Cornell University Fund for African PHD Students

Cornell University Fund for African PHD Students
Cornell University Fund for African PHD Students

Cornell University Fund for African PHD Students – Application portal is now open. Eligible individuals can now apply. See details below.

Approximately 20% of our doctoral students studying on campus receive Cornell University Fellowships (referred to as Sage Fellowships or Cornell Fellowships depending on the field of study). These fellowships typically include full tuition, a nine-month stipend, and Cornell individual student health insurance. A summer stipend may also be provided to students.


A fellowship provides financial support to graduate students to pursue graduate studies without associated teaching or research responsibilities (as they are in a teaching or research assistantship). Fellowships are generally merit-based internal or external awards to support a student in a full-time course of study.

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About Cornell University Funds

The Graduate School funds a significant number of entering doctoral students with fellowships awarded through their graduate field.


To find out about the vast array of awards that will be appropriate for you, talk with your director of graduate studies (DGS) and other students in your field. UCLA’s fellowship database (GRAPES) also offers an extensive list of external fellowship opportunities to consider.


The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and teaching in the humanities. It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. The Society and its Fellows have fostered path-breaking interdisciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Cornell University Fund for African PHD Students
Cornell University Fund for African PHD Students



Aim and Benefits of Cornell University Africa Fund

The Africa Fund includes a nine-month stipend, full tuition, and Cornell individual student health insurance.



Requirements for Cornell University Africa Fund Qualification

Ph.D. applicants who are citizens of an African country and not permanent residents of the United States are eligible for this award.



Application Deadline

February 15, 2022



How to Apply

To request consideration for this fellowship, please notify your graduate field of your eligibility and request that they nominate you to the Graduate School prior to the fellowship deadline of February 15.


For more details,visit Cornell University website