Carnegie Saharan Crossroads Fellowship Program

American Institute for Maghrib Studies

Saharan Crossroads seeks to counter the conceptual divide separating North and sub-Saharan Africa and the tendency to view the Sahara Desert as an impenetrable barrier dividing the continent into the northern "white" and sub-Saharan "black" Africa. Countries to the north often find themselves placed in Mediterranean, Islamic, and Middle Eastern studies with little consideration of cultural, historical, or artistic contact with sub-Saharan countries, which are often considered more authentically "African." Despite trans-Saharan cultural contact spanning centuries, this inaccurate perception of Africa as two distinct zones separated by an empty wasteland of desert continues to influence the way people think about this region and the continent as a whole. US, North African and West African Scholars interested in conducting research in any part of North or West Africa concerning Saharan Crossroads are encouraged to apply for short-term fellowships (up to three months) for awards up to 3,000 USD. US scholars flying from the United States will receive an additional travel stipend. The Saharan Crossroads Fellowship Program is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The competition is open to students, senior or independent scholars holding at least a Master's Degree. Research must be completed before December 31, 2016.

Deadline(s):Currently not accepting applications [check back summer 2017]
Currently not accepting applications

Funding Type(s): Research, Travel

Eligibility: Individual (Postdoctoral)

Area(s): Africa, Middle East

Keyword(s): Identity and Culture, Migrations, Refugees & Borderlands
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