Oxford Scholarships in African Studies Major 2010-2011

The scholarships are contains of ORISHA Studentship and Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship.


The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for research in the Humanities in Africa from persons who will be registered as graduate students of the University from October 2010. Students may be registered in any of the following disciplines: African Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies, History, Human Geography, Literature, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies. Proposals must include a major focus on Africa.

Applicants for the scholarship may be new candidates for admission to the University, or already registered as graduate students. The University of Oxford academic admissions procedure is separate from that for this scholarship. For further details see the University website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/index.html. Those applying to the University for the first time should ensure that their application for entry is made before the deadline for this scholarship. The scholarship can only be awarded to a student who has been accepted for study at the University.

The scholarship alternates between St Cross and St Antony’s College. New and continuing students should name St Cross College as their college of first choice on their University and scholarship application form.

The scholarship is variable in the amount awarded. Generally, it will cover college and university fees and a maintenance allowance. Students from African countries are strongly encouraged to apply. The award is available for three-year doctoral degrees. Renewal for two and three year periods is subject to satisfactory progress. Overseas students are encouraged to apply for supplementary funds such as the Clarendon Fund, or other sources both in their home countries and in Oxford. (For further details of other awards, see the University website.)

Application forms are available from: http://www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk or from the African Studies Administrator, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND or by e mail: African.Studies@africa.ox.ac.uk. Applications and references should be sent to the administrator by 12 March 2010. E mail applications are accepted. For further enquiries candidates should contact African.studies@africa.ox.ac.uk. Please note that short listed candidates will be asked to submit written work of approximately 5,000 words by the end of March 2010 (please do not send this with your initial application).

For further detail please visit: ORISHA African Humanities Research Fund.

Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship

As part of the development of African and Interdisciplinary Studies, St Anne’s College is offering the Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship in conjunction with the African Studies Centre. The Scholarship will cover the full university and college fees and a maintenance allowance for a suitably qualified student applying for the MSc African Studies.

In order to be considered for the Scholarship you must indicate in the funding section of your admissions application that you intend to apply for Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship and you must name St. Anne’s your first college choice. Your application for admission to the course must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions office by the closing date of the 2nd application deadline (22nd January 2010) if you wish to be considered for the Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship. Incomplete applications received by this deadline will not be considered for this award.

Further information is available from the African Studies Administrator, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND, or by email to msc.enquiries@africa.ox.ac.uk.

Information detail about Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship, go to: Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship Guide

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