Carter and Annan Fellowships

Every other year the Program of African Studies awards Gwendolen M. Carter and Kofi Annan Fellowships to an outstanding African student admitted to Northwestern's Graduate School for disciplinary studies of Africa leading to the PhD.

Fellowship provisions: Each fellowship provides three years of support, including full tuition for three years of graduate study and a monthly stipend, and a teaching or research assistantship within your department for two additional years.

Application instructions: Fellowship applicants follow the admission procedures and application deadlines set by the Graduate School and their intended department of study. Fellows are then selected by the Committee on African Studies from among the candidates nominated by
department administrators.

Fellowship applicants are urged to pre-apply by sending the following to PAS:

  • a letter of intent identifying the department in which the applicant's study of Africa will be based;
  • a 750-word description of research aims and desired course of study;
  • a résumé summarizing academic and employment experience;
  • at least one writing sample;
  • mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail for three academic references.

The preapplication materials can be sent by regular mail to 620 Library Place, Evanston, Illinois 60208- 4100, U.S.A.; or by email to

Information about admission to the Graduate School and a link to the online application form can be found at

Please visit your intended program for specific application instructions and deadlines.