Francois Manchuelle Award

Description: This annual award was established by the Association of African Studies Programs of the United States at their annual meeting in Washington DC. It honors the memory of the late Francois Manchuelle, a distinguished Africanist who lost his life in the TWA 800 air crash off New York in the summer of 1996. The Francois Manchuelle Award is awarded for innovative work in expanding the domain of African studies at undergraduate and/or K-12 levels, and for promoting novel and effective outreach initiatives to American communities with an interest in Africa. The award consists of a cash prize of $500.

How to apply? Nominations for this award should be directed to the Secretariat of the Association of African Studies Programs. Nominations should consist of a three-page double-spaced description of the project, together with any supporting materials. Three judges, none of whom belongs to an institution applying for the award, will review the applications and decide on the winner. As per the AASP Constitution, the AASP Vice-Chair will chair the committee.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted to the AASP Secretariat Louise Badiane at by April 1, 2018.

To find out more about this award, please contact Wheeler Winstead at