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Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship


The NYU Gallatin/Africa House Bergman Summer Fellowship will award up to $5,000 to a Gallatin student whose concentration would benefit from travel to and research on Africa during the summer months. All areas of research are welcome, though the research being proposed should be closely linked to the student’s existing or developing concentration; prior related coursework is expected. In the fall semester after completing the fellowship travel, the student will be given the opportunity to present his or her findings at a forum sponsored by Gallatin and Africa House.

With the assistance of Gallatin’s Office of Global Programs, the fellowship recipient will be responsible for arranging his or her travel and accommodations. These arrangements must comply with University practices regarding health and safety. Additionally, it is recommended that students consult with the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects to make sure their research protocols are in line with federal and university human subjects guidelines.

Selected recipients of various Gallatin research awards may be invited to pariticipate in a summer research cohort to help them build research skills and to guide them through the development and implementation of an original research project. Students in this cohort may go on to present their projects at the annual Gallatin Student Research Conference.

Deadline: March 1st


Gallatin undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates must be between their sophomore and senior years and must have at least one full semester of registration remaining upon completion of the research project. Graduate students must have completed at least one semester of study and should not have already enrolled in their thesis and defense credits.


The fellowship recipient will be expected to spend at least five weeks in Africa during the summer months.


Applications are due March 1st.

Application Requirements

  • Concentration/Thesis: Describe your concentration or thesis and explain how this award/fellowship may contribute to your concentration/thesis's   development.
  • Project Proposal: Give a detailed description of your project. Include your project goal(s), a brief demonstration of your knowledge related to the field of study, a description of your research methods or artistic process, and your project outcome (i.e., an essay intended for publication, a work of art, etc.).
  • Budget: provide an itemized account of your expenses associated with this project. If the total cost of the project is above the award amount, be able to explain how you will procure the additional funding to complete the project.
  • Resume
  • Recommendation