Apply for CODESRIA’s Higher Education Policy Initiative (HEPI)!

Deadline: 15 September 2017

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York is implementing a new “Higher Education Policy Initiative (HEPI)” with an aim to engage academics and stakeholders in higher education in Africa on issues and policy directions that can secure greater autonomy for the institutions and, deepen cultures of accountability and oversight and contribute to ensuring the institutions focus on their academic roles.

Middle level academics refer to a cadre of academics who are not directly involved in senior university management and leadership roles but play an important role in the design and coordination of academic programmes and teaching at the departmental and faculty levels. The categories of academics here will include those with doctoral level qualifications and therefore expected to provide academic guidance and mentorship, faculty deans and heads of departments, officials of academic unions and course coordinators.

The purpose of the proposed institute is to provide middle level academics with the platform to engage and deepen academic understanding of emerging cultures in the institutions through which academic and administrative leadership are nurtured.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This call targets academics and institutions in six Sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.
  • Proposals submitted under this call are expected to be theoretically grounded in the area of higher education leadership and governance, engage with literature on higher education governance transformations in Africa, especially in the post-1990s and show an awareness of current debates in higher education leadership in Africa and the place of leadership in building strong academic institutions.
  • Proposals should be no more than 10 pages, typed on 1.5 New Times Roman margins and should be electronically submitted with the candidate’s CV enclosed and a covering letter indicating the applicants’ institutional affiliation and academic/administrative responsibilities.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit CODESRIA.

ICNL: Promoting a Favorable Legal Environment for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

Global Affairs Canada’s Growth that Works for Everyone: Inclusive and Shared Prosperity in Ukraine

Applications Open for Tata Trusts’s Travel Grant Program!

DST-NWO: Seeking Expressions of Interest for Urban Water Systems

Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation and Human Rights in Poland

Ecologists in Africa: Providing Support of Up to £8,000

NYCI: Inviting Applications for Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2018

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Grant Program: Supporting Research in the field of Cancer in U.S.

RWJF’s Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health

Organic Farming Research Foundation: Seeking LOIs for 2018 Research Grants Program

ICFJ/Connectas: Inviting Applicants for Investigative Reporting Opportunity 2018

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: Journalism Training – Connecting Media and Government

McLain Association for Children: Accepting Applications for Small Grant Program

Jewish Helping Hands: Seeking Applications for Tikkun Olam Grant Program

Heinrich Boll Foundation: Seeking Applications for Reportage on Water Management in Morocco

Apply for NERC Innovation Projects 2018!

UN Women/Kosovo Call for Proposals: Ending Violence against Women- Implementing Norms, Changing Minds

UN-Habitat: Development and Deployment of E-Learning Programme for Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

USAID’s Civic Engagement Project: Inviting Macedonian CSOs for Rapid Response Grants (RRGs)

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law: Seeking Applications for Global Education Initiative Grants

Rumphius Foundation Grants: Enriching Groups and Organizations in United States

SHRIM Call for Proposals: Supporting the Implementation of Security and Human Rights

Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

FHI 360: DREAMS – Community Mobilization and Norms Change Program