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Michigan State University (MSU) 2022 Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship

The African Studies Center is pleased to announce the Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship! A fellowship of up to $2,000 to support international African students travel to Africa for research. The award honors former Nigerian President Nnamdi Azikiwe, a scholar and politician, who led Nigeria as its first civilian president and who invited MSU faculty to join him and other Nigerians to build a land-grant model university in Eastern Nigeria. This became the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, had a distinguished educational history, and was the beginnings of the MSU African Studies faculty, now approximately 100 scholars spanning many colleges and departments.

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MSU Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of MSU Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship

One or more fellowships of up to $ 2,000 will be awarded for travel and/or fieldwork expenses in Africa. Funds are meant to defray costs, students are expected to find additional funds if costs are to exceed granted amount.


Requirements for MSU Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship Qualification

  • Only African undergraduate or graduate students conducting research in Africa are eligible for this fellowship.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an MSU degree-granting program, and awardees must return to MSU as registered students in the semester following the award. 
  • Priority will be given to students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need. 
  • Applicants must successfully complete any MSU requirements related to doing research abroad (IRB training for instance) 
  • Fellowship recipients must write and submit a report (3 to 5 pages) to the African Studies Center within one month of their return from Africa. 

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Documents Required for Application

  • Curriculum vitae or Resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation speaking to the value of your project and the quality of your work
  • Transcript


Application Deadline

September 30, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Michigan State University on africa.isp.msu.edu to apply

For more details,visit MSU website



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