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Call For Abstracts: International Conference on Education for Research for Development in Africa

August 23, 2016

ICERDA 2016 is the 2nd annual International Conference on Education for Research for Development in Africa. ICERDA 2016 provides a unique space for new and established education researchers to meet and disseminate research that addresses and develops critical discourses on education for development in Africa. 

2016 THEME: Towards a vision of education for sustainable development in Africa. 

 

Call for Papers: Critical African Studies

August 22, 2016

Critical African Studies

Call: Systematic Reviews for DFID

July 4, 2016

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty and commissions world-class research that directly improves people’s lives. The DFID Systematic Review Programme aims to strengthen evidence-informed policy making through the production of high quality and policy relevant evidence synthesis products.

With this aim in mind, DFID has awarded the EPPI-Centre the contract to commission its next round of systematic reviews, to provide training and support for the review teams, and to quality assure their work. We shall be working with DFID to identify unanswered questions that are important to policy and can usefully be addressed by systematic reviews. The first questions relate to the area of:Women's economic empowerment

   

Call for Applications: BIEA Thematic Research Grants

June 9, 2016

The British Institute in Eastern Africa invites applications for funding for research projects that engage with one or more of the following thematic areas:

  1. Everyday States
  2. Bio-Cultural Frontiers
  3. Land, Heritage ad Memory
  4. Spending Time
  5. Connections and Disconnections

BISA African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize

June 9, 2016

The British International Studies Association (BISA) African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize is awarded for the best paper on a topic related to Africa, presented at either the BISA Postgraduate Network Conference or the BISA Annual Conference, by a postgraduate student (i.e. prior to graduation with a PhD).

Call for Applications: Haycock Research Grant: Sudan and South Sudan

April 27, 2016

The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for grants from the Haycock Fund, to support projects of research in Sudan/South Sudan. Applications may be for any sum between £1,000 and £9,000 pounds sterling, and may be made in respect of research projects in any area of the humanities and social sciences. Please note that we are not able to fund projects of medical research, or educational work. BIEA places a strong premium on value for money, and applicants should note that we expect to make two or three awards, and that the total sum available for award is only £10,000.

Call for Applications: CODESRIA/CASB Summer School

April 14, 2016

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 2nd CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa.

The Summer School sets out to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches in research on Africa, but also on other regions of the world undertaken from within the African continent. 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 while inquiring into the relevance of the findings to African approaches to other regions.

The African Critical Inquiry Programme

April 8, 2016

Call for Proposals:TO ORGANIZE A WORKSHOP

Closing Date: Monday 2 May 2016

The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organize a workshop to take place in 2017.

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016

April 8, 2016

African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare

CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference will explore aspects of medicine and healthcare, traditional and western, historic and contemporary and their traces in the documentary and digital records in all regions of Africa

Deadline: 30 April

Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing

April 8, 2016

Call for Applications

Deadline: 30th April 2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the twenty-seventh session of its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing.

Gender, Diseases and Public Health Governance in Africa

April 8, 2016

CODESRIA Gender institute

Topic: Gender, Diseases and Public Health Governance in Africa
Date: 4th -15th July, 2016
Venue: Dakar, Senegal

Call for applications: Session 2016

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Call for Applications - 2016 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing

February 5, 2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the twenty-seventh session of its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing. 

DEADLINE: 30th APRIL 2016

BIEA: Thematic Research Grants

December 17, 2015

The British Institute in Eastern Africa invites applications for funding for research projects that engage with one or more of the following thematic areas:

  1. Everyday States
  2. Bio-Cultural Frontiers
  3. Land, Heritage ad Memory
  4. Spending Time
  5. Connections and Disconnections

Call for Papers: 2nd Annual Symposium of the West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN)

November 16, 2015

2nd Annual Symposium of the West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN)

Peace Support Operations in West Africa

WAPSN is organizing its second annual symposium in Accra, Ghana, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in early May 2016 (5-7 May tbc).

Call For Papers: Africa N’Ko

October 28, 2015

Africa N’Ko

The Project

Call for Papers

Africa N’Ko: Africa in the World

Translation: disputing the sense of African social realities

Dakar, 3- 6 December 2015

Submission by 15th November 2015

ASA-UK Conference - Call for papers for panels under Peace, Protest and Political Struggle Stream

October 13, 2015

 

The ASAUK biennial conference will be held at the University of Cambridge (Robinson College) and will run from 14.00 on Wednesday 7 September 2016 to 15.30 on Friday 9 September 2016. It will coincide with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Cambridge Centre for African Studies.

Call for Papers: Art and Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Fiction

October 1, 2015

Scholars are invited to examine the ramifications of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s creative outputs from a variety of perspectives, and contribute to this classic anthology, articles that show penetrating understanding of her art and ideology from (but not limited to) feminism to war, matters of interpenetrability of myths and perceptions, challenges of multicultural existence and complex human diversities in broad and unique contexts.

Guidelines

  • Length: Articles should not exceed 5000 words.
  • Format: Articles should be double spaced throughout. Use the same typeface and size throughout the article. Italics are preferred to underlines for titles of books.
  • Style: UK or US spellings, but be consistent. Direct quotations should retain the spelling used in the original source. Check the accuracy of your citations and always give the source, date, and page number in the text and a full reference in the works cited at the end of the article. Italicize titles of books or plays. Use single inverted commas throughout except for quotations within quotations which are double. Avoid subtitles or subsection headings within the text.
  • References: All references/works cited should be listed in full at the end of the article, in the following style:

Surname, name/initial, title of work, place: publisher, date.

Surname, name/initial, ‘title of article’. In surname, name/initial (ed.) title of work.Place of publication, publisher, date. 
Or: Surname, name/initial, ‘title of article’, Journal, vol. no.: page no.

Articles should be sent as e-mail attachments – – Word document to:eernest@umflint.edu .Brief personal profile should be submitted with the article but as separate attachment.

Deadline: 23 October 2015.

