TFCSA financially supports the annual Africa conference, presently convening at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). The conference draws participants from all over the world and from various disciplines and professions, and is open to the general public. Each year the conference focus is on a different theme, e.g. poverty and empowerment, gender and sexuality, popular cultures, diseases and health in Africa.
The Center will also provide grants for promising scholars to attend the UT Africa Conference. [Information about 2013 conference grant]
The center will also provide financial assistance to other African studies conferences run by colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide. The Center will support conferences that promote new directions in scholarship, provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Grant(s) may be used for any expense incurred by the applicant related to organizing and running the conference (e.g., programs, accommodations, transportation, keynote speakers, workshops).