African Humanities Program

Since 2008, the African Humanities Program (AHP) has worked to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP has offered African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program has supported the Carnegie Corporation’s mission to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.

During 10 annual fellowship competitions (2008-2018), more than 400 scholars early in their careers received research support.  ACLS has created a network of over 100 senior scholars at African universities, who served as peer reviewers and advisers. 

In 2019 Carnegie Corporation announced a Centennial Grant to AHP for an extension of AHP activities.  This grant will support two additional fellowship competitions (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) for postdoctoral fellowships only.

The deadline for this program has passed. The description on this page is for information purposes only. Awardees in the 2020-21 competition will be announced in the spring.