The African Studies Center is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Lester P. Monts Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research on Africa. The competition is an annual prize which awards the student $1,000. This is a self-nominating competition, and students may submit either a completed paper, film, or other polished presentation of original research. The format is up to the student. However, the committee will not accept complete dissertations. This competition is open to graduate students at any level and in any program. To apply and for program info, visit:

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.