University of Washington

Funding Opportunities

This page outlines some of the opportunities available for scholarships and funding for both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Africa.

Scholarships and Funding for Undergraduate Students 

The Undergraduate Scholarship Office at the University of Washington offers a tremendous amount of information and resources for undergraduates searching for funding. You can visit their website to learn about scholarship opportunities offered through the university and through other organizations. You may also explore the opportunities that are available through the Office of Minority Affairs.

Of particular interest to African Studies students are the following:

This is not a complete list, we strongly encourage you to explore all the options with the Undergraduate Scholarship Office.

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Scholarships and Funding for Graduate Students

The Office of Fellowships and Assistantships has an online resources page. This page includes a fellowship calendar, an archive of fellowship newsletters, a hotlist of foundations and other organizations,  and a list of funding reference books at the UW libraries. The Grants and Funding Information Service at Suzzallo Library is also a wonderful resource for new grants, web and database searches and funding information.  Some other web-based resource of particular interest to Graduate Students with an interest in African Studies include:

  • David Boren Graduate Fellowships
  • FLAS Scholarships: (Note: these are not available at UW, but you can apply to other schools for the Summer Language Program). Schools with funding include:

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African Studies Program
University of Washington
419 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Ben Gardner / Chair
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax

Harry Murphy
ASP Librarian