CALL FOR PAPERS BIEA Annual PhD Conference 2015

August 4, 2015

The forthcoming PhD conference will offer emerging research scholars and PhD candidates working  in Kenya and East Africa an opportunity to re-consider the legacy, significance  and use of notions of ‘centre-periphery’ as they relate to their research. We welcome submissions across a range of disciplines and themes.

To apply please submit a title, abstract by 31 August 2015

Global Knowledge Exchange Network (GKEN) 5th Conference

July 20, 2015

The 5th GKEN International Multidisciplinary Conference & Workshop will take place for the first time in Africa at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 14th  & 15th  of December, followed by a workshop at Jimma University on the 17th & 18th of December 2015.

The theme for the 5th conference is “Connecting “Knowledge and Innovation” (K&I) 2015”

Call for papers dealine is 31st July 2015

CODESRIA: Visiting professorships in the humanities and social sciences Call for Proposals

July 15, 2015

Under its newly launched African Diaspora Support to African Universities program, the Council for the Development of Social Science research in Africa (CODESRIA), is pleased to invite interested African scholars in the Diaspora to submit proposals for visiting professorships to African Universities.

CODESRIA: Academic freedom in Africa - call for papers

July 7, 2015

Call for Papers

International Conference

Academic Freedom in Africa: 25 Years after the Kampala Declaration

Issues, Challenges and Prospects

27-28 November 2015, Kampala, Uganda 

Call for Applications - CARTA PhD Fellowships 2015/2016

July 1, 2015

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research.

Further information and application form can be found here

Economic Justice in Africa: Globalization, the State and Civil Society

June 24, 2015

In partnership with the OSISA Economic Justice Programme CODESRIA is pleased to announce the organization of an Economic Justice Institute in Durban, South Africa from September 7-18, 2015.  The theme of the Institute is ‘Economic justice in Africa: globalization, the state and civil society,’ and it will be held on the margins of the World Social Science Forum in Durban co-hosted by HSRC and CODESRIA and whose theme is "Transforming global relations for a just world”. CODESRIA invites applications for participation in the institute.

 

Critical African Studies - Call for Papers: Special Issue

June 22, 2015

Critical African Studies is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for their special issue that will focus on the proliferation of African digital arts in the 21st century, with digital arts understood in a broad context. 

Strengthening Phd Programmes in African Universities

June 22, 2015

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the call for applications from research laboratories and doctoral schools in African universities for the first phase of its initiative to support research in the social sciences and humanities.

Deadline: 21st august, 2015

Call for Applications: 2015 Session

UK – South Africa Researcher Links Grants for Travel and Hosting of Scientific Events 2015

June 3, 2015

These grants will support mobility and hosting of workshops, and are designed to provide financial support for researchers in the UK and South Africa
Opening Date: Monday, 1 June, 2015
Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 June, 2015
Further informaiton here
 

8th South-South Institute: Call for applications

March 9, 2015

8th South-South Institute "Inequality and Social Justice: Perspectives from the Global South". Call for applications

Date: September 11 –18 2015
Venue: Durban, South Africa 

2015 South-South Scholarships

March 9, 2015

The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) announce the launch of the 2015 session of the South-South Scholarships for research on the theme “Education, public policy and rights. Challenges for the South” 

REGISTRATION CLOSURE DATE: 31 March 2015

CODESRIA: Textbook Programme call for applications

March 3, 2015

CODESRIA TEXTBOOK PROGRAMME 2015 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE: 26th August 2015

All applications should be sent electronically to the following address: text.book@codesria.sn.  

CODESRIA: Call for applications

February 18, 2015

Topic: Cybersecurity, Sovereignty and Democratic Governance in Africa

Date: 27 July – 7 August 2015

Venue: Dakar, Senegal

The deadline for the submission of applications is 30th April, 2015. Selected applicants will be notified in the last week of May 2015. Laureates are expected to use the month of June to carry out their fieldwork or collect information to prepare a draft research paper to be presented during the Institute. This draft research paper should be submitted to CODESRIA not later than 15th July, 2015. Laureates will be expected to work on this document (and not on the abstract of the proposal) and prepare it for publication during the Institute.

 

Call for Papers for Second Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

February 9, 2015

General conference theme: ““Africa: Looking East or West””

Conference Venue: Kisii University (KSU) Main Campus, Kisii Kenya
Organized and hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor and other faculties at Kisii University, this 2nd Interdisciplinary International Conference will be held between June 24 to 27, 2015 at Kisii University Main Campus, Kisii, Kenya. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2015 to Prof. Maurice Amutabi at mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

CODESRIA National Working Group: Call for 2015 proposals

February 4, 2015

CODESRIA invites proposals for the constitution of NWGs under its 2015 grants competition. The Council particularly desires proposals that seek to weld structured empirical research into innovative theoretical reflections on important national issues.

All proposals for CODESRIA’s 2015 NWG competition should be sent electronically to CODESRIA at nwg@codesria.sn by 15 March, 2015 at the latest.

CODESRIA: African Diaspora Support to African Universities Programme

February 4, 2015

Call for Joint Proposals for Research Networks and Projects in Higher Education, The Humanitites and Social Sciences. 

Under its newly launched African Diaspora Support to African Universities, the Council for the Development of Social Science research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to invite interested scholars universities to submit proposals for joint research projects.

Deadline: 15th March

EISA 2015- Section on Feminist Global Political Economy

January 6, 2015

Call for Paper, Panel, and Roundtable Proposals 

EISA 2015- Section on Feminist Global Political Economy  

9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

'The Worlds of Violence' 

Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 September 2015, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy

Organised by the European International Studies Association

in cooperation with the University of Catania

BISA Postgraduate Network Annual Conference 2015

December 16, 2014

We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the BISA PGN Africa & International Studies
Working Group. We encourage submissions to address inequality in all its forms and from
different angles.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Wednesday 14th January 2015

Humanitarianism and Development Research Group: Call for papers

December 16, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: SOCIAL CHANGE FROM BELOW AND ABOVE: INTERROGATING REVOLUTION AND POLITICAL SPACE

This is a call for papers for PGR students and early-career researchers who wish to present at a workshop, 21st - 22nd May 2015 on the above theme broadly defined. 

