CODESRIA-MRI Call for Applications: Higher Education Governance, Research and Policy in Africa

Deadline: 30 September 2017

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently seeking applications for its program entitled “Higher Education Governance, Research and Policy in Africa / Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI)”

Thematic Areas

  • Broadening stakeholder engagement in Higher Education governance
  • Data and higher education governance and performance
  • Leadership and innovative pedagogies
  • The role of middle level academics

Cross-Cutting Themes

Applications should indicate the ways in which some of these cross-cutting themes are integrated in the proposals: these are gender, generations, inequality, rurality and urbanity, memory and history, as well as futures and alternatives

Grant Information

The Council offers up to USD 35,000 for each winning project.

Selection Criteria

Proposals funded under this initiative will meet many of the following criteria:

  • Propose research on important aspects of African social realities that fall under CODESRIA’s priority themes as outlined in the CODESRIA Strategic Plan;
  • Be guided by clear questions that explore puzzling aspects of the social realities of Africa and its position in the world;
  • Be grounded in the thorough exploration of the continent’s social realities and history;
  • Engage constructively and rigorously with African futures;
  • Be theoretically ambitious with a clear goal of providing new and innovative ways of understanding and making sense of African social realities;
  • Explore multiple spatial, temporal and sectoral settings where this contributes to the process of meaning-making
  • Demonstrate familiarity with knowledge already produced by CODESRIA

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit all required documents in a prescribed format via email.

Eligible Countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa

For more information, please visit CODESRIA.

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