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Applications for 2019/2020 Κennell Jackson Αward

The Institute of African Studies invites applications from University of Ghana Ph.D. students for the 2019/2020 Kennell Jackson Award. It is worth USD 500.00.

Kennell Α. Jackson Jr. was a Professor of African history for about 25 years and served as Director of the African and African American Studies programme at the Stanford University for close to a decade.

Jackson is known for his 1996 book America is Me: Τhe Most Asked and Least Understood Questions about Black American History. He co-edited another book titled Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture.


Eligible applicants should be registered Ph.D students pursuing programmes in the humanities at the University of Ghana in any of the following research areas:

  • African history
  • African American history
  • Performing arts
  • Pan-Africanism/Political science


Applicants should submit to the address below, a research proposal of not more than 1,000 words, ίn 12 pt font size of font type Times New Roman format and double-spaced.

The proposal should include the following:

  1. Research objectives
  2. Conceptual framework in which the applicant must refer to the broad areas of literature consulted.
  3. Research methods
  4. Relevant references
  5. Α work plan indicating the work to be completed with the grant.

Applicants should also indicate the stage reached in their research work at the time of application, that is:

  • Just beginning
  • Ready for field work
  • Writing up

Applicants should email their research proposals and two sealed referee reports from applicants' supervisors to the address below, not later than Thursday, August 15, 2019.

The Director
Institute of African Studies
University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG 73

Applicants may also forward their proposals to The Assistant Registrar, Mr. William Asare at

The decision of the assessors will be announced at a later date.

Click to download PDF copy of the announcement.