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Ufahamu Africa Non-Resident Fellowship

Ufahamu Africa Non-Resident Fellowship 2021 ($3,500 USD stipend)

Country: Africa
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Call for Ufahamu Africa Non-Resident Fellowship 2021. Ufahamu Africa invites researchers, journalists, practitioners, and podcasters interested in contributing to content creation and dissemination of cutting-edge analysis and important narratives about life and politics on the continent to apply for a ten-month non-resident fellowship.

The fellowship will run between September 2021 and May 2022. Selected fellows will have the opportunity to guest host podcast episodes, identify future guests and themes, create partnerships with other content producers and disseminators, and build their research and partnership networks.

About the Fellowship

The Ufahamu Africa non-resident fellows will be engaged remotely for ten months to produce the equivalent of five single- or dual-language podcast episodes. Fellows will also be asked to join the editorial team to shape season 6 content, dissemination ideas, mashup partnerships, and other podcast production decisions.

Ufahamu Africa will invite the non-resident fellows to present their own work at our respective host universities—Cornell University and the University of California, Riverside—whether in person or virtually. This will further facilitate meeting and collaborating with faculty and students in multiple academic departments and participating in broader research-public engagement-media projects.

Benefits and Funding

Fellows will receive a stipend to support their internet data costs and their time spent on the fellowship of $3,500 USD. Ufahamu Africa non-resident fellows will be considered members of the production team and will be invited to attend relevant conferences (African Studies Association, Working Group on African Political Economy, others) as possible with current travel restrictions. Through these networks, fellows will have access to annual research grant competitions, online and in-person convenings, training workshops, and more.


Applicants must:

  • Have experience with research and/or media dissemination to the general public.
  • Demonstrate commitment to open-access knowledge dissemination.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and experience with engaging the general public, policy-makers, researchers on topics related to life and politics on the continent.
  • Similarly, demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of African research institutions/universities/ media centers and journalists.
  • Submit a clear and innovative research proposal.
  • Furthermore, be computer literate, fluent in English, and a strong public speaker.

However, African nationals, scholars, journalists, or content creators based in Africa and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Team proposals are welcome. Familiarity with the Ufahamu Africa podcast or podcasting, in general, is preferred. A total of four fellows (or teams) will be accepted in this RFA, for a fellowship starting September 2021.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 August,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerUfahamu Africa



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