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African Studies Center (ASC)

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Seed grants supporting faculty research about Africa

AHHI and ASRI are inviting applications for seed grants to support faculty research, with a deadline of March 31. Information about the grants and how to apply are available on the websites for AHHI and ASRI.

U-M academics discuss the UMAPS program, African knowledge production, and citation practices

Henrike Florusbosch and Christine Feak were interviewed at the final episode of Citing Africa, a podcast and blog series based at the London School of Economics.

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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