Period of Visiting Professorship: June-December 2020
Application Deadline: 10th March 2020.
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites joint proposals from African academics in the Diaspora and in universities in Africa for visiting fellowships to African universities. This call targets African scholars in the Diaspora who are interested in being supported to spend some time in an African university to undertake specific academic activities aimed at strengthening teaching and research in the Social Sciences, Humanities and in Higher Education studies. The tenure of the visiting professorship will range from two (2) weeks to three (3) months. The specific duration for each fellowship awarded will be determined by an external selection committee based on the work schedule of academic activities to be submitted jointly by the diaspora academic and the African host institution as part of the application documents.
CODESRIA is implementing the African Academic Diaspora Support to African Universities program with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The program seeks to mobilize the African academic diaspora to support African universities and to strengthen the linkages between African academics in the diaspora and their counterparts in African universities. The focus of the activities associated with the program is the strengthening of teaching and research capacities in the Social Sciences, Humanities and in Higher Education Studies in African universities. These activities reflect CODESRIA’s thematic priorities for research and training in the 2017-2021 program cycle. The specific activities that the diaspora academics would undertake in host African institutions will be agreed upon between the diaspora academics and the host institutions, and will revolve around the following:
African Academics from the Diaspora who wish to be supported as visiting fellows to African universities for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months and the African universities requesting to host the diaspora academic should submit a joint application package, that should include the following documents:
At the end of the fellowship, diaspora academics and host institutions will be expected to provide the following:
Those eligible for support under this program are African-born academics in the diaspora, especially in North America and Europe. African scholars based in countries other than their own within the African continent and interested in being supported as visiting fellows to institutions in other African universities (not in their home countries) are also encouraged to apply. Prospective visiting Diaspora academics should get in touch with the host university/department to agree on details of the relevant activities they will be engaged in during the tenure of their fellowship. This information should be included as part of the application documents to be submitted to CODESRIA. Host universities for the fellowships should be located in one of the following countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.
The Complete application package which should include the Concept from diaspora academic and supporting documents from the host institution in Africa should be submitted to CODESRIA via the online application system which can be accessed via the link https://www.codesria.org/submission
Complete application documents should be received by 10th of March 2020. Successful Fellows are expected to take up the fellows in the summer (June-December 2020).
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