Apply for the Christopher Brodigan Award

African Studies is now accepting submissions from graduating seniors for the Christopher Brodigan Award.

Students from any discipline are encouraged to submit applications proposing a public service or research project in Africa.  Service projects should be carefully designed to provide some form of valuable assistance to people in Africa.  Students may propose to provide service in educational institutions, development organizations, grassroots groups, or non-governmental organizations pursuing service work. Research projects will be supported especially if it is likely to provide concrete benefits to African society or to contribute to the student’s ability to serve African interests in some capacity.

Given the current global health crisis related to Covid-19, students must demonstrate that they will respect guidelines for safe travel and specific country guidelines for public health.  The award committee encourages the submission of project proposals with flexible timelines for completion during the 2020-2021 year, or digital projects designed specifically to benefit an African public.    

Several awards of up to approximately $3,000 each will be offered.  Recipients are required to submit reports on their projects once they are completed.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 28th

Interested students should contact the Prof. Laura Ann Twagira at or Prof. Alice Hadler at