Due Date: March 31, 2019

The American Council of Discovered Societies (ACLS)/ ASA Governmental Fellows Program 2019 is open for applications. The ASA Governmental Fellows Program is offering chances for academics and professionals with an academic interest in Africa to take a trip to go to the African Researches Association (ASA) Yearly Fulfilling, see organizations of greater knowing in the United States, engage with academics working on Africa-related concerns, enroll and to check out chances for collective endeavors.

The ASA acknowledges that it is useless to successfully study Africa and meaningfully engage crucial concerns impacting the African continent, without likewise meaningfully engaging the scholars and professionals on the ground who are working versus substantial chances to cause modification. These stars produce much of the empirical information that enters into notifying reports and research studies which are released and flowed in the “international north,” nevertheless the huge bulk of them are not able to gain access to resources, networks and capacity-building chances beyond their borders. The ASA Governmental Fellows Program is reacting to this space.


This year the ASA will money roughly 5 to 7 scholars from the following classifications of ASA Governmental Fellows:

  • 3 Fellows will be sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/ ASA Governmental Fellows Program The choice procedure for this classification will be handled by the African Liberal Arts Program of the ACLS
  • ASA member contribution sponsored Fellowship( s). The ASA has 2 member-nominated fellowships offered, with extra fellowships to be provided, subject to financing.


  • Candidates need to be based in a college organization or a company on the African continent and need to have the ability to show an academic dedication to deal with concerns impacting Africa.
  • All candidates need to be chosen by a present ASA member. If you are a candidate thinking about the Program, you might speak with the ASA’s Subscription Directory site to discover and get in touch with an ASA member who can choose you. Please keep in mind that the Subscription Directory site is just offered to members of the African Research Studies Association, through the ASA Subscription Website. Please go to the ASA’s Subscription Website to get details about ending up being a member of the ASA and to sign up for ASA subscription.
  • The nominating member need to want to host and coach the Fellow throughout the conference. Hosting and mentoring is comprehended as the following:.
    1. Guaranteeing that the award recipient participates in as lots of conference-related occasions as possible.
    2. Assistance the award recipient with networking throughout the conference.
    3. Schedule a see by the scholar to several organizations, both for the function of providing their research study, and forming networks (travel will be organized by the host organization unless otherwise concurred). Elections need to consist of a proposed schedule throughout the institutional see( s), detailing possible occasions and conferences the Presidential Fellow might have. If possible, please consist of details about offered financial backing for the Fellow and the see.
  • For prospects in academic community, choice will be provided to emerging scholars — which we comprehend as scholars ready to finish their Ph.D. or within 5 years previous conclusion, especially those who do not have experience studying or carrying out research study in North American organizations.
  • For specialist prospects, the choosing member should have the ability to show in their election letter how taking part in the ASA Governmental Fellows Program will favorably affect the prospect’s work/engagement.
  • While candidates might originate from multidisciplinary backgrounds, choice will be provided to candidates with verifiable academic and/or activist contributions to advancement efforts in Africa.
  • Qualified females candidates are motivated to use.


ASA members need to send their elections utilizing the ASA Governmental Fellows Program online election kind.

Click on this link to choose

To learn more, see ASA Governmental Fellowship

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