Expressions of interest, potential paper titles and provisional asbtracts (300 words) need to be submitted by 27th February 2015

BISA Working Group: ECAS Conference July 2015

December 16, 2014

BISA Africa and Int. Studies Working Group invite you to submit a paper to the panel entitled ‘Peasant Movements and Resistance in the Age of Neo-liberal Enclosure: new challenges and new strategies’ for the 6th ECAS conference (European African Studies)

Submission deadline: 9th January 2015

Call for research concept notes in Eastern Africa

November 6, 2014

Call for research concept notes regarding nutrition-relevent policy and action in Eastern Africa. Deadline: 21st November 2014

Call for Papers: Harder, Faster, Deeper, Stronger: Ecological Restructuring and the Primary Sector

October 21, 2014

Harder, Faster, Deeper, Stronger: Ecological Restructuring and the Primary Sector

A call for papers for a session at the Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, Chicago, 21-25 April 2015

Organized by Beatriz Bustos (Universidad de Chile) and Gavin Bridge (Durham University)

MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2014/15

October 21, 2014

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards. Closing date: 27th November 2014

 

Call for papers for TNI's State of Power report

October 7, 2014

In 2014/2015, TNI is opening up the call to the public, particularly the progressive academic community, in order to pull in the best analysis on power. Final essays due on 1st December 2014.

Pursuing Justice in Africa Conference

October 7, 2014

The focus of the conference is on the many and varied actors pursuing visions of justice in Africa – their aspirations, divergent practices and articulations of international and vernacular idioms of justice. They welcome papers from a range of disciplines, including - but not limited to - anthropology, history, law, criminology and politics. 

To apply please send a 300-word abstract to pursuingjusticeinafrica@gmail.com by 28 November 2014

Southern Africa beyond the West

September 26, 2014

Political, Economic & Cultural Relationships with the BRICS Countries & the Global South 

5-11 August 2015, Livingstone, Zambia

You are invited to apply to attend the inaugural writing workshop for emerging Southern African scholars hosted in conjunction with the Journal of Southern African Studies 1st Biennial Conference.

BIEA PhD Student Forum Conference 2014

September 26, 2014

Insecurity, Anxiety and Uncertainty in Kenya

10-11 October 2014 British Institute in Eastern Africa, Kileleshwa, Nairobi CALL FOR PAPERS

 BIEA is pleased to announce PhD Student Forum conference ‘Insecurity, Anxiety and Uncertainty in Kenya’, to be held 10-11 October 2014 at the BIEA offices, Nairobi.

BISA 40th Anniversary Conference 2015

September 26, 2014

The Worlds of Inequality

16th to 19th June 2015, London UK

Call for Papers, Panels & Roundtables

TIME JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

August 13, 2014

Invitation for submissions

Time Journal of Social Sciences (TJSS) which is peer-reviewed open access journal for original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of Social Sciences, invites submissions of articles.

Forum on higher education and international development

July 31, 2014

Call for papers

Date: Friday 24th October

Location: Institute of Education, London

Sponsored by the Education and Development Forum (UKFIET), this event brings together academics and policymakers to present cutting-edge research in the field, discuss key issues and debate the role of higher education in development.

Africa Works! 2014

July 25, 2014

16 and 17 October 2014

Invitation: call for proposal for workshop discussions

The Netherlands African Business Council and the African Studies Centre will be organizing the second edition of the Africa Works! conference this fall.

Writing for Liberty Conference

July 1, 2014

Call for Papers

Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research Lancaster University, 17-18 April 2015

Keynote speaker: Véronique Tadjo, University of the Witwatersrand

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

June 10, 2014

Journal of African Union Studies invites contributions to Volume 3, No.1-2, 2014.

Deadline for submisions 30June 2014

Open access journals in humanities and social science

June 10, 2014

The British Academy presents a report investigating some of the issues involved in open access publishing, which seeks to examine various practical issues and difficulties that may arise, using the example of twelve disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

There are separate ethical, financial and practical arguments in favour of developing open-access provision. At the same time, various difficulties have been identified in practice, focussing on undesired consequences of the desired aims. This report looks at which risks might hinder the process and expansion of open access as it is currently proposed. It focuses above all on 'green' open access policies (the posting of post-peer-review author-accepted manuscripts, on the internet in University repositories, after embargo periods). The report goes on to warn that if UK open-access policies are followed too rigidly, this will, in some disciplines at least, undermine the international reach and thus standing of the country's research.

Call for Applications for the Third Global Economic Governance Capacity Building Workshop

May 30, 2014

Deadline: 13 June 2014

The Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, together with the South African Institute for International Affairs, leading foreign policy research institute on the African continent, invites government officials, academics, researchers and officials from relevant civil society organisations to apply for a capacity building workshop on:

Global Economic Governance: A Focus on African Countries

'Africa's great awakening': Historicising the 'Africa Rising' debate

May 28, 2014

This panel invites papers which consider any number of the multifaceted issues associated with the 'Africa Rising' narrative.

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Dr Clive Gabay c.gabay@qmul.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Governmentality Workshop

May 21, 2014

25-26th September 2014, University of Bristol

Postcolonial Governmentality: Theory, Sites and Practices

This workshop was inspired by the need for further collaboration between academics to understand how both governmentality and postcolonial approaches are key to understanding contemporary governance.

Please apply by 20th July with abstracts of no more than 200 words and a short biography. Full papers will need to be submitted by 10th September

Interdisciplinarity and Methodological Challenges in Area Studies

May 16, 2014

Summer School and platform to recruit PhD candidates

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.

