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Centre of African Studies

Projects and Sponsorships

The Centre of African Studies is committed to academic collaboration with universities in Africa.

Since the 1990s, the Centre of African Studies has welcomed African academics as Visiting Scholars under several Fellowship schemes.

Currently the Centre manged two main Fellowships Schemes:

Leventis Nigerian Post-Doctoral Fellowship in London. 

Information can be downloaded from the Leventis page.

Governance for Development Initiative 

GDAI provides Fellowships and PhD Scholarships. For more information visit the Governance for Development Initiative page.

Africa Business Link 

In 2010 the Centre of African Studies has been awarded £12,000 by the Knowledge Transfer Initiative to develop a programme for Business in Africa. The main activity organised in 2011, as part of the Africa Business Link: Knowledge Transfer Project, has been a two day Business Conference.

SOAS Academics visit Africa

The Centre is also running the pilot project SOAS Academics visit Africa in 2010 and 2011.
The project connects SOAS Academics who are planning to visit Africa with a University convenient to their research destination. The aim is to allow leading experts to share their latest research through a series of free lectures. We are grateful to the Shuttleworth Foundation who has kindly funded this initiative.

The Centre is grateful to its sponsors both past and present and is constantly seeking new funding from governmental and business sources. Any organisation wishing to enter into a collaborative arrangement is asked to contact the Chairman of the Centre of African Studies (cas@soas.ac.uk).

In addition to its Visiting Scholarships, the Centre is able to propose candidature for academic hospitality at the School of Oriental and African Studies to African Scholars resident in London for periods of study. Any scholar wishing to apply for academic hospitality is asked to send an outline of current research and CV to the Centre of African Studies.