African Studies Center (ASC)
The II, ASC, and Rackham Graduate School have awarded grants and fellowships to 130 students
Derek Peterson, ASC's African Heritage Initiative coordinator and professor of history and African studies, is one of the recipients of the 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship award.
The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.
Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine. administers four initiatives funded by the Office of the President: African Heritage (AHI), African Social Research (ASRI), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-Africa, and U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program.