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IFRA-Nairobi - fieldwork grants

Call for applications

FRA-Nairobi invites applications for fieldwork grants aimed to support Masters, PhD and postdoc students who conduct research in the social sciences and humanities in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Eastern Congo). IFRA prioritizes support to the following research themes :

 Elections, Governance in East Africa
 Workers, Labour and Employment
 Refugees and the Humanitarian Governance
 Music, Art, Culture, and Heritage
 Decolonizing African Studies : Thinkers, Practitioners and Practices
 Gender and LGBT in Words and in Practice
 African Socialism, Pan-Africanism, and (Sub-)National Imaginaries
 The African City : Urban Inequality, Social (In-)Justice, and Slum Politics

Beyond these priority research themes, grants may be given to non-priority project proposals when considered academically relevant. There is no condition of nationality.
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Applications can be submitted in English or French and include the following documents :
 A cover letter (in PDF) of about 2 pages including a summary of the project in 15-20 lines and explaining your profile, why you need financial support, and if you already have support from other institutions and for how much ;
 A detailed curriculum vitae (in PDF), including relevant publications ;
 A research project proposal (in PDF) of maximum 5 pages that includes information about the methodology that will be used and details about the fieldwork location and research planning.

Deadline : Novembre 30, 2022

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