04August2015

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Royal Air Maroc-ASA Student Travel Award

The Royal Air Maroc-African Studies Association Student Travel Award aims to facilitate and increase the movement of students and the exchange of ideas, between students of African Studies in Africa and the United States. The overarching aim of the award is to acknowledge outstanding scholarship by future African Studies scholars. The award, which consists of complimentary airline tickets between the United States and any Royal Air Maroc (RAM) destination in Africa (a list of destinations can be found on the RAM website), is given every year at the ASA's Annual Meeting.

Each year, several tickets will be awarded to competitively selected students who have displayed outstanding scholarship in their area of study. Award tickets may be used to facilitate research, study abroad, and/or travel home for African students studying in the United States.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 awards.

Eligibility

Students from Africa pursuing studies and/or conducting research in the United States, and students from the United States pursuing studies and/or conducting research in Africa are eligible to apply for the award. Please note that travel must occur within 12 months of receiving the award.

To Apply

Applications are being accepted in one of the following ways:

Nominations

Only nominations from ASA members will be accepted. To renew your membership, please visit the ASA's membership page.

ASA Members are eligible to nominate outstanding students for the award. ASA members nominating their students can submit their nomination here.

Individual Applications

Students applying without the nomination of an ASA member will be requested to submit an online application, and at least one letter of recommendation from a current Professor. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to the ASA Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Students can indicate in their application whether they would like to be considered for two round-trip tickets. Requests for two tickets must be justified during the application process. Students nominating themselves can submit their application here.

Deadline

All nominations and applications received on or before September 30, 2015 will be considered for this year.

2014 Award Recipients

  1. Raymond Boly McDaniel College
  2. Yaa Ampofo Yale University
  3. Matthew T. Claeys University of Ghana
  4. Nikhita Obeegadoo Stanford University
  5. Sarah Sharp Howard University
  6. Naa Ameley Quaye University of Oregon
  7. Samuel Anderson UCLA
  8. Nana Abena Dansowaa Amoah Indiana University
  9. Justine Davis University of California, Berkeley
  10. Mercy Itohan Odumwonyi Rice University
  11. Sarfo-Panin Kwabena Earlham College
  12. Sao-Kpato Max-Kyne Howard University
  13. Herbert Muhammad Abdur Rahim Howard University
  14. Advor Tsikudo Kwame University of Minnesota
  15. Richard Akum School of Oriental and African Studies

 

2013 Award Recipients

  1. Caitlin Carroll University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. Chipo Dendere Georgia State University
  3. Yasmine El Baggari Hampshire College
  4. Hicham El Majdi University of Wisconsin-Madison
  5. Hewan Girma Stony Brook University
  6. Mustapah Hashim Kurfi Boston University
  7. Cheikh Tidiane Lo Indiana University Bloomington
  8. Maymoud Naglaa Howard University
  9. Helen Olsen Rutgers University
  10. Katherine Tennis American University
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