The Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship 2024
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship 2024 is a fully-funded fellowship program organized to offer African students the opportunity to study and complete research at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
A fellowship of up to $2,000 to support international African students travel to Africa for research. The award acknowledges former Nigerian President Nnamdi Azikiwe, a scholar and politician, who ruled Nigeria as its first civilian president and who 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, which had an outstanding educational history and was the beginning of the MSU African Studies faculty, now about 100 scholars traveling many colleges and departments. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship 2024
The African Studies Center recognizes that international African students studying at MSU have limited opportunities to apply for grants and fellowships to perform research in Africa – 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, and 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.
The fellowship program is issued by the African Studies Center. The selection of winners is decided by an African Studies Award Selection Committee with members appointed by the Center Director.
One or more fellowships of up to $ 2,000 will be granted for travel and/or fieldwork expenses in Africa. Funds are meant to defray costs, students are anticipated to find additional funds if costs are to exceed the granted amount.
Application Deadline: October 30, 2023.