Call for African Academic Diaspora visiting Professorships in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Higher Education Studies to African Universities.
Period of Visiting Professorship: May-December 2019
Application Deadline: 15th April 2019.
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The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)invites joint proposals from African academics in the Diaspora and 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 either the Social sciences, Humanities or Higher Education studies. The tenure of the visiting professorship will range from 2 weeks to three months.
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 the teaching and research capacities in the Social Sciences, Humanities and 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 are required to submit the following;
At the end of the fellowship, diaspora academics to be supported will be expected to provide the following outputs:
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 at least in one of the following countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.
Complete application documents (Concept from diaspora academic and supporting documents from the host institution in Africa) should be submitted to CODESRIA online using the link African Diaspora. All applications should be received by 15th April 2019. Successful Fellows are expected to take up the fellows in the summer (June-December 2019).