Carter Annan Fellowships

Every other year the Program of African Studies awards Gwendolen M. Carter and Kofi Annan Fellowships to an outstanding African student admitted to Northwestern's Graduate School for disciplinary studies of Africa leading to the PhD.

Fellowship provisions

Each fellowship provides three years of support, including full tuition for three years of graduate study and a monthly stipend, and a teaching or research assistantship within your department for two additional years.

Application instructions 

Fellowship applicants should follow the admission procedures and application deadlines set by the Graduate School and their intended department of study. Fellows are then selected by the Committee on African Studies from among the candidates nominated by department administrators.

Fellowship applicants are urged to pre-apply by sending the following to PAS:

  1. cover sheet;
  2. letter of intent identifying the department in which the applicant's study of Africa will be based;
  3. 750-word description of research aims and desired course of study;
  4. résumé summarizing academic and employment experience;
  5. at least one writing sample;
  6. mailing address, telephone, and e-mail for three academic references.

The pre-application materials can be sent by email to; or by regular mail to 620 Library Place, Evanston, Illinois 60208- 4100, U.S.A.

For more information, visit The Graduate School web site.

Please visit your intended program for specific application instructions and deadlines.