Scholarship Updates For African Students And Researchers

Rachel Strohm
Written by Rachel Strohm

I’ve just updated my lists of scholarships for African students, and research funding for African academics

I maintain three lists of scholarships and grants for African academics: one for MA and Ph.D. study in Anglophone countries, one for Francophone countries, and one for post-doctoral and research funding.  If you know of other scholarship resources I should add here, please let me know! The master list can be found here.

Anglophone countries

(Updated 12 February 2019.  New entries are marked with an asterisk.)

I’ve come across several great scholarship opportunities for African students who’d like to study or attend workshops abroad recently, and wanted to highlight them here.  They’re listed by country or region, and by university.

I include the link to the version of the scholarship offered when I found it, so some of the links may now be out of date.  I don’t have time to update all the links every year, so if you find an outdated link, just Google the current information on the scholarship.

I’ll note here that I get a lot of requests from people asking me to help them get a scholarship.  I’m not affiliated with any of the universities or scholarship providers listed here.  I can’t provide individualized recommendations for scholarships.  I can review a limited number of social science scholarship applications as my schedule permits.

Si vous êtes un étudiant francophone, veuillez regarder la liste des bourses ici.

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Europe

UK

US

Other Resources

Francophone countries

Updated Dec. 9, 2018.  New entries are marked with an asterisk .

Josaphat Musamba reminded me recently that the links in my post about scholarships for African students only concerned English-speaking countries. So here’s what I found as scholarships for francophone students.

Africa

Canada

Europe

  • The Eiffel Excellence Scholarships support foreign students in France at the master’s and PhD levels
  • Sciences Po offers scholarships to African students for 1st and 2nd cycle
  • The Catholic University of Louvain offers doctoral scholarships to students from a developing country
  • The Interuniversity Council of the French Community in Belgium offers scholarships to students from Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Uganda, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Student Network has a list of scholarships for foreign students who want to study in Belgium

Other Resources

Research and travel funding for African academics

(Updated Feb. 12 2019.  New entries are marked with an asterisk.)

As a complement to my list of scholarships for African students doing MAs and Ph.D.s, here are all the research and travel grants that I could find for African professors.  If you come across any others, please send them my way!  They’re listed by funding type and by country or region.

I include the link to the current version of the fellowship or grant offered when I found it, so some of the links may now be out of date.  I don’t have time to update all the links every year, so if you find an outdated link, just Google the current information on the program.

I’ll note here that I get a lot of requests from people asking me to help them get a scholarship.  I’m not affiliated with any of the universities or scholarship providers listed here.  I can’t provide individualized recommendations for scholarships.  I can review a limited number of social science scholarship applications as my schedule permits.

African Post-Docs

European Post-Docs

Other Post-Docs

Research Funding

Travel, Conference, and Visiting Scholar Funding

Training

Check out some of the newly added opportunities below.

I’ll note here that I get a lot of requests from people asking me to help them get a scholarship.  I’m not affiliated with any of the universities or scholarship providers listed here.  I can’t provide individualized recommendations for scholarships.  I can review a limited number of social science scholarship applications as my schedule permits.

Great resources for scholarships

The following sites are also great resources for scholarships.  New entries are marked with an asterisk.

This article was originally published on RachelStrohm.com. It is reposted here with permission of the author, Rachel Strohm.


About Rachel Strohm

I’m a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Berkeley. My research focuses on elite cohesion and statebuilding in Indonesia, Uganda, and the DR Congo. I’m interested in thinking rigorously about how to learn from cross-regional comparisons, and how we can generalize about complex findings in the social sciences. I’m also co-founder and chair of the board at the Mawazo Institute, which helps East African women launch careers as scholars and policy experts. I’m passionate about amplifying the voices of African researchers and using research to improve public policy. I’ve previously worked as a research manager for Innovations for Poverty Action in the US and Ghana, and consulted on microfinance and social enterprise in the DRC and Rwanda. I have an MA in international relations from SAIS, and a BA in geography and French from Dartmouth. My CV is available here. I’m originally from Chicago, and currently based in Kenya. My pronouns are she/her. @rachelstrohm