The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) seeks applications from graduate students enrolled in select African universities for up to $10,000 CAD through the Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant.
These grants will offer as many as 15 successful applicants an opportunity to conduct research and develop international networks in Canada during September to December 2011. The funding is a new offering by the exchange program arm of the Africa Initiative, a joint undertaking by CIGI, in cooperation with Makerere University in Uganda. Special consideration will be given to proposed research covering one or more of the areas of conflict resolution, energy, food security, health, migration and climate change.
Each successful applicant will spend up to four months at a Canadian university to undertake research funded by the program, and produce a major research paper to be considered for publishing under the Africa Initiative program. Students will be invited to present their research at a conference planned for 2013.
– must be a Master’s or PhD student enrolled in an African university (list below)
– must be in good academic standing (with at least an overall B, or equivalent, standing)
– proposed research must be original and timely, and must focus on one of the Africa Initiative’s thematic areas of conflict resolution, energy, food security, health, and migration, with special attention to the cross-cutting issue of climate change.
Students from the following universities are eligible to apply based on existing agreements with select Canadian universities:
University of Botswana, University of Cape Town, University of KwaZulu Natal, Rhodes University, University of Pretoria, University of Ghana, University of Dar es Salaam, University of Nairobi, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, National University of Rwanda, University of Benin, University of Jos, L’Université Gaston Berger, Mzuzu University, Makerere University, Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat, Cairo University, and MISR International University.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2011
For more information and details, please visit the link.