Applications are being accepted between now and February 15 for the Collaborative Faculty Seed Grants for projects that bring African scholars into close conversation with U-M researchers.

Seed Grants are administered by three African Studies Center (ASC) initiatives: African Heritage Initiative (AHI), African Social Science Initiative (ASRI), and the STEM-Africa Initiative:

  • AHI Seed Grants are intended for U-M faculty in the arts, humanities and interpretive social sciences whose work illuminates the dynamic, contested process by which African cultures and histories are made;
  • ASRI Seed Grants are intended for U-M faculty and partner institutions in Africa to conduct pilot research on important social research topics that can be used to advance scholarship and policy and leverage future funding;
  • STEM-Africa Seed Grants are encouraged for projects that promote and enrich existing STEM initiatives in Africa and support new intellectual engagements that extend scientific knowledge and nurture emerging STEM scholars on the continent.

Please see the application guidelines for the initiative for which you hope to apply and follow the application procedures for the appropriate seed grant. For any questions, feel free to contact Henrike Florusbosch at