Aliko Songolo Summer Research Award


In honor of Emeritus Professor Aliko Songolo for his many years of dedicated teaching and service to the Department of African Cultural Studies, ACS has created a $2,500 annual summer research award to be given to one full-time graduate student in the Department. Applicants must utilize the award to carry out research on African expressive cultures in Africa and/or archives outside of the United States. The research must lead to a PhD dissertation or a publishable-quality paper (QP).

Selection Criteria

  • Excellence of research proposal
  • Demonstrated commitment to researching African expressive cultures
  • General academic record
  • Strong recommendations from faculty
  • Timing of the proposed research in relation to degree requirements

Call for Applications

Applications for the 2023 year are due by 5 pm on March 20, 2023.

To apply, submit all application materials in one PDF to Toni Landis:
Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 3-page research proposal including a budget and timeline
  • Unofficial UW–Madison transcript
  • Names and email addresses of three UW–Madison faculty references (please do not have them send letters)