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.
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.
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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.
THEME: State of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria
Twenty years into the life of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria, (AESON), the Society will use the 2014 Conference to examine, identify and recommend implementable strategies for addressing the challenges facing agricultural extension practice in Nigeria.
CALL FOR ABSTARCTS
VENUE: FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, NIGERIA
TENTATIVE DATE: 7-12 April, 2014
African Studies PhD Scholarship (Arabic Sources for West African History, West African Manuscripts in the British Library)
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham (incorporating the Centre of West African Studies) and the British Library are pleased to announce a three-year studentship for students commencing their MPhil/PhD in African Studies in September 2014. The studentship is attached to an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership awarded to the British Library for research and cataloguing related to its collection of West African Arabic manuscripts and its forthcoming exhibition: ‘West Africa: Cultures of the Word’. The successful applicant will receive (at UK/EU rate) full tuition fees and maintenance funding (which was £13,726 for 2013/14, increasing annually), plus associated expenses (£550 yearly maintenance payment from AHRC; up to £1,000 per annum from the British Library to cover travel and related costs).
The British Academy is now inviting applications to its International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) Scheme 2013-14.
*Postdoc Research Fellowship
*Visiting Research Scholars with self financial supports in Computer, Electrical, Electronic Engineering
About the CIAPS Commonwealth Scholarship
CIAPS is very pleased to announce the establishment of these awards, as part of the CIAPS Scholars schemes for 2013-14 entry. CIAPS is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. We look for students who are pursuing higher learning so that they can play a part in making their societies and the world a better place.
Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies Doctoral & Postdoctoral Scholarships in Germany, 2014
The Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies offers doctoral & postdoctoral scholarships in 2014. Total 12 scholarships are offered, 10 doctoral scholarships for the duration of 3 years maximum and 2 post-doctoral scholarships for the duration of 2 years maximum. Applicants must hold a completed degree (M.A. or equivalent) with above-average grades in the humanities, preferably literary studies
The University of Edinburgh is offering a number of postgraduate scholarships. Scholarships are open to PhD and MSc by Research students in the History of Art department. Scholarship covers usually with a minimum value of £5,000 and a maximum value of £15,000. The application deadline is 11 April 2014.
So as to support capacity development in Irish Aid programme countries in Africa, each year Irish Aid funds a small number of students to undertake post-graduate study.
Visiting Research Fellowships 2014-15
The Centre of African Studies invites applications for two Visiting Research Fellowships from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge.
First MENA social policy workshop to be held on 3 December 2013 at the University of Bath. Travel Bursaries for PhD students from the UK and overseas are also available.
The Department of Statistics of University of Warwick offers PhD bursaries for UK/EU or overseas students in the UK. The bursary will cover Home/EU or overseas academic fees as appropriate, plus a maintenance allowance of £13,726. Two bursaries are offered for three years (bursary will be renewed at the end of the first year for up to a further two years). Funds might also be made available from this source for successful PhD applicants who have only partial support from elsewhere.
PISCOPIA is a Programme co-funded by the Marie Curie actions under the FP7 Programme of the European Union to attract outstanding junior researchers for a period of 12 or 24 months. The main objective is to reinforce the international dimension of the University of Padova.
The Programme intends to support the most promising young researchers to implement their research project at the University of Padova and to acquire those complementary and transversal skills necessary to start their independent research career.
Manta Ray Media create and build websites, web-based tools and applications for global health, non-profit, development, research and membership organisations.
The aim of Manta Ray Media is to help organisations overcome the challenges they face in interacting, communicating, building communities and sharing knowledge with their audiences by providing the appropriate tools.
The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries and countries through the Quota Scheme.The objective of the scheme is to promote the internationalisation of higher education. Currently, the scheme provides full scholarships for a total of 1 100 students, of which 800 are from developing countries.
Individuals around the world are invited to apply for the 2013 Web Of Life (WOL) Foundation International Annual Essay Competition in the USA. WOL Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization aimed at encouraging dialogue and fresh thinking on subjects related to socio-environmental questions. The annual essay competition is aimed at encouraging young people to tell their story and give the world their point of view.
The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for research in the Humanities in Africa from persons who will be registered as graduate students of the University from October 2014. Students may be registered in any of the following disciplines: African Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies, History, Human Geography, Literature, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies. Proposals must include a major focus on Africa.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. With this call, we are looking for projects led by MSc and PhD scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa, working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (either within Africa or beyond the continent).
The African Studies Centre, University of Oxford is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Ioma Evans-Pritchard/Commonwealth Scholarship. The scholarship is a part of the development of African and Interdisciplinary Studies, and it is hosted at St Anne’s College in conjunction with the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
The Commonwealth Scholarship offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom for the citizens of developing Commonwealth countries is now open for the 2014/2015 session. The Commonwealth Scholarships 2014 cover full tuition fees, maintenance fund to study at a UK university as well as a return air ticket to the scholar’s home country.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
WAAW Foundation has started accepting 2014 scholarship applications. Applications will close November 30th 2013! Hurry and apply now!
The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School offers doctoral fellowships for international students in Germany. Fellowships are provided in the field of urban and regional resilience – managing change for sustainable urban and regional development. Fellowship is offered for three years. Application should be submitted till 15 September 2013.
DocLinks Summer School 2013 pictures are now available on Flickr under this link
Janet Remmington, Regional Director for Africa, Taylor & Francis shares some of the results and feedback from DocLinks Summer School held at University of Helsinki on July 2-5.
