From the SCOLMA blog:
African Studies PhD Scholarship (Arabic Sources for West African History, West African Manuscripts in the British Library)
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham (incorporating the Centre of West African Studies) and the British Library are pleased to announce a three-year scholarship for students commencing their MPhil/PhD in African Studies in September 2013. The scholarship is attached to an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership awarded to the British Library for research and cataloguing related to its collection of West African Arabic manuscripts and its forthcoming exhibition: ‘West Africa: Cultures of the Word’.
Application deadline 21st June 2013
for further information see: http://eap.bl.uk/downloads/studentship.pdf