Call for Applications: NYU Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship  for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

By way of external donor funding, New York University (NYU) Africa House and the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) are pleased to announce the availability of two Development Impact Fellowships for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

About the Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship

Deadline: 4:00 pm EST, Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This fellowship of $1,500 is awarded to two (2) students to cover costs associated with research activities linked to the search for innovative solutions that have the capacity to enrich the lives of people in the developing world. Fellowships support undergraduate and graduate students to cover costs associated with research projects undertaken in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2018, in the following Africa House/CTED research areas:

  • Economic and Political Theory
  • Economic Development, Mobile Apps, Rural Tourism
  • Food and Agricultural Markets
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Local Governance, Cultural Norms, and Development of Property Rights


  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at New York University, graduating no sooner than May 2019.


  • Explain how you plan to participate in the intellectual life of Africa House/CTED in the Africa House Fellowship Application Form.
  • Author or co-author one (1) research paper providing findings of your research project, to be submitted to Africa House/CTED in Spring 2019.
  • Present research findings in-person at Africa House in Spring 2019.

 Applicants should submit the following in one PDF file: 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation
  4.  2-4 page Africa-focused research proposal. The proposal could be an outline of your research or a study that is presently underway that will be further enhanced by the fellowship.
  5. Africa House Fellowship Application Form

Send applications and inquiries to Please include “Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship” in the subject line.