Young African Scholars Program
Young African Scholars Program

Every two years the foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program. Ten scholars whose proposed projects are judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the foundation’s interest in violence and aggression are selected to take part.

The program includes a methods workshop, fieldwork research grants of $2,000 USD each, editorial and publication assistance, and sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings.


Application Guidelines

Applicants must be aged 40 or younger, currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an African higher education institution, and living on the continent.

Applications should be no more than ten pages in length and include the following:

  • Research question
  • Short literature review
  • Description of research methods to be used
  • Reference letter from official academic advisor
  • Two-page C.V.
  • Copy of passport or government-issued ID card

The online application will be available beginning August 1st, 2018. The deadline for submission of all application materials has been extended to 11:59 EST on October 15th, 2018.

Eligible applicants may apply here.

For further information, please contact the foundation at info@hfg.org.

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