Deadline: 22 June 2014

Dakar, 1st to 6th September, 2014

2014 Child and Youth Institute: African Perspectives of Early Childhood Care and Education

May 16, 2014

Theory, Discourse, Policy and Practice for Children from Birth to Three Years

Call for applications

Application deadline - 30th June 2014

Date: 15 – 26 September, 2014 Venue: Dakar, Senegal

Codesria 2014 Democratic Governance Institute

May 16, 2014

Call for Applications

Deadline: 13th June, 2014

Theme: Building more resilient societies: human security and risk management in Africa

Date: 04 - 15 August 2014 Venue: Dakar, Senegal

CODESRIA Methodology Workshop Series

May 16, 2014

Training the Trainers

Theme: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Science Research

Deadline: 30 May 2014

Venue: Dakar, Senegal - Date: 1st – 5th September, 2014

2014 South-South Scholarships Award for researchers

May 16, 2014

Deadline: June 1st, 2014

2014 South-South Scholarships Award for researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia: Work and Welfare in the South

TRICONTINENTAL SCHOLARLY COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM ACADEMIC COOPERATION BETWEEN LATIN AMERICA / AFRICA / ASIA PROGRAM

ASAUK 2014 panel on 'The political economy of economic fraud in neoliberal Africa'

May 6, 2014

Call for Submissions

ASAUK 2014 panel on 'The political economy of economic fraud in neoliberal Africa'

All interested parties should contact Dr. Jörg Wiegratz (Leeds) at <J.Wiegratz@leeds.ac.uk

Call for papers - Africa Research Forum symposium, University of Lincoln

May 6, 2014

Africa Research Forum at the University of Lincoln is organising a one day symposium to be held on Friday 27th June 2014 and is inviting submissions for papers at this event.  The theme is broadly Africa, so, any topic you choose to speak on will be welcomed.

Deadline for submissions is 12 May 2014

International Studies Association 56th Annual Convention

April 25, 2014

Call for Proposals

February 18th - 21st, 2015, New Orleans Amitav Acharya, ISA President Pinar Bilgin, Program Co-Chair L. H. M. Ling, Progam Co-Chair

Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2014

LIDC Fellowship Scheme 2014

April 17, 2014

Small grants for interdisciplinary projects in international development

Applications are now open for the LIDC Fellowship Scheme 2014!

The Scheme aims to support new collaborative research projects in international development between academics from at least two different Blommsbury Colleges - LIDC members.

South Africa’s democracy at 20: Diagnosis and prognosis

April 17, 2014

CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS

NATIONAL CONFERENCE, SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF POLITICAL STUDIES (SAAPS)

Venue: University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa

10-12 SEPTEMBER 2014

 Conference Theme: South Africa’s democracy at 20: Diagnosis and prognosis

Nigeria Research Day - Call For Papers

April 17, 2014

June 21st 2014, University College London

 UCL and SOAS Departments of Politics and International Studies invites participants to a day-long workshop to showcase and discuss new research on Nigeria holding on June 21, 2014 at University College London.

Connected histories of decolonisation workshop

April 17, 2014

Deadline - 13 June 2014

The recent rise of global history has prompted much reflection amongst imperial historians about the interconnections and cross-influences that existed between and amongst past empires, stretching across vast spatial and chronological frameworks. Taking as its starting point this new trend in historical research, this workshop will explore the connections, entanglements and transnational links between different twentieth century decolonisation processes. In particular, this study day seeks to bring to light the ways in which people, ideas and practices, from both the global North and South, crossed national and colonial borders, and how these connections, in turn, impacted upon on the decline of European colonialism. By going beyond a narrow, nation-state perspective, this workshop aims to break down boundaries in the history of decolonisation, challenging, for example, the divides between the British, French and Portuguese empires, but also, more widely, binaries such as colonial/ post-colonial, metropole/ periphery, coloniser/ colonised.

Davies Papers of the Africa Series

April 3, 2014

The DDMI has launched The Davies Papers, a working papers series named in honour of David Davies.

Latin American Conference on Political Ecology

March 28, 2014

Santiago de Chile, between the 22nd and 24th of October, 2014

The Conference is part of the ENTITLE activities and is organised by the ENTITLE partner at the Geography Department, University of Chile.

The Call can be accessed here

2014 Distance Learning Scholarships

March 21, 2014

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT on 31 May 2014

LIDC Fellowship Scheme 2014 is now open for applications

March 11, 2014

small grants are available for teams of researchers from Bloomsbury Colleges to work on interdisciplinary projects in international development.

Applications close on 23 April 2014.

LSE-UCT July school

March 11, 2014

LSE-UCT Summer School in Cape Town, South Africa

30 June -11 July 2014:

British Academy Research Projects

March 7, 2014

New Call for Proposals

The programme of Academy Research Projects currently gives academic recognition and modest financial support to about 50 projects.

The closing date for completed Outline Stage applications is Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Africa Research Day, University of London

March 6, 2014

Call for Papers

Monday April 29 2013

Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Deadline for applying: March 8 2013

ASAUK Biennial Conference 2014

March 6, 2014

ASAUK Biennial Conference 2014 will be held at the University of Sussex 9-11 September 2014. The Call for papers is now open until the 25th April 2014. There are still spaces available for panels.

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

February 28, 2014

To be held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana (tbc)

11-14 June 2014

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2014

CfA: Three-year PhD scholarship on the politics of international state-building

February 26, 2014

Applications are sought for a fully funded three-year PhD scholarship. The scholarship is available to work at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University (Australia).

Applications can be submitted at any time before and up to 14 March 2014.

‘Sustainable Development and Maritime Insecurity: concepts, actors and an emerging research agenda’

February 26, 2014

Call for Participants

Wednesday 12th March, 2014

 09:30-17:00 hrs – Coventry University

CALL FOR PHD COURSE ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES: URBANIZATION, LIVELIHOODS AND FOOD SECURITY

February 24, 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.

