Sources of funding and/or scholarship for African scholars in the paleosciences:
Francis H. Brown African Scholarship for human origins-related research in geology and/or botany
Baldwin Fellowships to support postgraduate education for scholars in countries with limited resources
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University visiting scholars program
University of Cambridge and the Mastercard Foundation: students from economically marginalised communities in Africa to study for a Master’s course at Cambridge
As I see funded PhD positions and job postings for early-career researchers, I will post them here for quick reference.
Most of these come from listservs you can also join! E.g.,
Society for Africanist Archaeologists
There is also a comprehensive list of Postdoctoral opportunities across multiple sciences (some way out of area) maintained here.
This list is not comprehensive and will rapidly become out of date! However, hopefully it can be a resource for someone who happens across my page.
Cambridge University: 18-month post-doc in southern African lithic technology
Oxford University: Associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology
Early Prehistory & Quaternary Ecology at the University of Tübingen: 3 x PhD positions
Harvard University: Assistant Professor in Archaeology (focus on hunter-gatherers/Paleolithic)
ICArEHB (Algarve, Portugal): FOUR post-doctoral positions, one each in Paleobotanics, Paleoproteomics/Biomarkers, Isotope Studies, and Data Science/Modelling (each FIVE years!)
James Madison University: Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology
University of Bergen, Norway (PhD): Middle Stone Age Lithics
University of Bergen, Norway (PhD): Middle Stone Age material culture (southern Africa)
University of Texas at Austin: Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology
George Washington University (Washington, D.C.): Post-doc in Evolutionary Anthropology