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Africa Thesis Award 2018

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Deadline: 8 July 2018


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 master’s thesis has been completed on the basis of research conducted on Africa.


  • A prize of € 500
  • Publication of the winning thesis in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection


-The thesis has to be based on independent empirical research related to Africa and to socio-geographical, economic, political, juridical or anthropological issues or focusing on the humanities, such as history, religion and literature.

-Its geographical focus should be Africa or its migrant communities elsewhere in the world. The thesis must be socially relevant.

-The thesis must have been examined in the twelve months prior to the deadline for submitting manuscripts.

-The thesis can be submitted if it is written in English, French or Dutch. (If the thesis is in Dutch, a five-page English or French summary should also be attached.)


  • Final-year students who have completed their master’s thesis at a university in Africa or the Netherlands
  • Graduated with distinction, i.e. 80% or higher, or a Dutch rating of at least an 8
  • Students from non-Dutch universities who have grade A or similar may also apply if the accompanying letter from the supervisor confirms and supports the grade score

Eligible Regions: Africa, The Netherlands

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