The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan. Awards will be made to graduating Wesleyan seniors (first priority) and recent Wesleyan graduates who plan to pursue public service or research (in that order of preference) on the African continent.
Students from any discipline are encouraged to submit applications proposing a public service or research project. Service projects should be carefully designed to provide some form of valuable assistance to people in Africa. Students may propose to provide service in educational institutions, development organizations, grassroots groups, or non-governmental organizations pursuing service work. Research projects will be supported especially if it is likely to provide concrete benefits to African society or to contribute to the student’s ability to serve African interests in some capacity.
Info Session Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: PAC 422
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Several awards averaging $3,000 each will be offered. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with a member of the African studies faculty (see Faculty listing on our website) while formulating their proposals. Recipients are required to submit reports on their projects once they are completed.
Apply by Monday, April 25, 2016. For application instructions, CLICK HERE.