Student Funding

The Center for African Studies is deeply committed to being a valuable resource for Harvard’s students – across schools and disciplines – both on campus  and on the African Continent. Through research, language and experiential grants, CAS continues to expand opportunities for students to advance their research or to gain experience, in both formal and informal settings.

2016 - 2017 Deadlines

January Term (J-Term) Research GrantsOctober 11th, 2016     
Harvard Student Group GrantsRolling
Summer GrantsFebruary 14th, 2017 at 3pm
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (Academic Year)Incoming graduate student applications: December 31, 2016;
 

Continuing Harvard graduate student applications: March 1st, 2017

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (Summer)March 1st, 2017 at 3pm

funding opportunities for Harvard Students

January Term (J-Term) Research Grants

The Center for African Studies offers grants for graduate and undergraduate research to be conducted during the January term, between fall and spring semesters. 

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Academic Year Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Through funding from the Department of Education, the Center for African Studies finances the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program for academic year tuition and stipend support.

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SUMMER FOREIGN LANGUAGE & AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS

Through funding from the Department of Education, the Center for African Studies finances the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program for summer tuition and stipend support.

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Harvard Student Group Grants

The Center for African Studies is committed to supporting the activities of Harvard student organizations focused on Africa. The Center offers grants of up to $1,000 per semester for these student organizations to fund Africa-related activities.

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Summer Grants

The Center for African Studies offers funding to Harvard graduate and undergraduate students traveling to Africa for thesis research, internships, volunteer work or study abroad. Grants require a minimum stay of eight weeks in Africa.  

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