The deadline for the submission is 30th of April

BNET Commonwealth Fellowship opportunity

February 6, 2014

The ACU, in conjunction with the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET), is pleased to announce the second BNET Commonwealth Fellowship, tenable at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Applications should be made no later than 28 February 2014

Young Scholars Think Piece Series

February 6, 2014

UNRISD invites contributions from postgraduate students (Master’s degree and higher) to its Young Scholars Think Piece Series.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (CET) on 21 March 2014

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

February 5, 2014

Call for Abstracts

Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP 14/15 AUGUST 2014

Deadline for Abstracts is 15 February 2014 and 1 July 2014 for the full paper

Call for applications to Newton International Fellowships

January 27, 2014

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

Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro)

January 21, 2014

 Announcement of Opportunity: Consortium Grants 2014

Closing date: Monday 3 March 2014 16:00 UK local time (GMT/UTC)

Outline proposals are invited for a new funding round as part of the Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor in sub-Saharan Africa research programme funded by DFID, NERC and ESRC.

Texts, Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid

January 21, 2014

40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA), April 9-13, 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Simon Gikandi (Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University)

Njabulo Ndebele (Novelist and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Archive and Public Culture, University of Cape Town)

African Archaeology without Frontiers

January 9, 2014

14th Congress of Pan African Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies, and 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, Braamfontein Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 14–18 July 2014

Deadline: 31 January 2014

The Cadbury Conference - Class in Africa: A Reassessment

January 2, 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.

Deadline: 14 February 2014

Call for Papers-The Postcolonialist

December 18, 2013

The Postcolonialist welcomes contributions in fields including but not limited to language and literature, visual and performing arts, film, political science, media, anthropology and sociology.

Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) 5th Annual Postgraduate Conference

December 12, 2013

Tuesday 25th March 2014

"Multidisciplinary Insights into International Development: Reconciling the Divided Priorities of One Global Nation"

Call for Papers

Deadline 24th January 2014

2014 BISA PGN Conference in Dublin

December 11, 2013

The British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate Network is pleased to announce a call for papers for its 2014 Annual Conference, to be held in Dublin on the 17th June

The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis

December 4, 2013

30 June – 2 July 2014, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield

The Third SPERI Annual Conference: Call for abstracts

The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis

November 29, 2013

30 June – 2 July 2014, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield

Invitation to submit a paper or panel proposal for the third SPERI annual conference 'The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis'.

Deadline - Friday 31 January 2014

VEF JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

November 18, 2013

 Call for Paper

The VEF Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of scientific excellence in all indicated areas of interest for her Number 1 of 2014 edition to be published before 31st of January 2014.

International Partnership and Mobility Scheme

November 11, 2013

The British Academy is now inviting applications to its International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) Scheme 2013-14. The application form is now available on the Academy’s online e-GAP application system: https://egap.britac.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Governmentality Panel for the BISA Annual Conference

November 5, 2013

Dublin, Ireland 18th - 20th June 2014

This panel invites papers that illustrate how postcolonial approaches and sites are valuable to understanding the practices of global governance.  

NEW JOURNAL ON GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA

November 5, 2013

A new journal Governance in Africa (GiA) is now taking submissions online through the dedicated website at www.govafricajournal.org.

Call for Papers: ASAUK 2014 – Theorising Africa

November 4, 2013

Papers are encouraged from all disciplines.

ASAUK 2014 call for papers will close in April 2014

University of Cambridge Centre of African Studies Visiting Research Fellowships

October 22, 2013

 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 closing date for applications is 03 January 2014

The Davies Papers: Africa Series

October 22, 2013

The David Davies Memorial Institute has launched the ‘Africa Series’ of The Davies Papers, an online working paper series named in honour of David Davies.

Call for posts for Africa at LSE blog

October 22, 2013

Africa@LSE is looking to commission some articles and
series for the Michaelmas term.

SPERI Annual Conference: Call for proposals

October 22, 2013

The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis

30 June – 2 July 2014

Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield

Workshop call for participants

October 8, 2013

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.

Call for Paper Abstracts:

October 8, 2013

Neighbours and neighbourliness in Africa

African Studies Association (ASA) of the UK biennial conference, 9-11 September 2014

BISA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2014

September 20, 2013

The British International Studies Association is very pleased to announced that the Call for Paper, Panel and Roundtable proposals for the 2014 Annual Conference is now open.

Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders

September 12, 2013

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Pre-proposal deadline: September 30th, 2013

ASAUK Biennial Conference 2014: Call for Panels and Papers

September 3, 2013

The ASAUK biennial conference will be held at the University of Sussex and will run from 2pm on Tuesday Sept 9th to 3.30 pm on Thursday 11th September 2014.

Preliminary Call for Interest: New Universities Project, South Africa

August 27, 2013

Two new universities will open in South Africa in 2014/15. 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.

Next Gen Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2014

July 31, 2013

Carnegie Corporation of New York is funding three distinct competitive
fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty of African
academics working on peace, security and development issues.

The deadline for applications is December 1st 2013

Call for Applications: IZA/DFID Short Course on Evaluation of Training Programs

July 31, 2013

The IZA/DFID Program on Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries is sponsoring a one-day "IZA/DFID Conference on Training Programs and Labor Markets in Africa: Evidence and Policy Lessons" on Friday December 13, 2013.

Deadline: September 4, 2013

IDRC Science Journalism Internships in Canada 2013-2014

July 30, 2013

IDRC funds research activities that are designed to directly benefit developing countries and Canadian citizens. The organization focuses on collaborative partnerships and projects proposed by research institutions and individuals.

The fund is to support developing countries’ researchers.

Early Career Scholars - Writing Workshop

July 26, 2013

16 -18 September 2013,

Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Call for Applications: The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) invite applications to attend a writing workshop for early career scholars to be held in Meqele on 16-18 September 2013, in collaboration with Mekelle University.

ASAUK is currently organising a writing workshop in Meqelle to assist early career scholars to prepare material for publication in international journals. The ASAUK is committed to enhancing academic links between British and African institutions and to increasing representation in British journals of work by scholars based in Africa. Previous ASAUK workshops in the UK and in other parts of Africa have been extremely well received and there has been a strong demand for places.

