Africa No Filter Research Fellowship(ANF) for Emerging Scholars 2021 (Funded)

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Applications are welcome to the Africa No Filter (ANF) Research Fellowship program for emerging scholars.

ANF is a donor collaborative, funded by several Foundations. These foundations support the development of nuanced stories that shift existing, stereotypical narratives about Africa through research, grant-making, and advocacy.

Narratives about Africa are characterized by persistently negative stories and stereotypes that focus more on challenges and less on progress. As a result, how Africans view themselves and how we are viewed by others is informed by stereotypical and outdated views.

The ANF Emerging Scholars Fellowship program aims to address this shortage of research about Africa by African scholars by investigating and unpacking narratives about Africa.

ANF’sgoal over time is to leave an empowered narrative change ecosystem and an informed community of storytellers who work more deliberately to change harmful narratives about Africa.

Duration: 6 months
  • A writing workshop with leading academics.
  • An initiation workshop, which will include comprehensive feedback from leading academics on fellows proposal, including advice on literature reviews and methodology.
  • Guided monthly meetings with other Fellows to share and peer review their work with one of the Advisory Committee members.
  • As applicable, shared resources for literature review.
  • Comprehensive feedback from leading academics on the draft reports and on the preparation of a journal article following the publication of the report.
  • Fellows growing their academic and media profile, through various dissemination activities.

The ANF fellowship is open to scholars:

  • From African countries or from the diaspora who are currently undertaking a Ph.D. or a Post-doc,
  • Who has been in junior academic posts for less than 3 years,
  • based at a recognized academic institute,
  • Who has experience in line with the research program and/or content analysis skills,
  • based at a recognized academic institute,
  • In media/ communication/ journalism studies, filmmaking, photography, literature, visual arts, music, and scholars of development communication.
Application Process

Fill in the form below and provide the following documents:

  • A 2-3 page CV with two contactable academic references, outlining academic qualifications and relevant research experience, as well as any applicable professional background.
  • The proposal
  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the project and highlighting your key strengths.
  • A list of publications and other outputs.
  • Proof of registration/employment at a recognized academic institution.
  • Proof of African nationality (e.g. certified copy of birth certificate/passport/identity document).

To download the application form, click here

Application Deadline: November 13, 2020

For more information visit the official site.