Thursday, February 4, 2010

Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship

GSAS has announced its Summer Fellowships and Awards, which includes the Robert Holmes Travel/Research Award for African Scholarship. More information on the terms of the award is below.

Draper can nominate one student for this award. If you are interested in applying, you must submit your application to Draper no later than Tuesday, February 16th. Draper will then consider all applications and select a candidate to nominate in time for the March 1st deadline. Further information on submission guidelines can be found below and on the GSAS website, here:

Please feel free to contact Larissa Kyzer at with questions you have about this process.



Two awards of $2,500 for summer 2010 are available for outstanding graduate students to support study and research in Africa. Doctoral student applicants should, within one year of the award, expect to complete remaining coursework and other requirements (qualifying, comprehensive and language exams). Exceptional Master’s students, proposing research contributing to their theses, are eligible to apply for departmental nomination. The awards support the research and study abroad of scholars in the humanities and social sciences and may be used for visits to research sites, such as archival resource facilities, libraries, and fieldwork locations that will be necessary for later sustained dissertation research. Award recipients are expected to make a presentation of the research as part of the Africa House programming, if possible in fall 2010. Doctoral students nominated but not selected for the Holmes Award will automatically be considered for the GSAS Predoctoral Summer Fellowship, which is in the amount of $2,000. Each department in which eligible work is being conducted may nominate one student.


Submission Instructions and Deadlines

Students are nominated for these awards through their department. Students should check with their departments for internal application deadlines.

Departments must submit ALL original paper documents for nominated applicants no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010. It is recommended that student and department submitted material be double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12 point, for text and Times New Roman, font size 10 point, for headers and footers. Furthermore, a single scanned PDF of the entire application should be emailed to Kristofor Larsen at by the Department Administrator no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010.

Application forms for students and departmental administrators

Note: The submission guidelines have changed since the last academic year. The Office of Academic and Student Life is no longer accepting the various documents included in the application separately from the application itself. If you have questions concerning this process please feel free to contact Kristofor Larsen at

GSAS Office of Academic and Student Life
6 Washington Square North, 2nd Floor
(212) 998-8060

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