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
- GDAI Webinar Series (governanceinafricasoas.org/gdai-webinar-series-about/)
- Governance Conversations media content (governanceinafricasoas.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 a membership organisation that provides opportunities for people to connect, celebrate and engage critically with a wide range of topics and ideas about Africa today. Through their events, publications and digital channels they share insight, instigate debate and facilitate mutual understanding between the UK and Africa. They amplify African voices and interests in academia, business, politics, the arts and education, reaching a network of more than one million people globally.
RAS is located at 21 Russell Square and maintains close links with the Centre of African Studies at the University of London. Membership of the society is joint with the African Studies Association of the UK, and is open to all. RAS has a diverse and influential membership network made up of individuals, companies and organisations who take a proactive interest in Africa and value opportunities to connect, share ideas and develop partnerships.
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 2019