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 in Africa. Students may propose an individually designed project, or to provide service in an educational institution, development organization, grassroots group, or non-governmental organization pursuing service work. Research projects will be supported especially if they state the potential significance for the public interest in the country where the project will be carried out.
Recipients receive awards of up to approximately $3,000 each. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with a member of the African Studies faculty (see Faculty listing on this website) while formulating their proposals. More information about the application process can be found on the African Studies website.
Info Session: Friday, April 9th at Noon (EST)
https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/93349566057 (Use your Wesleyan credentials to log on)
The deadline for applications is Sunday, May 2nd by 11:55pm EST.
Questions? Contact Prof. Laura Ann Twagira