Grants, Fellowships and Awards

For Undergraduate Students:

African Studies Undergraduate Internship Awards provide a $750 stipend from the African Studies Program in addition to a $500 stipend from the International Internship Program (IIP) for undergraduate students who apply and are accepted for internships at one of four IIP approved organizations in Africa. Deadline: coming soon! Learn more>

For Graduate Students:

African Studies Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Awards ($3,000) support UW-Madison graduate students working on a master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation pertaining to Africa. Students may propose library or field research (preliminary or otherwise) related to their thesis or dissertation during summer 2018. Deadline: Feb. 18, 2019. Learn more>

IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Awards ($3,000)support UW-Madison graduate students planning to conduct 6-8 weeks of summer fieldwork outside of the United States. Any continuing graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may apply for these awards. Deadline: February 18, 2019.  Learn more>

The Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship Program (min. $3000) offers International Pre-Dissertation Fellowships to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students and the SKJ International Internship Fellowships to support graduate students (working towards a doctorate) interested in undertaking practitioner internships. Deadline: February 18, 2019. Learn more>

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education. It provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Learn more>

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which will award a total of $10,000 twice annually, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study. Deadline: March 25, 2019. Learn More>

ASA 2019 Graduate Student Paper Prize will be awarded at the Annual Meeting for an essay presented at the previous year’s Annual Meeting. Deadline: March 15, 2019. Learn More>

The African Studies Jordan Prize is awarded annually to a UW-Madison graduate student for the year’s best paper on Africa. To be considered for the prize, a paper must be nominated and submitted to the African Studies Program by a UW-Madison faculty member. Deadline: June 1, 2019. Learn more>


For Faculty and Staff:

*NEW* The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators, and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars. There will be many awards available to UW-Madison scholars through the 2020-2021 competition. Learn more >>