Africa No Filter Research Fellowship Program 2020 (Funded)

Narratives about Africa are characterized by persistently negative stories and stereotypes that focus more on challenges and lesson progress. As a result, how Africans’ view themselves and how we are viewed by others is informed by stereotypical and outdated views. There is a need to make narrative evidence-based and relevant to the African conversations around investment in Africa, youth unemployment, migration, development, and other big issues African countries are dealing with. Although some research has looked at African narratives in mainstream media in the UK and US, there is very little available from within the continent, and in other regions of the world.

The ANF Emerging Scholars Fellowship program aims to address this shortage of research about Africa by African scholars by investigating and unpacking narratives about Africa.


Apart from the funds you will receive, we are offering the following mentorship programme:

  • An initiation workshop, which will include comprehensive feedback from leading academics on your proposal, including advice on literature reviews and methodology.
  • Guided monthly meetings with other Fellows to share and peer review your work with one of the Advisory Committee members.
  • As applicable, shared resources for literature review.
  • A writing workshop with leading academics
  • Comprehensive feedback from leading academics on your draft report and on the preparation of a journal article following the publication of the report.


  • ANF priority countries include are: Central Africa (DRC); East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda); North Africa (Egypt, Algeria, Morocco); Southern Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola); West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire)
  • International: US, France, UK, China, India, and United Arab Emirates.
  • We expect at least a 2-country study across regions.

DEADLINE: November 13, 2020

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