IAHR African Trust Fund Research & Publication Grant in Africa, 2014

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.. 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.. This grant is for pursuing research program in Africa.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· 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.
Benefits of the scholarship: 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.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Six grants will be awarded.

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