The University of London's Centre of African Studies is the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS, University of London, where its administration is still based, since 1991 the Centre has assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues.
The Centre is supported by:
The Centre of African Studies & SOAS University of London in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation run this initiative with the aim of building skills, developing talent by means of scholarships, and improve the quality of governance. The programme has three strands:
- PhD Scholarships at SOAS
- Residential Schools in Africa
- Governance Conversations media content (governanceinafrica.org)
The Centre of African Studies invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.
Please note: Applicants must be Nigerian nationals residing in Nigeria
Leventis Fellowship further details
The Royal African Society (RAS) is an inclusive pan-African membership charity based in London that facilitates good relations and mutual understanding between the UK and Africa. Founded more than 100 years ago, the society works in the fields of academia and education, business, politics and policy, arts and culture. Through events, publications and digital channels the society shares insight and instigates debate, reaching a network of more than one million people globally. RAS has offices in the London International Development Centre (LIDC) in Gordon Square, London and maintains close links with the Centre of African Studies at the University of London, the African Studies Association of the UK and the Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh University. Membership is open to all and is made up of people and organisations from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds.
For more information please visit the RAS website: www.royalafricansociety.org
CAS is currently helping running the SOAS Summer school ‘Understanding Africa’ – registration are open for entry in July/August 2018