2016 Summer Grant Projects

The Center for African Studies offers grants to Undergraduate and Graduate students across Harvard’s colleges for Africa-related research. Grant awards are limited, and intended to cover otherwise unfunded costs of round-trip travel and modest accommodations. Following competitive review of the applications received, the following students have received grant awards from the Center to support their research during the 2016 Summer Break:

PROJECT: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young Women in Guinea. By Yvette Efevbera, a student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

PROJECT: The Effect of Family Planning on Fertility, Health, and Economic Well-Being: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Urban Malawi. By Mahesh Karra, a student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

PROJECT: Who Speaks for the Sacred?: the State, Blasphemy, and Security in Post-Arab Spring Tunisia? By Laura Thompson, a student at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

PROJECT: The Politics of Religious Sound in Ghanaian Metropolis. By Mariam Goshadze, a student at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

PROJECT: Cardiovascular Modernity: Improvised Cardiac Care in Modernizing West African States, 1960 to Recent Times. By Frank K. Blibo, a student at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

PROJECT: Rethinking Islamic Intellectual “Decline” Manuscript Research in Morocco. By Caitlyn M. Olson, a student at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

PROJECT: Facilitating private sector investment into the Rwandan health sector. By Nanako Yano a joint studies student at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.