Call for Proposals

Goekjian and Perryman/Maxwell African Scholars Union Research Grants

Attention Syracuse University Graduate Students

This year the Moynihan Institute’s Maxwell African Scholars Union (MASU) will grant awards to graduate students of up to $2,500 to support research concerning sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the award is to provide students the opportunity to gather preliminary data, make contacts, map topics, or increase the competitiveness of future proposals for funding.  Any graduate student enrolled in an MA or PhD program at Syracuse University may apply.

The awards are competitive. Proposals will be judged on the basis of (i) the quality of the proposed research, (ii) the organization and thoughtfulness of the proposal, and (iii) the appropriateness and feasibility of the research plan in relation to the student's background and qualifications.

You may apply for more than one grant from the Moynihan Institute, but no more than one award will be given by the Moynihan Institute per year per student. Awards are ranked separately, so if your proposal is accepted by more than one committee, you will be awarded the better opportunity. If you win an award this year, you may apply for this or another award next year


DEADLINE: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT


Application link: MASU 2021

Past Grant Recipients