AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
The Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) Program, in the Center for Gender in Global Context, is pleased to announce two fellowships for MSU graduate students for the 2009-10 academic year. Generous funding provided by MSU's Graduate School has allowed for the development of $10,000 fellowship opportunities for Dissertation Research and Dissertation Completion. The application deadline is April 17, 2009. For full information, flyer, and applications, visit www.gjec.msu.edu/fellowships.htm. Fifth Annual World Languages Day at MSU
Michigan State University is known worldwide for its commitment to international education in an era of ever-increasing globalization. With more than 200 study abroad programs and approximately 40 languages offered on campus, MSU is one of the leading universities in the country for internationalizing the student experience.
After an engaging opening plenary session, participants will attend a variety of fun and informational sessions throughout the day.
See http://clear.msu.edu/wld/schedule.php for further details about the day. Africa Past & Present Podcast
"Africa Past and Present" is a Podcast about history, culture, and politics in Africa hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb. It is produced by MATRIX - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at MSU (http://www.matrix.msu.edu). Listen and subscribe to the biweekly Podcast at: http://afripod.aodl.org/.
The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and African Studies Center (CAAS/ASC) at the University of Michigan presents a lecture and booksigning by Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Department of Anthropology and Political Science at Columbia University. He will speak on Wednesday, April 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the Michigan Union-Kuenzel Room. Professor Mamdani will speak on "Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror." Zimbabwe Independence Celebration, East Lansing
The Zimbabwe Together (ZIMTO) association extends an invitation to an event celebrating Zimbabwean Independence Day on April 18, 2009, 6:30 p.m. until late evening, at the Quality Inn in East Lansing, MI.
For those who follow international news, you have heard a lot about the rough situation in Zimbabwe. Even in the middle of that rough patch, Zimbabweans are beginning to feel some optimism and trying to create a sense of optimism. Now, is a time to sow and nurture seeds of hope and support for the slow wheels of change in Zimbabwe. Your support is being sought at an independence celebration event called "Konzeresa Bash" (Make it happen bash).
Tickets are on sale and available from the following people; Gloria Katsande (517) 488-1256 and Morewell Gasseller (517) 355-8191). Tickets are limited; adults $10.00 and children $5.00. There will be typical African traditional foods, music and dance and lots of fun for the whole family. Those who may not be able to attend the event, but would like to make contributions (like sponsoring tickets for others to attend) are welcome and encouraged to do so. Request for Proposals: Endangered Language Fund
The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other will also be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in the funding decisions.
Eligible expenses include consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc. Overhead is not allowed. Grants are normally for a one year period, though extensions may be applied for. Grants in this round are expected to be less than $4,000 in size, and to average about $2,000. Applications must be received by April 20, 2009.
For addition information and how to apply, visit: http://endangeredlanguagefund.org/request.html. Applications must be submitted electronically. No mail or fax applications will be accepted. Please direct questions to: 300 George St., Suite 900, New Haven, CT 06511, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2009/2010 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community. The one-year program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities. Applications are welcome from young women living in Africa and the Diaspora.
MILEAD fellowship awards will be made to as many as 25 young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD including a three-week residential Summer Institute in August; and, commit to a community leadership service project and internship. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application.
Application package is available at: http://www.moremiinitiative.org/. The deadline for completed applications to be submitted is April 30, 2009. Interested applicants should submit the following materials by the application deadline:
For more applications or information, please contact: MILEAD Program Coordinator, P.O. Box CT 5604, Accra, Ghana, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +233 21 770 736 (Ghana); +1 (404) 502-1006 or +1 (770) 436-9762 (USA.
The Center for African Development Research (CADPR) located in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education (HIGE) of Western Michigan University (WMU) in Collaboration with Adama University, Addis Ababa University, New Generation University College (NGUC), and Unity University, and the Ethiopian Development Studies Association (EDSA) announce the 5th International Conference on the "Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia and the Greater Horn of Africa." The 2009 International Conference will convene in Ethiopia on November 12-14, 2009. The conference venue is Adama University. Visit their website at: http://www.adama-university.net.
The Program Committee invites proposals or abstracts on topics related to sustainable development (see website below, for detailed topics). The deadline for Abstract and Pre-registration is June 1, 2009. The Program Committee invites proposals or abstracts on topics related to sustainable development (see website below, for detailed topics). The deadline for Abstract and Pre-registration is June 1, 2009. To download the pre-registration form and get more details about the conference, please go to: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~asefa (Open the Word file attachment). The final draft paper is due July 1, 2009.
Please look for any future updates including hotel and travel information, and other pertinent information on the webpage: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~asefa/or the Adama University website: http://www.adama-university.net/.
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