Call for Submissions

July 24, 2013

The Postcolonialist welcomes contributions in fields including but not limited to language and literature, visual and performing arts, film, political science, gender studies, media, and sociology. Pieces may be journalistic, editorial, or academic.

Deadline: September 15, 2013

Global Fellowship - call for applications

July 18, 2013

The ISSC announces the first call for applications for the Fellowship. Deadline for applications is 15 September 2013. More information is in the attached call for applications.

For further information please contact issc@worldsocialscience.org.

Association for Asian Studies, 27-30 March 2014, Philadelphia Call for Papers

July 18, 2013

"China and the Shifting of Development Paradigms"
This panel will critically analyse how China’s emergence as a significant development actor across the developing world has reshaped our understanding of developmental practices and accompanying paradigms.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Funding for Researchers)

July 16, 2013

The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for research funding for projects ranging between September 2013 and December 2013. The applications should reach BIEA by the closing date of 30 July 2013.

Food (In)Security Research Network: International and trans-disciplinary perspectives

July 15, 2013

Call for papers:

16th October 2013, UN World Food Day

University of Warwick, Coventry

This one-day conference, supported by the BISA-PGN and GEM PhD School, will be the starting point for a new multi-disciplinary postgraduate community where members come together to discuss important issues and ideas related to their research on food security.

Deadline for sending abstracts - July 31

Accepted proposals will be notified by 20 August 2013

CFP: Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry

July 10, 2013

Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry -
‘New Topographies of the Postcolonial’
CALL FOR PAPERS

The deadline for submission of the essay is September 30, 2013.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Funding for Researchers)

July 10, 2013

The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for research funding for projects beginning between September 2013 and December 2013.

The application deadline is  30 July 2013.

Early Career Scholars Writing Workshop

July 8, 2013

16 -18 September 2013,
Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Call for Applications: The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK), in collaboration with Mekelle University, invite applications to attend a writing workshop for early career scholars to be held in Meqele, Tigray, on 16-18 September 2013.
The writing workshop will bring together the editors of Africa, Journal of Modern African Studies, Journal of East African Studies, Journal of African Cultural Studies, Annales d’Éthiopie and Aethiopica in order to support doctoral and recent post-doctoral students as well as junior staff based universities in the Horn of African in preparing articles for submission and eventual publication in Africanist and International journals.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 8 July 2013

 

Call for Applications for ASAUK Teaching Fellowship Scheme, 2013-14

June 24, 2013

The ASAUK is  offering £9,000 to support a teaching fellowship in the Social Sciences or  Humanities for a UK-based academic to work in an African university. Deadline for applications is 15th November 2013. Applicants will be notified by 15th December. Anticipated start date - between January and April 2014.

Writing workshop for early career scholars - Birmingham

June 19, 2013

Call for Applications: The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) invite applications to attend a writing workshop for early career scholars to be held at the University of Birmingham on 3rd September 2013. Deadline: 5pm, 12 July 2013.

Call for Applications: Social movements and the position of the researcher, Basel

June 14, 2013

The University of Basel’s Centre for African Studies and the Research Group on Political Transformation at the Institute of Social Anthropology invite PhD students and postdocs to two days of vigorous debate. 17 - 18 September 2013. Deadline for applications: 15 July 2013.

Early Career Scholars - Writing Workshop Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September British Institute

June 3, 2013

The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) invite applications to attend a writing workshop for early career scholars to be held in Nairobi on 20th and 21st September 2013. The writing workshop will bring together a wide range of editors of Africanist journals in order to support doctoral and recent post-doctoral students, as well as junior staff, based in East African universities in preparing articles for submission and eventual publication in Africanist and International journals.

PhD and postdoc positions, Utrecht: Currents of faith, places of history

May 29, 2013

3 PhD positions and 1 postdoc position in the new HERA project Currents of faith, places of history: religious diasporas, connections, moral circumscriptions and world-making in the Atlantic space. Deadline: noon, 21 June 2013

PhD Scholarship in African Studies at the University of Birmingham

May 24, 2013

The scholarship 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’. Deadline for applications: Friday 21 June 2013.

Politikon: : South African Journal of Political Studies - editors sought

May 22, 2013

Applications are invited for the positions of Editor, Assistant Editor and Book Review Editor.

Anthropology in London Day 2013

May 20, 2013

'Visibility and Concealment', 17 June 2013, UCL. Call for papers extended until 28 May

Call for Participants: Critical Debates With(In) Development: Power, Resilience and Change

May 9, 2013

An interdisciplinary postgraduate development studies conference, organised by IDS and the School of Global Studies at Sussex, with support from the Development Studies Association (DSA). The conference will take place at the University of Sussex on 13th-14th June 2013. The conference will include  a half day of methods workshops on 14th June. The deadline for registration is 31st of May. One of the major goals of the conference is to bring together a wide diversity of early careers scholars working on development issues from different disciplines and departments across the Sussex campus.

2014 ISA Call for Papers: Political Economy of Finance and Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 7, 2013

Abstracts deadline: 24 May 2013.

Call for abstracts: 8th 'New Frontiers in African Economic History' Workshop

May 7, 2013

'Inequality and economic development in Africa in historical perspectives?' 6-7 December 2013, Lund University. Deadline for abstracts: 14 June

CODESRIA 2013 Child and Youth Institute

May 7, 2013

Theme: Social Protection and the Citizenship Rights of Vulnerable Children in Africa. 9–27 September, 2013, Dakar, Senegal.

PhD scholarship on South African political ephemera and propaganda 1948-2004

May 1, 2013

Applications are invited for a University of Sheffield and British Library PhD scholarship: Freedom, Oppression and Resistance: Evolving Stories in South African Political Ephemera and Propaganda, 1948- 2004.

PhD Studentships on Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Africa

April 23, 2013

The Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh are looking for outstanding candidates to examine crucial but hitherto neglected issues in the governance of human and animal health.

