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Sharjah, UAE – [28 May 2024] - The Africa Institute, Global Studies University (GSU), in Sharjah, UAE, has received a substantial multi-year grant of $180,000 from the Open Society Foundations. This generous support will fund a new fellowship program until September 2026 to tackle the complex and ongoing debate surrounding African cultural heritage and repatriation. "We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of the Open Society Foundations," said Hoor Al Qasimi, President of The Africa Institute (GSU). "This grant will enable us to launch a vital fellowship program that brings together scholars and practitioners to explore complex issues surrounding cultural restitution and reparation, specifically related to African art and artifacts."