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Roberson Fund for African Studies

University of Louisville


Distributions from the Fund will be used primarily to benefit students and faculty of University of Louisville who are engaged in scholarly study in and/or about, or learning exchanges (from either  direction), with countries of Africa, particularly Northern Ghana.


    Appropriate uses might include (in order of priority):

a.    Support for a student or students participating in Sister Cities of Louisville/Sister Cities of Tamale-sponsored or affiliated programs, such as the Sister Cities Summer Internship Program in Tamale, Ghana.

b.    Support for exchanges and cooperative projects between the University of Louisville and the University of Development Studies (UDS) in Ghana. This could include support both for participants from the U of L and participants from UDS.

c.    Support for a student or students traveling to Ghana (particularly Northern Ghana) or some other African country on an accredited study abroad program as a part of their degree work in a program of the University of Louisville. 

d.    Support for University of Louisville graduate or undergraduate students from Ghana, particularly Tamale or the Northern Region.
e.    Support for departmental or inter-departmental research or service projects related to Africa, particularly Northern Ghana.

f.    Support for faculty research or instruction related to Africa, including support for travel to Africa.
g.    Purchase of books or serials for Ekstrom Library related to instruction or research about Africa, particularly books and serials published in an African country.


Applicants are to submit an application form and supporting documents as stipulated on the form electronically.  Proposals must also include a detailed budget and candidates must agree to submit a report on the project/experience within two (2) months after their return.

Deadline for the 2014 summer cycle is March 14, 2014.

Roberson Fund for African Studies Scholarship

 For further information, e-mail Virginia Hosono, Associate Director, Office of Study Abroad and International Travel

or (502) 852-0374

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