AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dear JUA Readers,
All the best,
AREA EVENTS & LECTURE SERIES
September 18, 2003
September 30, 2003
October 3, 2003
October 23, 2003
"The State and Leadership in Africa"
Here is the line up for the fall sessions of the Mapping North Africa seminar. All sessions will start at 4:30 PM.
As soon as we have a room for the seminar, I will send you the information.
More importantly, let me recommend that you all meet no later than 2 weeks from now to map out the details of the Spring Symposium. If this is OK with you all, I can the arrangements for convening this meeting.
CONFERENCES AND CALLS FOR PAPERS
Wharton African Students Association Conference
November 14-15, 2003
The 2004 GWENDOLEN M. CARTER Conference in African Studies and 2004 CORD
SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
KENYA: COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
CAB INTERNATIONAL (CABI)
KENYA: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
KENYA: PROGRAM OFFICER
SOMALIA: LEGAL EXPERT
United Nations Development Programme
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) are pleased to announce a new joint research grants program for young researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Research grants will be awarded to multidisciplinary teams for research on the topic of sustainable agriculture for food production in Africa.
Each team member will be eligible for up to USD 12,000 in research funding as well as a range of supporting services. The next deadline for research grant applications is September 15, 2003.
WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH IS ELIGIBLE?
Research projects should specifically address sustainable food production in terms of:
HOW DO INTERESTED RESEARCHERS APPLY?
Each research team member should complete an application form detailing their background, their own proposed research and their contribution to the overall objectives of the team. Standard application forms are available
In addition to the regular team of researchers, each team should have a Team Coordinator. The Team Coordinator should be a more experienced researcher and should submit a 2-4 page covering letter. Team Coordinators may request up to USD 5000 for the support of team travel and communication.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Applicants must be citizens of a Sub-Saharan African country, 45 years of age or younger, holders of at minimum an MA/MSc degree or the equivalent, attached to a research institution in Africa, and at the beginning of their research career. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. The proposed research must be carried out in Africa. Preference is given to researchers whose grant will be administered by a national research institute (eg university, research centre, and non-profit organisations such as NGOs) in Africa. Researchers with temporary positions at international research institutes, who also have an affiliation with a national research institute are eligible to apply.
Team Coordinators should be citizens of an African country, holders of a PhD or the equivalent and attached to a research institution in Africa. There is no age limitation for team coordinators.
HOW DOES ONE APPLY?
Each team member must submit an application on a standard application form
that is available from IFS or CODESRIA. Electronic application forms can be
>Your assistance in distributing the attached announcement to interested
>researchers would be greatly appreciated. More detailed information about
>Sustainable Agriculture Initiative team research grants is available at:
>For further information about IFS and its other research grants programmes
>you are referred to www.ifs.se, or for more information about CODESRIA and
>its numerous activities please refer to www.codesria.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Roberts at Stanford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The full announcement is available at:
>MOVEMENT REVOLUTION DIALOGUES
>Contemporary Performance In and Of Africa
>MOVEMENT REVOLUTION DIALOGUES seeks to construct a firm and inclusive
>foundation for the development of scholarly and critical attention to
>contemporary performance, particularly dance, in and of Africa. Framed by
>the live performance of the 2001 laureates of Sanga: the Fourth African and
>Indian Ocean Choreographic Competition and exchanges among artists from
>across the continent (including dancers and choreographers from Senegal,
>Burkina Faso, South Africa, Madagascar, Cote d'Ivoire, the United States,
>and more), the conference and planned publication seek to undergird the
>power of Africa's Movement (R)evolution-on its own terms. As conference and
>festival Movement (R)evolution Dialogues: Contemporary Performance In and
>Of Africa is designed to serve as a catalyst for deepening the artistic and
>scholarly exchange on contemporary performance and to provide a forum for
>the voices of the artists of Africa to lead the way.
>Please see attached document for conference themes, proposal submission
>instructions, and application.
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