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) are pleased to announce the third World Social Science Forum (WSSF) which will take place on African soil in 2015. The WSSF is a global event of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) that brings together researchers and stakeholders in international social science co-operation to address current topical global issues and future priorities for international social science. The Forum promotes innovative and cross-disciplinary work, cross-science collaborations in the natural and human sciences, and engagement with donors and decision makers in the science community worldwide.
The first WSSF organized by ISSC took place in 2009, in Bergen, Norway. CODESRIA, HSRC and the Latin American Council for the Social Sciences (CLACSO) organized a number of panels that added strong Southern voices to the debates at the gathering. The second of these events will be organized and hosted by a Canadian consortium led by the Montreal secretariat of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). It will take place in Montreal, Canada on 13-15 October 2013 and focus on “Social Transformation and the Digital Age”.
In organizing the 2015 World Social Science Forum, CODESRIA and HSRC will be joined by a consortium of universities and research centres from across the African continent.
The theme of the third WSSF will be “Transforming Global Relations for a Just World”.
For further information on the 2015 World Social Science Forum, please contact:
CODESRIA Tel: +221 33 8259822/23
HSRC Tel: +27 12 302 2000
For further details visit here.
New Universities Project, South Africa School of Heritage, Northern Cape
Preliminary Call for Interest
Two new universities will open in South Africa in 2014/2015. These are the first universities to be launched by the South African government since the move to full democracy in 1994, and will be located in the town of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province and the city of Kimberley, Northern Cape Province.
As part of a drive to focus on indigenous histories and culture, Kimberley will open its School of Heritage in 2015/16, initially incorporating qualifications in Field Archaeology and Museum Studies. Provision will also be made for teaching and research in the Palaeosciences. A Centre for Khoisan Research will stand at the heart of the School, offering research opportunities to scholars involved in any discipline related to this subject, including but not limited to ethnography, archaeology, linguistics, politics, gender, sociology, genetics, education, traditional medicine, oral traditions, art, and history. The unit will provide archive and storage space for researchers active in fieldwork within the wider region (including those working with communities or on sites in neighbouring Namibia and Botswana), laboratory, library and research resources (including trained fieldwork assistants), as well as short to medium-term accommodation for both international and local academic visitors.
The School will require permanent lecturing staff in Field Archaeology and Museum Studies from 2015 and/or 2016, and in the Palaeosciences soon after. In addition, the School wishes to make use of sessional lecturers to cover a range of courses and modules, thus providing high-calibre teaching to our students in combination with on-the-ground research opportunities to our sessional staff. We would welcome graduate or undergraduate students who might accompany sessional lecturers to South Africa from their respective home institutions.
Whilst we are still very much in the planning phases as regards staffing, we would like to invite interested parties to contact us. We will be pleased to hear from doctoral or post-doctoral candidates who wish to pursue an academic career involving both teaching and research in South Africa, as well as masters, doctoral or post-doctoral research students currently active in the region.
We are keen to set up collaborations with junior and senior lecturing staff, in particular those within Museum Studies fields (including theory-driven subjects, natural and social histories, and scientific artefact conservation), Khoisan-related disciplines, and the Palaeosciences, with respect to sessional lecturing and research proposals. Departments wishing to discuss potential undergraduate exchange programme initiatives, and Directors of research units, museums or archives housing prehistoric, historic or modern-day indigenous material pertaining to the arid interior of southern Africa interested in establishing a relationship with the new university, are also invited to drop us a line on the following email address:
We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Marcelle Olivier
Academic Programme Manager: School of Heritage, University of the Northern Cape
New Universities Project, South Africa University of the Witwatersrand http://www.newuniversities.ac.za/
The Margaret Mcnamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) invites female students from developing countries who are currently studying in South Africa at the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town, the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Witwatersrand to apply for the MMMF awards grants of approximately US$4,000 each for the academic year 20014.
Deadline - August 14, 2013
The 2014-2015 Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) is now open for applications. The Microsoft scholarships are awarded to support more than 200 PhD students across the region.
Deadline: Applications must be completed, submitted online, and received by September 19, 2013
Register by 1 August 2013
Date: Friday, 27 September 2013
Place: University of York, Ron Cooke Hub Lakehouse
Register at: http://genderconferenceyork.eventbrite.co.uk/
Keynote speakers: Diane Elson (Essex), Ruth Pearson (Leeds), and Sylvia Walby (Lancaster)
This is a one-day postgraduate conference bringing together presentations from PhD and post-doc researchers from the UK and beyond. The conference examines the connections between gender, political economy, and development, with a special focus on the impact of financial crisis. Registration (full day ticket including lunch) is available for £10 until 1 August 2013.
Panel topics include:
-Feminist activism and resistance
-Gender policy in international and regional institutions
-Financial crisis, the third sector and the women's movement
-Care and social reproduction in a neoliberal context
-Cultural reflections on gender and crisis
-Identity, marginality, and neoliberal subjectivities
Sponsored by: The York Department of Politics, the Political Studies Association, the York Annual Fund, and the York Graduate Students' Association
Please see the website for more information or email the convenor, Sydney Calkin (email@example.com)
The ISSC is proud to partner with the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) on a Global Fellowship, and announces the first call for applications for the Fellowship. Talented early career social scientists residing and working in a developing country are encouraged to apply to conduct research for up to six months at the WZB in Berlin.
Deadline for applications is 15 September 2013. More information is in the attached call for applications.For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
'North-South Experiences of Doctoral Training for Development in Africa’ is a study of three models of partnership between Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and higher education institutes in six African countries. The full report is available here.