The African Studies Center accepts applications from University of Michigan faculty seeking funds to pursue African studies related research.
Subject to availability of funding, awards will be made to faculty who will present Africa-focused papers or serve as chairs or discussants for Africa-focused sessions at regional, national, or international conferences. These awards are intended to supplement other University of Michigan conference participation grants.
Award amount: Up to $500 for domestic and $1,000 for international travel to support Africa-focused conference participation.
Deadline: Applicants must submit an application form and supporting documents noted on the form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted in advance of the conference.
ASC seeks applications from University of Michigan faculty for a limited number of grants toward research projects in Africa.
Award amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: March 13 (extended deadline for 2013)
- ASC funding application
- Statement of Purpose (two pages maximum, single-spaced, 12-pt. font)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Support/Invitation. Research applicants collaborating with local faculty, governments, or institutions must include a letter or email confirming the collaboration and support of the proposal (e.g., a letter from a faculty member at an African university supporting the applicant’s plans or offering research oversight, a letter from an archive granting access, etc.).
A written project report will be required at the conclusion of the grant.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Michigan Travel Policy
Faculty who lead students on trips abroad or who are engaged in research or other work connected with academic, professional, or University-related business should review U-M ‘s Travel Policy.
Effective 9/1/11, all faculty and staff traveling on University-related business are automatically covered by a blanket Travel Abroad Health Insurance policy at no cost for up to 180 days. This coverage automatically applies to accompanying spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.
For information about the plan's benefits and extended coverage beyond 180 days, see Travel Abroad Health Insurance. To qualify, faculty should register their travel in the U-M Travel Registry and sign-in on the Travel Abroad Health Insurance (HTH Worldwide) website, accessible through the Travel Registry.
For information about immunizations and other travel-related health matters, see Travel Health Services.