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New York University (NYU) Africa House Fellowship Programs for African Academics, USA 2024

Application is now open for the Africa House Fellowship Programs for African Academics at New York University. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About New York University and Scholarship

New York University (NYU), founded in 1832 and chartered in 1831, stands as a prominent private research university situated in the heart of New York City. Initially established as a non-denominational all-male institution, NYU’s foundation was led by Albert Gallatin and a group of New Yorkers. The university’s early curriculum focused on providing a secular education, emphasizing a broad approach to learning.

In 1833, NYU moved to its current main campus in Greenwich Village, surrounding Washington Square Park. Over the years, the university has expanded its footprint, incorporating an engineering school in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center and establishing graduate schools throughout Manhattan. NYU has grown to become the largest private university in the United States by enrollment, boasting a student body of 51,848 in 2019, including 26,733 undergraduate students and 25,115 graduate students.


Globally recognized for its academic prowess, NYU consistently ranks among the top institutions in various university rankings. The university holds the 23rd position in the Center for World University Rankings, the 25th spot in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the 26th place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the 35th position in the QS World University Rankings. Furthermore, NYU is esteemed as the 26th university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings Reputation Rankings.

NYU’s graduate schools are highly regarded, with U.S. News & World Report recognizing the university’s strengths in multiple disciplines. Notably, NYU ranks 6th for law, 10th for public policy, 9th for mathematics (1st for applied mathematics), 8th for occupational therapy under the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, 10th for business, 11th for economics, 12th for political science, 4th for medical school research, 10th for education, 19th for nursing doctorate, 38th for physical therapy, 30th for computer science, 36th for psychology, and 38th for engineering.

The university’s commitment to global engagement and research is exemplified through programs such as the NYU Africa House Fellowship. This fellowship, now open for applications, offers research grants to current undergraduate and graduate students seeking funding support for short-term fellowship opportunities.

Two (2) students will receive this $1,500 fellowship to help with research expenses related to finding novel ideas that might improve the lives of people in developing nations. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing the following Africa House/CTED study fields will be supported with fellowships to help with the expense of their research projects in the spring, summer, or fall of 2024:

  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Local Governance, Cultural Norms, and Development of Property Rights
  • Economic and Political Theory
  • Economic Development and Technology
  • Food and Agricultural Markets

Details about Africa House Fellowship Programs for African Academics at New York University:

Scholarship Sponsor: New York University, USA

Scholarship Value: $1,500

Number of awards: 2

Study level: Fellowship

Host Institution(s): New York University, USA

Eligibility Criteria for Africa House Fellowship Programs for African Academics

Candidates must be enrolled in a New York University undergraduate or graduate program with an anticipated May 2025 graduation date.


  • Describe your intended involvement in Africa House/CTED’s intellectual life in the Africa House Fellowship Application Form.
  • Write one (1) research paper, either alone or in collaboration, summarizing the results of your study, to be sent to Africa House/CTED in the spring of 2025.
  • Deliver study findings in the spring of 2025 at Africa House.

Required Documents for Application

  1. Research proposal with a focus on Africa, 2-3 pages. The proposal may consist of a research plan or a current project that will be expanded upon with the support of the fellowship. The proposal should not be developed for subject-matter experts, but rather for knowledgeable readers. The research topic, thesis or hypothesis, methodology/design, importance, and funding justification should all be included in proposals.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (referees should email letters directly to africa.house@nyu.edu)
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form (upload the above-mentioned items in the Google form)

Application Process for Africa House Fellowship Programs for African Academics

Questions/Application Submission: Please email africa.house@nyu.edu. You can visit the NYU website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: March 1, 2024

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