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Fellowships

The Center for African Studies, in collaboration with other departments, offers a number of research and language fellowships to Stanford students of different levels and disciplines. Each fellowship has different qualifications, amounts offered and deadlines. To find out which opportunity is best for you, read each description and click on the link for more specific information.

To hear directly from students about their fellowship and internship experiences, read our Student Stories.

Other departments offer Stanford students summer internship and fellowship opportunities on the African continent. Visit their websites for more information:

Would you like to learn more about social, economic and political issues in Africa and how to help alleviate them? Do you have a specific organization in Africa you would like to volunteer with? The African Service Fellowship offers up to $5,500 to support travel and living expenses during the summer for students working with a specific organization in Africa.

Are you an undergraduate who will also be studying in the BOSP Cape Town program (Winter and/or Spring Quarters)? The Cape Town Fellowship program awards up to $4,500 for students to continue research or service and make substantial contributions to their partner organizations and communities with which they work.

Are you a doctoral student, graduate student in Stanford's Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Earth Sciences and Medicine or an undergraduate pursuing honors? The Center for African Studies African Research or Language fellowship offers up to $5,000 for expenses related to summer research in Africa, or for an intensive summer language study course in Africa or the at an accredited institute in the U.S.

Are you an H&S doctoral student engaged in research on sub-Saharan Africa? The Susan Ford Dorsey Fellowship provides financial support for Ph.D. candidates to undertake field research in Africa in support of their dissertation projects.