Call for Proposals: Small Grants for ‘Nexus Governance’ Research in Southern Africa

Deadline: 24 February 2017

The ‘Governing the Nexus in Southern Africa’ project has launched a call for proposals for its Small Grants (up to £2,500 GBP) to cover field work expenses on research into nexus governance in Southern Africa.

Too often a lack of funding means that dissertations, theses and other research projects are not supported by extended fieldwork. In the interest of developing new ideas, approaches and an empirical base for crossdisciplinary research on nexus governance centring on the intersections of politics, justice and sustainability, the Governing the Nexus in Southern Africa project includes a ‘small grants’ component that will support a number of young fellows, including PhD students and recent post-PhD researchers, to conduct fieldwork and publish working papers that apply the ‘Governing the Nexus Framework’ to address emerging or on-going issues around nexus governance in particular contexts in southern Africa.

This project aims to refine a framework for thinking about ‘governing the nexus’ for sustainable development and poverty reduction that draws on long-standing research and engagement on relevant policy issues, while at the same time developing new ideas and approaches for cross-disciplinary research on nexus governance centring on the intersections of politics, justice and sustainability.

This project is co-funded through a grant from the ESRC and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and brings together three leading organizations working at the interface of research and policy and with long track-records in internationally recognized social science work on environment and development.

Funding Information

  • Candidates selected for the fellowship can receive a maximum bursary of £2,500 to cover fieldwork-related expenses including international travel, local travel, subsistence and accommodation.
  • Fellows will be expected to complete a working paper within six months of the completion of the funded fieldwork, to write a blog and to participate in a Governing the Nexus conference that will be convened in 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates for fieldwork fellowships should be MA students, PhD students or recent post-PhD researchers.
  • Candidates who have not received substantial fieldwork funding, who are based at African institutions, and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To be considered, candidates should prepare the following materials and submit them as a single PDF email attachment at the address given on the website.

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • A short project proposal
  • A short project budget
  • The name and contact details of a potential mentor (MA and PhD students only)

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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