Faculty Opportunities

Duke Africa Initiative Faculty Opportunities

'Africa in Circum-Atlantic Perspective: Feminist Performance Routes,' April 2016.
Photo courtesy of Dasha Chapman.

Each year, the Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative provides funding for small projects or working groups for the coming academic year. These grants have traditionally been in the range of $2,000 - $6,000 and are awarded to Duke faculty working in arts and humanities, environmental and life sciences,  physical sciences, engineering, social sciences or multidisciplinary areas. 

For the 2018-19 academic year, the Africa Initiative is proud to fund the following projects: 

  • Sustainable Development, Energy Access, and Entrepreneurship - Marc Jeuland, Sanford School of Public Policy & Duke Global Health Institute
  • Research Africa - Mbaye Lo, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Building the African City: Infrastructure and Mobility in the African Past and Present - Kathryn Mathers and Sam Daly, International Comparative Studies & African and African American Studies
  • The Value of Love: Global Perspectives on the Economy of Care - Jocelyn Olcott, History
  • Language Matters II: African Resettlement in Durham, NC - Deb Reisinger, Romance Studies
  • Cornered - Raquel Salvatella de Prada, Art, Art History and Visual Studies
  • Health and Economic Growth: Stories from Africa - Gavin Yamey, Duke Global Health Institute