Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

IAS Opportunites

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 academic year. Opportunities are available for artists, college and university faculty, professionals, and independent scholars to teach and conduct research at educational institutions and research institutions throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Fulbright Scholars represent the diversity of the United States and build lasting relationships with students, collaborators, the wider research community, and/or institutions abroad that serve as the foundation for future collaborations.


Ninth Annual Symposium of the Consortium for Asian and African Studies (CAAS) MINORITIES BETWEEN GLOBALIZATION AND AREAL APPROACHES. [Self]Definitions, Constructions, Realities, Identities and Memories

Ninth Annual Symposium of the Consortium for Asian and African Studies (CAAS)
[Self]Definitions, Constructions, Realities, Identities and Memories
INALCO (Paris), October 19th and 20th, 2018

Undergrad internship opportunity at Social Science Research Council

The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program seeks an intern to amplify and diversify the program’s online presence through social media, a WordPress website, publications on various SSRC platforms, and features of members of the Next Gen current cohort and alumni network. The intern will work with program staff to develop new and engaging content that features the work of the program, including but not limited to interviews, the creation of infographics, social media graphics, and articles for a WordPress website.

Alliance Program Call For Proposals

The Alliance Program invites proposals for our 2018 Calls. Proposals may be submitted directly to Alliance by email at The deadline for proposals is June 22nd, 2018. Results will be announced by late November.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in African Studies (Social Sciences and Humanities) Council on African Studies at The MacMillan Center, Yale University


The Council on African Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University invites applications for TWO postdoctoral fellowships, commencing on July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to contemporary Africa. The fellowship is open to all disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities, particularly Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies.

Denison Univ. Tenure Track Faculty Position

Denison University seeks an active artist/scholar who works within African Diaspora/Africanist traditions to join a vibrant dance program at a private liberal arts college. Successful candidates are expected to be excellent teachers, to maintain a productive, ongoing research agenda, and to contribute actively to the continued growth of the department and the college. Review of applicants will begin Nov. 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.



Students of African languages are invited to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer (2014) and academic year (2014-2015) study of Zulu, Arabic, Swahili, or Wolof.



IAS Fellowship Opportunity for Second Year SIPA MIA/MPA students: each year, the IAS selects a SIPA MIA/MPA student in their second year to work as the Institute’s Program Assistant (also known as the Departmental Research Assistant). The position involves 15 hours per week of support throughout the academic year with event management and publicity. In exchange, the Program Assistant receives a stipend and financial support towards tuition. The competition for this fellowship is announced in the spring of every year.