ALA conference attendance funding for excellent proposals submitted by scholars based in Africa. Three $1,000.00 awards.


Call for 2017 Travel Grant Applications

Yale University, New Haven, USA
14 – 17 June 2017

The African Literature Association invites applications for three ALA Travel Grant Awards worth $1,000 each, for members traveling to the association’s conference from Africa. Priority is given to early career applicants.

Eligible applicants must be based in Africa, and should demonstrate 1) scholarship; 2) financial need; and 3) ability to supplement grant award.

Travel Grant Applications must include the following documents:

  1. A cover letter (not longer than 2 pages) including title and abstract of conference paper to be presented at ALA conference;
  2. Acceptance letter from the convener;
  3. A 2 page Curriculum Vitae or résumé (including ALA travel grant awards received within the past three [3] years , teaching and/or research experience and interests, professional meetings/conferences attended, with dates, place and titles of papers presented, current university affiliation, if applicable); and
  4. Two letters of recommendation. Each letter should be 2 pages or less, and should include contact and brief biographical information of recommender. (Recommender’s CV or résumé is not needed).
  5. Winners of the award are expected to meet with the Chair of the committee and members of the EC when they attend the conference.

Travel grants are awarded to successful applicants during the Awards Ceremony at the conference. Successful applicants will be required to be paid-up ALA members for the current year and to pay conference registration fees. Please be advised that the ALA Membership fee is different from the conference registration fees; and both are compulsory for all conference participants.

Please send your complete application in Word or PDF format by February 28th 2017 to both Grace A Musila (gmusila@sun.ac.za) and Joyce Ashuntantang (joyceash99@gmail.com ).

For more information about the conference, visit the Yale website: http://ala2017.macmillan.yale.edu/


Past Winners

2016

Stella Onome Omonigho
University of Benin City
Nigeria

Aimé Angui
Université Félix-Houphouet Boigny
Cote d’Ivoire

Giftus Nkam Ntambo
University of Yaoundé I
Cameroon

 

2015

Carol IFEOMA NJOKU
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Nigeria

Henrietta OBIAGELI OKOLOCHA
University of Benin, Benin City
Nigeria

Julia UDOFIA
University of Uyo
Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

 

2014

Senayon OLAOLUWA
Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Larry NDIVO
University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya

Ngozi EZENWA-OHAETO
Department of English Language & Literature
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Anambra State, Nigeria

 

2013

Psalms Chinaka,
Imo State University, Owerri

Faith Ben-Daniels,
University of Education - Winneba

Clement Mamadu (unable to use the award),
University of Cape Town

 

2012

Pierre Fandio,
University of Buea, Cameroon

Juliana Daniels,
University of Education - Ghana

Alex Wanjala,
University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

2011

Jessie KAPASULA
University of Malawi
Chancellor College, Department of English
Zomba, Malawi

Folasade HUNSU
Department of English,
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Fatima RADHOUANI
High Institute of Human Sciences
Tunis, Tunisia

 

2010

Yvette Balana
Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Université de Douala, Cameroun

Halima Buhari A. Sekula
Department of English
Nasarawa State University, Nigeria

Syned Dale Makani Mthatiwa
Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER),
University of the Witwatersrand