2020 AHP Proposal Writing Workshop

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About the Workshop

The 2020 Online AHP Proposal Writing Workshop is structured, primarily to assist all those applying for the African Humanities Program (AHP) annual competitions, to prepare very good proposals.

Over the years, researches have shown that, although many Nigerian scholars submit proposals to the African Humanities Program and Next Generation Programs, only very few have emerged successful. It was further revealed that many of these budding researchers were neither aware, nor conversant with some of the necessary techniques and requirements for writing successful proposals for international competitions. This informs the need for Proposal Writing Workshops.

To this end, all the intended participants in the In-group sessions are expected to submit a draft essay of their proposal. However, since proposal writing workshops provide ample opportunities for everyone engaging in various academic pursuits in tertiary institutions, to learn more about the processes of academic writing and to get information about the AHP competitions, the 2020 Online AHP workshop is therefore designed to accommodate these needs too.

In order to promote excellence in academic scholarship, the general target audience for this 2020 Online workshop shall include, but not limited to, early-and-mid career academics, post graduate students and undergraduate students (particularly those that are in their final years of study).


Why AHP?

The African Humanities Program (AHP) and Next Generation Social Sciences are grant awarding programs that offer financial awards ranging between $13,000 to $19,000 dollars to successful African scholars/researchers from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The aim of the award is to support researches in African Humanities and Social Sciences. Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of Hew York, these two awards are administered under the auspices of American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and Social Science Research Council (SSRN) respectively.

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Meet our Speakers (AHP Mentors)

Selected AHP Mentors that will be delivering their lectures at the Workshop


Prof. Rehana Ebrahim-Vally

Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, South Africa.


Prof. Francis Nyamnjoh

Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Prof. Gloria M. T. Emezue

Faculty of Humanities, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Nigeria.


Dr. Ngozi Emeka-Nwobia

Faculty of Humanities, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria.

Workshop Participation

Registering for the 2020 AHP Proposal Writing Workshop is FREE. The Workshop shall be divided into two sessions: WORKSHOP PLENARY SESSIONS and IN-GROUP SESSIONS.

All intending workshop participants are expected complete the Workshop Registration Form. This gives access to ONLY THE WORKSHOP PLENARY SESSIONS.

In order to have access to, and participate in the IN-GROUP SESSIONS, all intending participants are required to submit a draft essay of their AHP Proposal Application. Such essays should be submitted on or before 12 midnight of 31st October, 2020 to [email protected]

Workshop Programme

The 2020 Online workshop, which shall run for a period of two days, 5th and 6th November 2020, and shall have two sessions – Morning and Afternoon sessions- with each session lasting not more than two hours.

Each morning session shall begin by 10am and end by 12 noon. The afternoon sessions shall begin by 2pm prompt and end by 4pm. There shall also be plenary sessions (which are open to all workshop participants) and closed In-group sessions (which are open to only participants that submitted draft essays).

Workshop Venue & Time

5th and 6th November, 2020.

Morning Session - 10AM - 12PM. Afternoon Session: 2PM - 4PM.

Online Workshop - using the Zoom Web Conferencing Platform. The Zoom Meeting Link shall be made available by 7AM, 5th November 2020 on this website and sent to participants who have registered.

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Photos from the 2019 Proposal Writing Workshop held at Godfrey Okoye University.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

How much does the Workshop charge for Registration?

Registration is FREE for this year's Proposal Writing Workshop.

What kind of Sessions would the Workshop offer?

The plenary session shall feature special talks by AHP mentors and fellows on AHP competitions, the different aspects of the AHP proposal and general discussions on the best practices and methods for packaging proposals, as well as other important information about proposal writing and academic writing. The In-group sessions are specifically for only workshop participants, who submitted draft essays.

I have the Zoom App. How can I join?

If you have registered for the Workshop, then the Zoom Access Link shall be sent to your email. Also, the Zoom Access Link will be made available on our website an eve to the Workshop.

Where is the Venue?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Workshop shall be held Online using the Zoom Web Conferencing Platform. Participants would be required to download the Zoom Software on their Mobile or Desktop devices.

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