CODESRIA’s Call for Applications: African Futures and the Futures of Childhood in Africa

Deadline: 15 July 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Child and Youth Institute that will be held for two (2) weeks, from 17 to 28 October 2016 to strengthen the analytic capacities of young African researchers on issues affecting children and youth in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The institute is designed as an annual interdisciplinary forum in which participants can reflect together on a … [Read more...]

CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa

Deadline: 31 May 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 in other regions of the world undertaken from within the African continent. It focuses on African Studies as an instance … [Read more...]

European and African Union Commissions Call: Supporting Research on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Deadline: 29 April 2016 The European and African Union Commissions together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are currently inviting applications from policy officers and scientists for its evidence and policy event to support research in the field of the Water-Energy-Food nexus. Goals Enhance participants skills in integrating evidence into policy-making. Create a community of practice that will continue to collaborate afterwards. Stimulate the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards!

 Deadline: 26 April 2016 Applications are open for the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards in order to raise the profile of Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa by recognizing the important role with professional media practitioners and citizen journalists play in the environmental discourse. Objectives To propagate the African narrative on Climate Change in environmental discourse. To motivate journalists and media houses in Africa to … [Read more...]

Apply for 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship: Providing Exceptional Educational Opportunities!

Deadline: 2 May 2016 The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is currently accepting applications from young Africans for its 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, whose aim is to provide exceptional educational opportunities, develop a network of leaders, and thereby help to build leadership capacity in Africa. Benefits Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution. A study materials allowance as set by the MRF. Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF. A medical aid … [Read more...]

MINDS: Call for Applications for African Researchers

Deadline: 15 April 2016 The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is accepting applications from distinguished African researchers to conduct research on the subject of institutional development in Africa examining one of these three (3) aspects: Nation building in Africa: This paper will examine case studies of post-independence-era attempts at nation building in Africa, interrogating the ideals, objectives and methodologies by which the objectives were pursued. The … [Read more...]

Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme: Supporting Collaborative Projects in the Target Countries

Deadline: 17 May 2016 The Swedish Institute is currently seeking applications from the eligible organisations for its Creative Force Programme with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between institutions and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change. Funding Information Applicants can apply for … [Read more...]

EU-Africa Joint Call for Proposals on Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Deadline: 15 June 2016 The European Commission is currently inviting proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa. The programme's specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Objectives The programme aims to- contribute … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2016!

Deadline: 24 March 2016 Applications are open for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition 2016. The objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa's development and to reward, recognise and encourage journalistic talent across all media disciplines. Benefits Each finalist will receive a cash prize, with each category winner also receiving a laptop computer and printer. Eligibility Criteria The Competition is open to African professional … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in CODESRIA Gender Symposium!

Deadline: 25 March 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) announces the organization of the CODESRIA Gender symposium on 9 - 10 May in Cairo, Egypt. This year, the topic of the annual forum will be “Women’s Struggles Today”. CODESRIA is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal and was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa. It is recognised not only as the pioneer … [Read more...]