Call for Papers: Law and Social Order in Africa, 17th June 2013

April 15, 2013

University of Oxford, Department of International Development, 17th June 2013. Deadline for panel abstracts: 1st May 2013.

Call for Papers: The Politics of Land Grabbing, June 2013

April 15, 2013

4-5 June 2013, Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Limerick

Gender in African Studies Research Day, Oxford, May 2013

April 15, 2013

The International Gender Studies Centre is co-hosting a research day focusing on gender in African Studies on Saturday 11th May 2013 at Lady Margaret Hall.

CODESRIA Sub-Regional Methodology Workshop for Social Research in Africa

April 8, 2013

2013 Session for Nigeria and other Anglophone West and Central African Countries, 14-19 October 2013. Deadline for applications: 16 August 2013.

Call for Papers: Reconsidering African Integration in a Fragmented Age Workshop, 2-6 December 2013

April 2, 2013

Call for papers extended until 15 April 2013. Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-6 December 2013. Organised by The International Migration Institute (Oxford University), the African Centre for Migration & Society (Wits University), and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.  

New Research in Nigeria Day Workshop, 9 May

April 2, 2013

Theme: enhancing collaboration with Nigerian institutions. Deadline for abstracts: 8 April 2013. Oxford University Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Going Local: African Texts and Cultures, 27th May 2013

March 26, 2013

A Postgraduate-led Conference and Workshop at the University of Birmingham. Deadline for abstracts: 15th April 2013.

University of Edinburgh Chancellor's Fellowships

March 25, 2013

Deadline: 18th April 2013.

Hidden Collections in African Studies: Call for papers

March 22, 2013

SCOLMA is the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa. Deadline for abstracts: 22 April 2013

Making Politics Practical II: Development Politics and the Changing Aid Environment: Call for papers

March 20, 2013

To be held on 1st November 2013 at the University of Birmingham. Deadline for abstracts: 29 April 2013.

UNU-WIDER Development Conference: call for papers

March 20, 2013

Themes: (1) Measuring growth, poverty, and inequality; (2) Causes and consequences of inclusive growth. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 April 2013.

Crossroads in African Studies, Birmingham. September 2013 - call for papers

March 13, 2013

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Centre of West African Studies (CWAS). 'Crossroads in African Studies' will also launch the first of a new annual lecture series, the Fage Lectures.

Oxford Scholarships For African Human Rights Advocates

March 6, 2013

Five scholarships are offered for candidates from developing African Commonwealth countries to study on the MSt in International Human Rights Law. Awards provide course and college fees at the University of Oxford over two years, a stipend to cover living costs and return air travel from the scholar’s home country for each residential session.Deadline for applications: 15 April 2013. 

Call for applications: Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair 2013-14

March 5, 2013

The Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London is open to distinguished academics who specialise in Commonwealth Studies. Deadline: 15 April 2013.

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership - British Library West African manuscripts

March 5, 2013

The British Library is inviting bids from HEIs for nine collaborative doctoral award proposals, one of which is based around the British Library's West African manuscripts. This proposal is for a research studentship (in language/linguistics or history) to carry out research and cataloguing that will relate to the British Library’s forthcoming Africa exhibition. Our West African manuscripts, of which we hold at least thirteen, are at the core of this proposal, and one of the student’s primary tasks would be to identify, research and produce metadata for these manuscripts.  Deadline: 22 March 2013

CODESRIA Democratic Governance Institute 2013

March 5, 2013

Call for applications for the 2013 Institute, to be held 5-23 August 2013, Dakar, Senegal. Theme: Security and democratic governance. Deadline 12 July 2013

OSSREA refresher course - PhD research methodology training

March 4, 2013

A two week course for university lecturers, to be held in Lusaka, Zambia, 20 May - 1 June 2013. Deadline for applications 11 May 2013.

CODESRIA Comparative Research Networks - call for applications

March 1, 2013

CODESRIA invites proposals from researchers based in African universities and centres of research for the constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) to undertake studies on or around any of the themes identified as priority research themes within the framework of the Council’s strategic plan for the period 2012 – 2016. Deadline 31 May 2013.

Contentions against neoliberalism: Reconstituting the social fabric, 27-28 June

March 1, 2013

Call for papers for a conference to be held at the University of Oxford, June 27-28th 2013. The conference aims to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers who study the relationship between free-market reform and political change. Deadline for abstracts: 20 March 2013.

CODESRIA Sub-Regional Methodology Workshops for Social Research

February 28, 2013

Call for applications for the 2013 session for East and Southern Africa, to be held 23-27 September in Nairobi, Kenya. Masters and doctoral students are eligible, as well as young, mid-career African researchers resident in East and Southern Africa. The deadline for applications is 28 June 2013.

CODESRIA National Working Groups - Call for Proposals for 2013

February 25, 2013

National Working Groups aim to encourage African researchers to organise autonomously on priority themes of their choice. Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2013

Africa Research Day, London, 29 April - call for papers

February 25, 2013

The Africa Research Student Network (AfNet) at the University of London is seeking papers for its inaugural Africa Research Day. This is a forum for graduate students to discuss research old and new practices, facilitate dialogue across disciplines and bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Reassembling Rwanda - call for papers

February 25, 2013

This edited volume aims to shed light on the developmental challenges that face contemporary Rwanda by bringing together a wide range of in-depth qualitative case studies that each articulate the tension between top-down state building, development policies, or conflict transformation on the one hand, and a broader range of unintended consequences of these same policies on the other.

British Institute in Eastern Africa Graduate Attachment Scheme

February 21, 2013

Graduate attachments offer recent graduates with an interest in further studies in Africa the opportunity to gain practical experience of research, based at the BIEA in Nairobi.

CODESRIA Methodology Workshop Series - call for applications

February 20, 2013

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is pleased to announce its initiative targeted at those members of the African social research community who have responsibility in their universities for teaching undergraduate and graduate-level course in social science research methods.

