2024 Clark-Alonso Africa Scholarship at Florida International University (FIU)

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The Clark-Alonso Africa Scholarship aims to promote research focused on sub-Saharan Africa within the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU.


The scholarship fund grants $1,000 annually to the graduate student in the Department who delivers the most outstanding published paper (or conference paper) on the politics or international relations of sub-Saharan Africa.


• The scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at FIU pursuing a graduate degree in either International Relations or Political Science within the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.

• Recipients must have authored a published paper on the politics or international relations of sub-Saharan Africa or presented a paper at the annual African Studies Association conference or other national conferences.

• The paper should have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a conference during the preceding calendar year.

Selection Process


An assessment will be conducted by a three-person faculty panel to review applications and determine the recipient of the scholarship. In unique cases, the panel may declare joint winners, and in such instances, the scholarship will be divided between the two awardees.

Announcement of Award

The award presentation will take place during the department’s annual Welcome Back Grads event, held early in the fall semester.

Application Procedure

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Additional Questions

  1. Submit or upload a published paper (or conference paper) addressing the politics or international relations of sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Submit or upload pertinent documentation verifying publication, acceptance, or presentation (including full reference, email confirmation from the journal editor, screenshot of the conference program, etc.).

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