April 7, 2011

CODESRIA Advanced Research Fellowship Programme for Africans

Advanced Research Fellowship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences, Humanities
Course Level: Graduate (Postdoc fellowship)
Provider: CODESRIA
Country to Study in: Africa

Scholarship Description
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Advanced Research Fellowship Programme is designed to contribute to the reinforcement and promotion of a culture of concentrated and extended reflection among African scholars.

It is particularly targeted at a younger generation of post-doctoral African scholars interested in carrying out advanced research on any aspect of the African social reality, historical or contemporary.

The Council is pleased to announce its 2011 Advanced Research Fellowship Programme and to invite interested scholars based in African universities or research centres to submit applications for consideration for an award.

To be eligible, candidates are expected to be holders of a doctoral degree in any of the social sciences and humanities. The doctoral degree should have been obtained within five years of the date of submission of the application. All applicants are required to be affiliated to an African research institution.

It is especially intended for the young generation of African scholars post-doctoral (Ph.D. holders) who wish to conduct thorough research on any aspect of African social reality.

This program is open to candidates from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. It supports scholars interested in charting new research directions or expand research areas already explored, in order to enhance the level of knowledge on different aspects of historical and contemporary experiences of Africa.

Selection criteria:
In identifying candidates whose applications should be supported, emphasis will be placed on the potential for their proposals to lead to the production of new/original insights.

Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries

Participating Institutions
All approved/accredited universities and research institution in Africa

Fields of study
All disciplines of the Social Sciences and Humanities are supported. Candidates are free to determine the theme on which they wish to work and to specify their preferred methodology for doing so.

Number of awards
For 2011, the Council will award ten grants

Sponsorship duration
The fellowships will be awarded to cover a period of one year, at the end of which a report of publishable quality shall be submitted for evaluation.

Scholarship benefits
For 2011, the Council will offer up to 10 000 USD per grant.

Through the programme, support is offered to scholars interested in charting new research directions or extending on-going research to new heights, the expectation being that this will contribute immensely to enriching the state of knowledge about different aspects of the historical and contemporary experiences of Africa.

Method of Application
Candidates wishing to be considered for the award of a fellowship are requested to submit the following documents.

The deadline date for the 2011/2012 session is 15th August, 2011

Please note:
Candidates are free to choose the topic of their choice and specify the methodology they wish to adopt. During the process of selecting candidates, emphasis will be on originality, innovative ideas contained in the proposals.

At the end of the sponsorship duration (see above), a report of publishable quality shall be submitted for evaluation. Each report is expected to be between 50,000 and 80,000 words long and if accepted for publication will be included in the CODESRIA Book or Monograph Series.

Application Deadline: 15 August 2011
Open to International students: Yes (ONLY Africans)

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