CODESRIA: Textbook Programme call for applications
March 3, 2015
CODESRIA TEXTBOOK PROGRAMME
2015 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
DEADLINE: 26th August 2015
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its programme for the publication of textbooks for use in African universities. The programme is aimed at making available to teachers and students textbooks that are adapted to the African context and the research and learning environment on the continent. It is an important element of CODESRIA’s institutional mandate and publication strategy. Through this programme, the Council aims to contribute to the nurturing of young African researchers as part of a tradition of critical, engaged and rigorous scholarship premised on strong methodological and theoretical foundations.
African researchers are invited to submit their textbook manuscripts to the Council. This programme is for senior scholars with a proven track record of academic achievement and a demonstrable knowledge of the domain in which they wish to produce a textbook. In selecting proposals, the Council will lay emphasis on the value which is likely to be added by the manuscript. Proposals can be submitted by single authors or by a team of contributors. Each textbook can be organized around a discipline, a body of disciplines, or a specific theme. The textbooks will cover the African continent, a sub-region or a specific country.
Applications under the 2015 Textbook Programme should include the following materials:
- A letter of interest including a clear theoretical, methodological and pedagogical justification of the proposed textbook ;
- A textbook manuscript;
- The curriculum vitae of the project coordinator and a bio-sketch of each contributor in the case of a team of contributors;
- Two copies of the publications of the candidate or project coordinator which they consider to be the most significant and relevant to their manuscript proposal.
All applications received will be reviewed by an independent selection committee and those selected will receive funding from CODESRIA. To be eligible under the 2015 Programme, all applications should reach CODESRIA no later than 26th August, 2015. All applications should be sent electronically to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.