Invitation to Apply for 2011 OYASAF Fellowship Program

The Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), a non-profit organization in Nigeria established in the year 2007, welcomes applications for 2011 Graduate Fellowship in Nigerian art history and culture for non-Nigerian scholars.

The fellowship offers 25 days lodging in Lagos from June-September 2011; a stipend of N50,000; open access to artworks and practicing artists; office space with internet and electricity; airport pick up and drop off.


1) Candidates must be enrolled as graduate students in accredited Universities in Europe, Canada, USA, Latin America and Asia, North Africa and South Africa, pursuing studies in Nigerian art and culture.

2) Professors at accredited tertiary institutions (including community colleges) without previous research opportunities in Nigeria may also submit proposals.

Grantees will be asked to make one presentation at an interactive session with scholars/artists during their stay at OYASAF.


1-2 pages introducing each applicant, describing research interests and explaining how this fellowship will support the applicant's research. Each candidate must accompany their application with a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of their institution dispatched independently to OYASAF.


Applications must be received by March 28 2011. The Board of Directors will thereafter review the applications and announce the winners on the 15 April 2011.

Please send all correspondence to: fellowships at, with a copy to nicolas_robertson at

Phone inquiries: Nicolas Robertson 703 920 1483 (est).