Are you interested in Africa and is your master’s thesis on a related subject? If so, the African Studies Centre Leiden is offering you the chance to win € 500,-. Moreover, your thesis will be published in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection.
The award aims to encourage student research and writing on Africa and to promote the study of African cultures and societies. It is presented annually to a student whose Masters thesis has been completed based on research conducted on Africa.
Application Deadline: 31st August 20223
Number of Awards: 1
Value of Award: The award consists of a prize of € 500,- and publication of the winning thesis in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection
Eligible Countries: African countries and any African in Netherlands
Eligibility: Master students who completed their thesis at a university on the African continent or in the Netherlands between 31 August 2022 and 31 August 2023 can apply. Students in the Netherlands must have received an 8 out of 10 or above. Students from non-Dutch universities with a grade A (or equivalent) may apply if the accompanying letter from the supervisor confirms the thesis’ excellence and supports the grade score
How To Apply: If a student or his/her supervisor feels that his/her Masters thesis merits an award because of its quality and originality, the thesis may be submitted. Every submission must include:
- an electronic version of the thesis (to be sent by email)
- a summary of the thesis (max. 500 words)
- a signed letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor containing the grade and details of the quality of the thesis and the educational institution from which the student has graduated