Africa Thesis Award

Africa Thesis Award

The Africa Thesis Award: Are you interested in Africa and have you written your Masters thesis on an African-related subject?

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The African Studies Centre (ASC), the Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) are offering you the chance to win €4000 in The Africa Thesis Award.

The award aims to encourage student research and writing on Africa and to promote the study of African cultures and societies.

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It is presented annually to a student whose Masters thesis has been completed on the basis of research conducted on Africa.

The award consists of a prize of €1000 for the winning thesis and an additional €3000 for the writing of a PhD proposal or for fieldwork to update the original data for a wider audience.

The winning thesis will be published in the ASC Research Report Series and a summary of the work will be proposed to a CODESRIA journal.

Award Application Eligibility Criteria:

Any final-year student who has completed his/her Masters thesis with distinction at a university in Africa or the Netherlands can apply.

The thesis has to be based on independent empirical research related to Africa.

Contact; The secretary of the ASC-NiZA Awards, AfricanStudies Centre (ASC), P.O. Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)71 527 3376. Fax: +31(0) 71 527 3344. E-mail: petitg [at]

Deadline: 15 June.

For more scholarship information and application: The Africa Thesis Award Website