SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is announcing 10 doctoral fellowships to begin on October 1st, 2015. The program offers a structured, three-year period of multidisciplinary research combined with an integrated curriculum in Analytical Sciences.
Interdisciplinarity and Methodological Challenges in Area Studies: Summer School and platform to recruit PhD candidates
Deadline: 22 June 2014
Dakar, 1st to 6th September, 2014
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) call for applications for the 1st CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies. The Summer School sets out to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches in research on Africa. It focuses on African Studies as an instance of area studies and seeks to identify themes that are theoretically, conceptually and methodologically relevant to the reflection on the intellectual challenge of Africa as an object of knowledge and its contribution to general scholarship. It is offered with the generous support of the Oumou Dilly Foundation (Switzerland)in cooperation with CODESRIA and aims at strengthening the links between the community of scholars organized in the CODESRIA community and scholars from the African Studies community in Switzerland.
Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and Centre for European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth Venue: Senate House, University of London 14 November 2014
CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS
Venue: University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa 10-12 SEPTEMBER 2014
Conference Theme: South Africa’s democracy at 20: Diagnosis and prognosis
A call is made to authors to submit abstracts for the SAAPS National Conference. Please follow the guidelines below:
•Title of the proposed paper, name of the author(s), email of one author as the contact
•Length: maximum 200 words •Submission deadline: 15 June 2014
•Send to: panel convenor and cc to email@example.com. In the absence of a convenor, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference organisers had called earlier for panel proposals. A number of them were accepted and form part of this call for abstracts. It means that authors can submit abstracts either under one of these panels or under the conference sub-themes mentioned later or in an open category. The conference organisers will later create panels to accommodate all the accepted abstracts.
For more information please visit this link.
ISC would like to invite you to an expert meeting in Brussels on 11 March 2014, to explore potential options for supporting the contribution of venture capital to innovation in Africa and EU-Africa collaboration in advance of the 4th EU-Africa Summit.
Symposium – The Regional Dynamics of Peace and Security in West Africa To be held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana (tbc) 11-14 June 2014
Deadline for submissions - 31 March 2014,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the University of Botswana, the EU-Africa Doctoral Student Network (DocLinks) and the African Network of Agriculture, Agroforestry, and Natural Resources Management (ANAFE) are pleased to announce Call for PhD Course on Global Challenges: Urbanization, Livelihoods and Food Security. The course will take place between July 7th and August 15th 2014. During the first two weeks, the course participants will spend time at home reviewing the literature and preparing for the course. Then between July 28th and August 8th, the students will attend the course in Botswana together with other course participants and facilitators from around the world. The course programme will include lectures, discussions and four field trips. Lastly, the time between August 9th and August 15th, the students will be expected to complete their individual written assignments to successfully complete the course.
AuthorAID is pleased to announce the first set of small grants for 2014. The travel grants are meant for researchers who have an accepted proposal to present at a conference. The workshop grants are meant for researchers or administrators who would like to organize a workshop on a topic related to research communication.
The deadline to apply for both grants is 28 February 2014
Call for Abstracts
Reflections on South Africa’s Agrarian Questions after 20 years of Democracy Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP 14/15 AUGUST 2014
The Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town will be hosting an international workshop which will reflect on South Africa’s land and agrarian questions 20 years after the advent of democracy in South Africa. The workshop will be held in the Centre for African Studies gallery on 14 and 15 August 2014.
Call for Proposals
The African Peacebuilding Network is still accepting proposals for the following two research initiatives: 1) Individual Research Grants and 2) Residential Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014. APPLY NOW
A new round of Newton International Fellowships - an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers - has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.
The closing date for applications is Monday 10 March 2014
University of Birmingham
15-17 May 2014 Call for papers
The annual Cadbury conference will take place at the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham, from 15 to 17 May 2014. This year’s theme is Class in Africa: a reassessment.
The British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate Network is pleased to announce a call for papers its 2014 Annual Conference, to be held in Dublin on the 17th June. The theme is of the conference is ‘conflict’, in all of its manifestations across international political studies. As such, ‘conflict’ could relate to environmental, gender, health, legal or development politics, amongst many other issues and theoretical interpretations of conflict.
Up to four scholarships annually are available to full-time UCL MPhil/PhD and EngD students from any country wishing to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research. Training should be of one year's duration to permit sustained exposure to the new discipline.
BIEA SEMINAR - Friday 6th December 2013
Professor Stuart Ward & Christian Damm Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
Chair: Professor Ambreena Manji, British Institute in Eastern Africa
Date: Friday, 6 December 2013
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi
This seminar focuses on two talks by Prof. Stuart Ward and Christian Damm Pedersen, both historians from Copenhagen University, Denmark. Both speakers are part of a collaborative research project at Copenhagen University on 'Embers of empire: The receding frontiers of post-imperial Britain', funded by the Velux Foundation.