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Faculty and Partners

  1. Opportunities and Grants

African Studies Center (ASC) aims to deepen and expand scholarly and educational partnerships between the University of Michigan (U-M) and African institutions; foster interdisciplinary research to find imaginative solutions to contemporary social, cultural, medical, technological and environmental problems; connect faculty and students from all colleges and units on campus working in/on Africa; and enhance the study of Africa past and present within the U-M curriculum.   

ASC’s faculty support this mission through their commitment to serve the students, mentor visiting scholars from Africa, and engage in their own research and scholarship.

In turn, administrative and financial resources are available to ASC-affiliated faculty to support new and/or existing Africa-focused courses, faculty research in Africa, and engagement with African institutions, through the awarding of substantial funds for public events/symposia organize on campus and abroad, travel to conferences, as well as for research conducted in Africa and collaborative seed grants in support of innovative projects.

In addition to financial awards, the ASC provides support to its faculty and partners by facilitating the engagement between the university and African institutions through ASC’s four initiatives: