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African Studies Center

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ASC and ISR partner on scholarship opportunity for UMAPS scholars, others

This year, the program is held in two sessions, June 22-July 17 and July 20-August 14. Candidates for the ASC/ISR awards may apply for either session. Application deadline is June 10.

ASC Associates receive grants for projects in Liberia, Uganda

Jody Lori, Cheryl Moyer, and colleagues will be working on sustainable sources of nutrition for expectant mothers in Liberia; Pam Jagger is part of a team researching the benefits of widespread shift to electric motorcycles in Kampala, Uganda.

The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan

ASC provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research, and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.

Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine.

The center is organized around five primary research initiatives— African Heritage and Humanities (AHHI)African Social Research (ASRI)Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2)Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa)U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program—that have been funded separately by the Office of the President and different stakeholders on campus.

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