Call for Proposals for 2016- 2017 Cycle & Proposal-Discussion Workshop

The Faculty of Social Sciences Education, University of Education Winneba, in conjunction with the African Humanities Program, are organizing a one-day sensitization and proposal discussion workshop on fellowships and related activities of the African Humanities Program.

With extension of the African Humanities Program for two more years, 2016-17 and 2017-18 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the heart of the AHP will continue to be competition cycles for Dissertation/thesis-completion Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Fellowships that are supported with grants up to $20,000.

Each competition cycle will include:

  • Dissertation/thesis-completion fellowships
  • Postdoctoral fellowships for research and writing
  • Residencies for research and writing at African institutes for advanced study
    (Residencies will be available to current year Fellows as well as to Fellows from prior years.)
  • Manuscript development workshops for AHP Fellows
  • An open call to AHP Fellows for submission of manuscripts to the African Humanities Series

Aims of the Workshop:

The workshop aims to sensitize lecturers and doctoral students on the activities of AHP and also assist prospective fellows to shape their proposals for the 2016/2017 call for fellowships which closes on 2nd November 2016.

Participants are therefore encouraged to bring along their fellowship application proposals for any of the items in the Competition Cycle for review and professional assistance.

Date, Place & Resource Persons

Date:                           21st October 2016

Time                            9.00 am

Venue:                         North Campus, UEW, Graduate School Conference Room

Resource Persons:       Prof. Francis Nyamnjoh (University of Cape Town)

Dr Jemima Anderson (University of Ghana. Legon)

Professor Austin Emielu (Nigeria)

Professor Hakeem Danmole (Nigeria)

Who can participate?

Lecturers and advanced doctoral students who are undertaking qualitative research in the humanities and related fields, e.g.

            History; Archeology

Language and culture

            Literature studies


Studies of the fine and performing arts


Studies of religion, and Philosophy

Moral Education

* Proposals in Economics, Political Science, Geography, Education studies or related fields must have clear humanistic content and focus to be eligible

Whom to apply to for participation in the workshop:

Lecturers and advanced doctoral students interested in any of the items in the competition cycle above are encouraged to indicate their interest to Assoc. Prof. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Education) by email: or telephone through 0204629036.

Women are especially encouraged to apply for fellowship and AHP’s related activities

Application deadline for participation in the Workshop: Monday 17th October 2016

Additional information:

Detailed information on the fellowship competitions and associated activities is available on the AHP page of the ACLS website: