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2015 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin SALSA Doctoral Fellowship in Berlin

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.

Posted on June 23, 2015, 5:02 p.m., by evelina

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.

Posted on May 16, 2014, 2:32 p.m., by admin

Connected histories of decolonisation workshop

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

Posted on April 17, 2014, 12:58 p.m., by admin



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 In the absence of a convenor, please send it to

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.

Posted on April 17, 2014, 12:52 p.m., by admin

Venture Capital for Innovation in Africa: The Case of Radio Astronomy

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.

Posted on March 6, 2014, 4:33 p.m., by admin

Call for Papaers - Symposium – The Regional Dynamics of Peace and Security in West Africa

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,

Posted on Feb. 28, 2014, 11:54 a.m., by admin


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.

Posted on Feb. 24, 2014, 11:58 a.m., by admin

AuthorAID Call for Applications - First Set of Grants for 2014

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

Posted on Feb. 6, 2014, 12:19 p.m., by admin

Reflections on South Africa’s Agrarian Questions after 20 years of Democracy

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


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.

Posted on Feb. 5, 2014, 1:45 p.m., by admin

The African Peacebuilding Network

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

Posted on Jan. 27, 2014, 3:29 p.m., by admin

Call for applications to Newton International Fellowships

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

Posted on Jan. 27, 2014, 3:18 p.m., by admin

Cadbury Conference on ‘Class in Africa: A Reassessment’

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.

Posted on Jan. 2, 2014, 1:14 p.m., by admin

2014 BISA PGN Conference in Dublin

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.

Posted on Dec. 11, 2013, 5:18 p.m., by admin

2014-2015 UCL Cross-disciplinary International PhD Scholarship in UK

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.

Posted on Dec. 4, 2013, 1:52 p.m., by admin

Embers Of Empire: Towards A World History Of End Of Britain

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.

Posted on Dec. 4, 2013, 1:30 p.m., by admin

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