Critical Debates With(In) Development: Power, Resilience and Change - IDS / Sussex University

February 19, 2013

The aim of the conference is to bring together a wide diversity of early careers scholars working on development issues from different disciplines and departments. Deadline for paper and panel abstracts: 31 March 2013

Call for papers - Book project: "Selected themes in African studies"

February 18, 2013

This book aims at bringing the debate about different themes and issue areas in Africa and African Studies to show how this would translate into novel analytical frameworks, conceptual approaches, and empirical accounts.

8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

February 18, 2013

Paper proposals invited for section on "The Politics of Foreign Aid"

Gerti Hesseling Prize for best article by a younger African scholar

February 15, 2013

AEGIS seeks nominations from AEGIS centres and European-based African Studies journals for the Gerti Hesseling Prize to be awarded for the best contribution to a European African Studies journal by a younger African scholar normally based in Africa. 

DSA Annual Conference 2013 - Call for Panel Proposals and Abstracts

February 15, 2013

16 November, University of Birmingham. Deadline for panel concepts, 15 April 2013; deadline for panel papers to be advised by panel convenors. Deadline for standalone papers 3 June 2013.

20 Years of South African Democracy - April 2014

February 6, 2013

St Antony’s College and the African Studies Centre (ASC) at the University of Oxford are planning a conference to be held on 25th/26th April 2014 on 20 Years of South African Democracy. Deadline for abstracts: 1st July 2013

Addressing, Archiving and Accounting for Legacies of the Apartheid Wars in South Africa

February 6, 2013

Rhodes University, South Africa. Call for Abstracts. Deadline 31 March 2013

2014 ASAUK Conference: call for panels

February 6, 2013

The African Studies Association invites the submission of panels for the 2014 Conference. ASAUK's biennial conference will be held at the University of Sussex and will run from 2pm on Tuesday Sept 9th to 3.30 pm on Thursday 11th September 2014. We would encourage individuals, journals, centres and networks to offer a single or series of panels on particular topics so that there can be sequential debate through the conference.

New Round of Newton International Fellowships Announced

January 31, 2013

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. Deadline: 10 April 2013

AuthorAID Small Grants for 2013

January 31, 2013

Travel grants are for researchers to present their work at conferences, and workshop grants are for researchers or university staff to organize workshops on topics related to research communication.

Researching Africa Day, Oxford, 23 February

January 29, 2013

Call for papers: The annual Researching Africa Day provides graduate students with the opportunity to network with fellow researchers, exchange information, discuss research strategies and develop ideas in a constructive, stimulating and engaging environment. Deadline: 31 January

DocLinks Summer School 2013 - call for applications

January 15, 2013

The second DocLinks Summer School in Helsinki, Finland on July 2-5, 2013 with the theme of "Bridging Research and Policy for Sustainable Development”. The summer school aims at networking African and European PhD students and supporting the research training and career development of the participants, and will allow the participation of African and European doctoral students across disciplines.

Role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

January 15, 2013

OSSREA wants to facilitate critical inquiry into the works of CSOs in conflict prevention and escalation and their role in post-conflict reconstructions.

Decolonization Workshop - call for papers

January 12, 2013

Understanding Decolonization within a Transnational Framework. Institute of Commonwealth Studies and King’s College London (in conjunction with Portsmouth University and Sussex University), 15 March 2013. Deadline for submissions 25 January 2013.

Commissioned Study on Think Tank-University Relations in Africa – Call extension

January 11, 2013

The Partnership for African Social & Governance Research (PASGR), in collaboration with the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a multi-donor program implemented by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is undertaking a study that aims to achieve a better understanding of think tank-university relations.

Neglected tropical diseases and African development - call for papers

January 5, 2013

This panel addresses the growing interest in dealing with previously 'neglected' tropical diseases and the implications this has for the governance of development interventions, strengthening of health systems, and prioritisation of science for development in Africa. Deadline 16 Jan 2013.

Book proposals invited - Anthropology, Change and Development series

January 4, 2013

This new Palgrave Macmillan book series seeks to foster engagement between critical anthropology and thinking about development as change in a way that goes beyond the remit of an ‘applied anthropology’ framework to include phenomena that have been overlooked by development studies.

African Studies and Social Media - call for papers

January 4, 2013

ECAS Lisbon Panel 138. Deadline: 16th January 2013.  The usage and effects of social media in Africa are undergoing contnuous and significant change. This panel intends to explore trends and processes at the interface of social and technological transformation.

Colonial and Postcolonial Urban Planning in Africa

December 14, 2012

Call for papers - Lisbon, 5-6 September 2013

Urban Youth Unemployment in Eastern and Southern Africa

December 13, 2012

Call for abstracts from OSSREA. Deadline: 30th January

STEPS Centre 2013 Summer School - pathways to sustainability

December 8, 2012

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers or those with equivalent experience, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013

Teaching Africa and International Studies - call for papers

December 6, 2012

These workshops to be held in Cambridge, London and Cape Town will explore aspects of teaching Africa and International Studies, including curricula, pedagogy, and ethical and political issues. The workshops are organised through the BISA ‘Africa and International Studies’ working group in conjunction with the Politics Departments of Cambridge University, Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Cape Town. 

Call for Paper Proposals - 1st European Workshops in International Studies

November 27, 2012

Deadline for submissions 15 December 2012

Fifth European Conference on African Studies - call for papers

November 26, 2012

‘African Dynamics in a Multipolar World’. Lisbon, Portugal, on June 26 to 28, 2013. The call for papers is now open and will close on 16th January 2013.

PhD candidates and early career researchers - EU-Africa network

October 2, 2012

A new discussion group has been created for PhD candidates and early career researchers to share experiences and initiate discussions on topics of interest

ASAUK Writing Workshop - Call for papers

August 17, 2012

Leeds, UK 8th September 2012

CODESRIA Call for Proposals for National Working Groups

August 15, 2012

Strengthening Higher Education Leadership in Africa. Deadline : 15th September 2012