UNILAG African Cluster Center (ACC) Scholarship Form 2021

University of Lagos (UNILAG) African Cluster Centre (ACC) Scholarship Application Form for Ph.D. Students for 2020/2021 Academic Session | UNILAG African Cluster Center Calls for Applications for Doctoral Scholarships 2020/2021.

The UNILAG African Cluster Centre invites application from qualified Ph.D students for Scholarship in the academic year 2020/2021.

The scholarship which is Sponsored by the German Research Foundation, and through its collaboration with the University of Bayreuth and three other African partners in the African Multiple Cluster system, the University of Lagos African Cluster Centre seeks to advance the study of Africa and African Diaspora by means of cutting edge original empirical researches as well as theory-buildings.

To this end, the Centre welcome doctoral students who are working closely with their supervisors to produce cutting edge researches that will bring new insights to our cross cutting themes such as: 

(1) Moralities;
(2) Knowledge;
(3) Arts and Aesthetics;
(4) Mobilities;
(5) Affiliations; and
(6) Learning.


The Centre is particularly interested in Ph.D. students who are working within the following areas: 1. African History and Politics;
2. African Traditional Religion;
3. African Herbal Medicine;
4. African Philosophy;
5. African Languages and Literature, including English and Francophone literature (with special reference to multilingualism, African and African diaspora literature, translation and early African literary works);
6. African Culture and Gender Studies;
7. African Musicology;
8. Arts and Aesthetics; as well as
9. Water, Environment and Climatic Change in Africa.

Candidates working on research projects that explore related themes, especially those whose supervisors are within the  Cluster system, are invited to apply for the scholarship, which is valued at ₦1,000,000.00 and will subsist for One (1) year. Awardees will be expected to assist the supervisor with some of their research work and to undertake some limited teaching duties where necessary.


Applicants must be registered for a Ph.D. at University of Lagos. For the 2020 intake, preference will be given to those candidates whose Ph.D. research proposals have passed through the pre-APC process and are already doing their fieldwork, or are about to write up their thesis.

SEE ALSO: UNILAG - African Cluster Center Fellowship Programme.

Method of Application

Applicants should visit http://iads.unilag.edu.ng/ or https://unilag.edu.ng/ to apply.
The application package includes:
1) a brief research proposal (not more than 1000 words)
2) CV with academic record; and
3) a recent sample of academic writing
Applications should be sent as attachment to [email protected]

Closing Date for Applications

31st December, 2020.

Where necessary, candidates may be shortlisted for a brief interview. The scholarship covers the academic period from January to December 2021.

Programme Co-Ordinator:

Dr. Feyi Ademola-Adeoye, Deputy Director, Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS), University of Lagos, and Principal Investigator, University of Lagos ACC.