The award aims to encourage student research and writing on Africa and to promote the study of African cultures and societies. It is presented annually to a student whose master’s thesis has been completed on the basis of research conducted on Africa. The award consists of a prize of € 500 and publication of the winning thesis in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection and all theses submitted will be made available online via the ASCL’s library catalogue.
Final-year students who have completed their master’s thesis at a university in Africa or the Netherlands can apply. They must have graduated with distinction, i.e. 80% or higher, or a Dutch rating of at least an 8. Students from non-Dutch universities who have grade A or similar may also apply if the accompanying letter from the supervisor confirms and supports the grade score. The thesis must be based on independent empirical research related to Africa and must have been examined in the twelve months prior to the deadline of 8 July 2018. Find out how to apply.
The prize has been made possible financially by LeidenASA.
The deadline for submission of your thesis for the Africa Thesis Award is 8 July 2018.
The African Studies Centre Leiden is a LeidenGlobal partner. It is a knowledge institute that undertakes research and is involved in teaching about Africa and aims to promote a better understanding of and insight into historical, current and future developments in Africa.