Know of a funding opportunity to support research on applied linguistics, language education or literacy in Africa? Please tell us: Click here.
Fellowships: West African women for UNESCO-IHE online water courses – Apply by February 10
The Roth Family Foundation offers 10 fellowships for online water courses to West-African women in subjects related to Environmental Science, Municipal Water and Infrastructure, Water Management or Water Science and Engineering.
You can apply for a Roth Family Foundation fellowship if you fit the following criteria:
- You are a female;
- You are a national of and living in one of the following West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone or Togo;
- You will send an elaborate motivation letter by email;
- You are willing to fill out a short survey if awarded a fellowship.
For more information, click here.
Endangered Language Fund
The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.
Eligible expenses include consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc. Overhead is not allowed. Grants are normally for a one year period, though extensions may be applied for. We expect grants in this round to be less than $4,000 in size, and to average about $2,000.
Applications must be received by April 22nd, 2013. Decisions will be delivered by the end of May, 2013. Click here for more info.
AusAID Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) 2012 Funding Round
- Disability-inclusive Development
- Mining for Development
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
The 2012 Funding Round consists of a one step process. Applicants are requested to submit an application that will total approximately 10 pages. To see the application steps and requirements, and assessment criteria, please open the guidelines document here and theme document here, and visit http://www.ausaid.gov.
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program 2011-12 for Tanzanians, Africa
The International Fellowships Program (IFP) is a program based in New York, and supported by the Ford Foundation. It is administered in Tanzania as IFP-Tanzania in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). IFP-Tanzania is hereby announcing the fellowships for advanced study, of up to three years of study to exceptional individuals with potential qualities and who will use their education to further development in their own communities and the nation, ultimately bringing about greater social and economic justice in the country and also worldwide. IFP fellowships will be awarded to applicants from diverse backgrounds, more specifically, to those from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education. These fellowships are tenable where ever the IFP programme has Strategic Partnership Universities (SUPs). Further information can be found at: http://ifptanzania.esrftz.org/
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for both for graduate students and undergraduate students. FLAS provides a stipend of $2500 and covers tuition costs is also allowed depending on availability of funds. A FLAS award can be used to attend the Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI). SCALI 2011 was hosted by the University of Florida on behalf of the 12 Title VI National Resource Centers for Africa and the Association of African Studies Programs. SCALI is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. SCALI offers performance-based instruction in a variety of African languages by expert, native-speaking instructors of those languages. Classes meet four hours per weekday over eight weeks. Students earn course credit equivalent to one academic year of instruction. The institute exposes learners to the culture and traditions of the languages both inside and outside the classroom. Extracurricular activities enhance language learning. SCALI also provides a unique opportunity to meet persons interested in Africa from across the United States. For More Information about the 2012 program, contact:
SCALI is a cooperative effort of the Association of African Studies and the following Title VI National Resource Centers for Africa, funded by the U.S. Department of Education:
African Studies Center, Boston University
Committee on African Studies, Harvard University
African Studies Program, Indiana University
African Studies Center, Michigan State University
African Studies Program, Ohio University
Center for African Studies, University of California – Berkeley
Center for African Studies, University of Florida
Kansas African Studies Center, University of Kansas
African Studies Center, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Council on African Studies, Yale University
Summer FLAS awards are available from the above institutions. Please check with individual institutions for specific deadlines and application procedures.
Language Rights Fellowship
Supporting advocacy initiatives that strengthen intra-national and international multilingualism in Southern Africa, with the overall objective of supporting indigenous languages serving the needs of their speakers in all spheres of life…
Call for Letters of Inquiry – African Technology and Transparency Initiative
Deadline: at least 8 weeks prior to the month that you require funding in
Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
An organization interested in applying for a grant needs first to send a brief letter of inquiry (LOI). Please note that ATTI does not accept unsolicited grant proposals and organizations that submit unsolicited proposals will receive notification directing them to first submit a letter of inquiry. Download a Letter of Inquiry (Word Doc)
Organizations that best match ATTI’s grant making guidelines and funding criteria will be invited to submit a full proposal. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. The letter of inquiry shall be reviewed, and within 30 days, ATTI will provide its response (either declining or requesting a full proposal).
Step 2: Full proposal
A complete proposal consists of the grant application form, a project proposal narrative and a budget.
ATTI supports projects that use technology as an essential component for providing people with access to credible information about government actions and influence in Africa. Support can be for organizations that are seeking funding for the development of technology platforms used in promoting transparency and accountability or for organizations that are using technology platforms for disseminating information for the promotion of transparency and accountability. An organization interested in applying for a grant needs first to send a brief letter of inquiry (LOI).
African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Small Grants Programme (SGP)
Supporting small, community/rural-based grassroots women’s groups in Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. The SGP also supports emerging or emergency issues.
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce a new fellowship to support doctoral students at African universities. The African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) seeks to facilitate more rigorous engagement of doctoral students in research, strengthen their research skills, and provide the fellows an opportunity for timely completion of their doctoral training. The fellowship targets doctoral students with strong commitment to a career in training and/or research. This first call focuses on students whose theses address issues relating to heath systems strengthening in Africa
Appel à propositions pour son Fonds d’innovations en matière d’apprentissage des jeunes enfants
TrustAfrica a le plaisir de lancer un appel à propositions pour son Fonds d’innovations en matière d’apprentissage des jeunes enfants. La date limite de soumission de propositions est fixée au 1er Juin 2012, et les pays concernés sont le Kenya, le Mali, l’Ouganda et le Sénégal. Veuillez attentivement prendre connaissance des instructions, et partager l’appel à propositions au niveau de vos réseaux. Contactez firstname.lastname@example.org pour demander les documents pour répondre à l’appel.