Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award 2022 for African Women to Study at SOAS, University of London, UK

Applications are now open for the Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award 2022 for African Women to Study at SOAS, University of London, UK.

Application Deadline: 2nd May 2022 by 15:00 (UK Local time) 

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be Taken at (Country): SOAS, University of London, UK

About the Award: The release of the writer and broadcaster Margaret Busby’s landmark new anthology, New Daughters of Africa, published by Myriad, will be celebrated by offering an award worth £20,000 for black, female students ordinarily resident in Africa to study at SOAS University of London.

New Daughters of Africa showcases the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent from across the globe and includes contributions from the internationally acclaimed authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith.

First published 25 years ago, Margaret Busby’s groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the ‘silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women’ (The Washington Post). Published to international acclaim, it was hailed as ‘an extraordinary body of achievement… a vital document of lost history’ (The Sunday Times).

The Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award will make possible a course of study free of the worry of fees. Margaret Busby, alongside the publisher, will be donating a proportion of her royalties from the anthology to the fund.

Field(s) of Study:

  • Full-time MA African Studies
  • Full-time MA Comparative Literature 
  • Full-time MA Translation (in African Languages)
  • This award is for a student with a particular interest in African Literature with the aim to support a new generation of African female writers
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible
  • New applicants only (new admissions, starting in September 2021)

Type: Masters

Eligibility:

  • Open to a black, female student who is ordinarilty resident in Africa.  
  • The award is for a student taking an MA in African Studies, MA Comparative Literature or MA Translation (in African Languages) at SOAS University of London. This award is for a student with a particular interest in African Literature with the aim to support a new generation of african female writers.
  • Applicants must hold an offer to purpose one of the eligible degree programme at SOAS by the scholarships deadline. 
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1st June 2022. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible. Please note that most scholarships do not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. Please check the wording of your scholarship offer to see if you are eligible for Pre-sessional course or whether you need to achieve SOAS direct entry scores by the deadline specified in your scholarship terms and conditions. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.
  • Academic references, degree result, CV your statement and other relevant information in your application will be considered to assess the above criteria. 

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The total value of the Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa scholarship will be at least £20,000. Tuition fees will be deducted from this amount and any remainder may be used towards maintenance.

How to Apply: You must follow two steps:

  • STEP 1:  Apply for your programme

Guidance for applying for Postgraduate Admissions and information on what makes an application be found here for How to Apply.

  • STEP 2:  Apply for the scholarship by 23:59 (UK local time) on 02 May 2022

You must apply for this scholarship via the online application form

  • It is important to go through all application instructions in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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