. Adherence to the best practices of research methodology and theory employed. 3. The relevance of the study to the African continent (and nearby islands).
Notification: Grant-winning applicants will be announced on 20th February 2014. Note that all grants will be awarded to the successful applicants at the end of February 2014.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. Completed applications forms are to be submitted as an electronic copy file in PDF or MS Word format in an attachment via email to the Secretary of the African Trust Fund Board of Trustees, Dr. Afe Adogame [A.Adogame-at-ed.ac.uk]. Please include in the electronic copy file the applicant’s last name e.g. Eliza.pdf /Eliza.doc. The subject line in the email should read “IAHR African Trust Fund Application 2014” – Note, no hard copies will be accepted.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 30th January 2014.