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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Royal Air Maroc Funding for African Studies

8 May 2014

SOAS, University of London, has received a generous gift from Royal Air Maroc to offer the ‘Royal Air Maroc Travel Prize for African Studies’. The prize will be awarded to a student enrolled in the school’s MA in African Studies and consists of a free return flight to any of Royal Air Maroc’s over 20 African destinations. The flight will be used for a small fieldwork project related to the successful recipient’s MA dissertation. In addition, the SOAS Alumni and Friend Fund (AFF) has added a cash prize of £500 to the award to help with costs for accommodation, subsistence and other related research costs. SOAS believes firmly that the intellectual engagement with Africa is founded on first-hand experience in Africa and is delighted that the prize allows a young researcher to travel to Africa to conduct primary research.

Further information and application form

For further information, contact:

lm5@soas.ac.uk