HomeCall for projects Southern Africa 2013

Call for projects Southern Africa 2013

Appel à projets Afrique australe 2013

*  *  *

Published on Thursday, November 15, 2012 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

Within the framework of its research programmes, the French Institute of South Africa (UMIFRE 25, USR 3336) finances research projects in the Human and Social Sciences on Southern Africa ofr 2013. The call for projects is intended for research units, senior researchers, post-doctorate, doctorate and master students carrying a scientific partnership between Europe and Southern Africa. All funding applications for 2013 must imperatively reach us before the 14th of December 2012.

Announcement

Presentation

Within the framework of its research programmes, the French Institute of South Africa (UMIFRE 25, USR 3336) finances research projects in the Human and Social Sciences on Southern Africa. All funding applications from research units, researchers and students for research work, field work, events or publications for 2013 must imperatively reach us before the 14th of December 2012.

Nationality will not be a condition for application, although the existence or prospect of a partnership between France and Southern Africa is essential.

Financial contribution from another institution is highly desirable. In all cases, funds allocated by IFAS will not exceed 40 000 ZAR or 4 000 EUR.

Applicants will receive replies by email during the first quarter of 2013, after their projects have been examined by the Scientific Committee of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All applications will be taken into consideration. However, priority will be given to applicants whose research is in line with the research programmes of the Institute.

 

Note: IFAS has a regional mandate covering ten countries in Southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia) All projects focusing on these countries are therefore welcome.

 

  1. Archaeology, History and Memory

 

Archaeology and multidisciplinary studies of Middle and Late Stone Age, rock art

 

Early modern and modern history of Southern Africa, integration of Southern Africa into Atlantic and Indian oceans circulations, history of knowledge, science and techniques

 

Current issues of memory in Southern Africa, historical regimes

  1. 2.     Democratic Transformations and  Urban Dynamics

 

Democratic mutations in Southern Africa, electoral dynamics, citizenship transformation, identity policies, education, language policy, nation-building processes

 

Geography and urban studies, historical development of Southern African cities, governance, access to public services, adoption of “best practice” models, migration, xenophobia, spatial justice, right to the city, city memory

 

  1. Resources

 

Comparative Development Economics, economic policy, sector-focused studies, Formal/informal labour

Sustainable development, environmental justice

 Application guidelines

List of documents to be enclosed in the application

  1. A short introduction letter from the applicant, to be included in the body of the e-mail
  2. A detailed description of the research project not exceeding 10 pages and containing the scientific project, a research agenda, institutional partnerships and indications regarding the dissemination of results
  3. A provisional budget indicating the amount of total funding, other sources of funding applied for and obtained, funding required from IFAS (nature of expenses);
  4. A CV of the applicant;
  5. A reference letter from the research supervisor (for students) addressed to IFAS-Research Director, Adrien Delmas
  6. The application form filled in electronically

Selection process of applications

Please send the application by email with a single pdf document in attachment, containing all the enclosures (including the form and the reference letter) to research@ifas.org.za

Deadline for applications: 14 December 2012

Replies will be sent to applicants by e-mail after examination by the Scientific Committee of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the first quarter of 2013.

Places

  • PO Box 542 - Newtown 2113
    Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa (2113)

Date(s)

  • Friday, December 14, 2012

Keywords

  • Afrique australe, Afrique du Sud, histoire, archéologie, études urbaines, économie du développement

Contact(s)

  • Adrien Delmas
    courriel : research [at] ifas [dot] org [dot] za

Information source

  • Adrien Delmas
    courriel : research [at] ifas [dot] org [dot] za

To cite this announcement

« Call for projects Southern Africa 2013 », Call for tender, Calenda, Published on Thursday, November 15, 2012, https://calenda.org/227364

Archive this announcement

  • Google Agenda
  • iCal