The American Political Science Association is taking applications for its summer workshop for African scholars. This is the third topical workshop aimed at African scholars residing in Africa, twenty of whom will gather in Kampala in late July to discuss the latest research on politics and gender. In addition to the African scholars, three U.S. graduate students get to participate as well. All expenses are covered.
My dissertation adviser oversees this program and directed the first workshop (on civil society) in Dakar a couple of years ago. By all accounts, the program is a rousing success. It's a fantastic opportunity, especially for scholars in Africa who may have limited access to scholarly resources at their home institutions. Details about the program and how to apply are here.