African Studies Program

 

Dear Applicant:

 

Thank you for your interest in applying for an African Studies’ Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship.

The purpose of the African Studies’ Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund is to support University of Washington undergraduate and graduate student research in Africa, students from universities in Africa who attend UW as part of various exchange programs, and UW students from African countries.  Each year we grant multiple fellowships for amounts up to $750.

 

Applicants must submit their materials electronically on catalyst by Friday, April 11, 2014, 5pm.  (Your letter of reference must be e-mailed to africa1@uw.edu directly from the person recommending you; a hard copy of the letter of reference is not required)

 

  1. UW students conducting research in Africa

 

For University of Washington students, the fellowship can be used to support research in Africa, including travel and related expenses, living expenses, research materials and other research-related expenses. For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington.  Research project funds must be used by the end of the UW academic calendar year (June 12, 2015).  

Application materials should include

1)      Candidate information (download here), resume or C.V. and a statement of purpose (these three documents should be combined as one .pdf document)

2)      A statement of purpose of not more than three single-spaced pages in which you explain:

a.       The nature  and purpose of the research project you are proposing

b.      The relevance of the project for the field of African studies

c.       The institutional support you have for the project

d.      Your qualifications for the project, including the project’s significance to your academic career goals and past experience that prepares you for this project

e.      Timeline for travel and completion of project

3)      An ‘unofficial’ UW transcript

4)      Two letters of reference, one from an academic advisor who will support you in supervising the project. (Your letter of reference must be e-mailed to africa1@uw.edu directly from the person recommending you; a hard copy of the letter of reference is not required)

 

B.      Students from African universities on exchange.

Eligible students must be currently enrolled at an undergraduate, graduate or professional college or university in Africa and be in residence at the University of Washington.  Funds may be used for any expenses related to attending the University of Washington and must be used by December 31, 2014.  Application materials should include:

1)      Candidate information (download here), resume or C.V. and a statement of purpose (these three documents should be combined as one .pdf document)

2)      A statement of purpose of not more than two single-spaced pages in which you explain:

a)      The course of study in which you are engaged at your home university

b)      Your plan of study or exchange for your time at the University of Washington.

3)      Copies of documentation of student status at your home university.

4)      A letter of reference from an academic advisor or professor at the University of Washington who can comment on your plan. (Your letter of reference may be e-mailed to africa1@uw.edu directly from the person recommending you; a hard copy of the letter of reference is not required)

 

  1. Enrolled UW students from an African country.

Eligible students must be currently enrolled at the University of Washington and be in residence at the University of Washington.  Funds may be used for any expenses related to attending the University of Washington and must be used by December 31, 2014.  Application materials should include:

1)      Candidate information (download here), resume or C.V. and a statement of purpose (these three documents should be combined as one .pdf document)

2)      A statement of purpose of not more than two single-spaced pages in which you explain:

a)      As an African student enrolled at UW, how would you use this fellowship to conduct your own research about Africa or to promote African Studies at the University of Washington?

3)      An ‘unofficial’ UW transcript

4)      A letter of reference from an academic advisor or professor at the University of Washington who can comment on your plan. (Your letter of reference may be e-mailed to africa1@uw.edu directly from the person recommending you; a hard copy of the letter of reference is not required)

 

 

 

All fellowship recipients must meet all fellowship deadlines and must submit a brief written report to the African Studies Program explaining how funds were used by the end of the UW academic calendar year (June 12, 2015).

 

 

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African Studies Program
University of Washington
419 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Ben Gardner / Chair
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell
gardnerb@uw.edu

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax
africa1@u.washington.edu

Harry Murphy
ASP Librarian
maurice@uw.edu