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Holman Africa Research and Engagement Fund

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General Details

Established in 2021 with support from the Holman Africa Initiative, the Holman Africa Research and Engagement Fund provides financial support to outstanding faculty research projects from across the University and academic disciplines that: 

  • Are poised to generate new and critical insights on key debates in Africa, specifically sub-Saharan Africa
  • Make significant contributions to fields of study and increase Penn’s substantive visibility among peers in Africa and around the world
  • Support new and/or enhance existing educational and curricular programs across campus that focus on the study and understanding of Africa
  • Identify synergies between projects that can be brought together under unified faculty leadership to enhance research or educational initiatives and yield greater impact
  • Strengthen existing, institutional, and faculty-to-faculty relationships with African partners

Special consideration will be given to projects that focus on sub-Saharan Africa, especially the Democratic Republic of the Congo.