African Studies International Collaborator Travel Awards


The purpose of this award is to enable members of our campus community to deepen connections with scholars from Africa by bringing collaborators to UW-Madison for short-term visits.


UW-Madison faculty, academic staff, and staff scientists may apply to host a scholar. The host or visiting scholar should present on the collaboration in an Africa at Noon seminar during the visit.


Awards will be a maximum of $5000 and are intended to support travel expenses and honoraria for visiting scholars. The host scholar is responsible for arranging the visitor’s itinerary and securing local housing, if applicable.


Applications are currently closed


Visiting scholars must secure their visas before flights will be booked. International flights must be booked at least 60 days prior to travel.


Please upload the following as a single PDF

  • The CVs of both the host and visiting scholar
  • A proposed itinerary and budget, noting any other financial support available to support the visit. The itinerary must include proposed dates of visit.
  • A 1-2 page description of the scholarly collaborative venture. Indicate why a visit to Madison is essential to advance the proposed work. Please articulate how the collaboration relates to the research interests of both the host and visiting scholar, and include a statement about the expected outcomes associated with the visit. List the names and affiliations of other co-hosts and be sure to note any proposed events, lectures, or trainings the scholar will lead or participate in while on campus. In addition to the scholarly endeavor, note any educational value for undergraduate or graduate students that will be advanced by this visit.