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Field work and writing of the French Center for Ethiopian Studies

Missions de terrains et bourses d’écriture du Centre français des études éthiopiennes

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Published on Monday, December 03, 2012 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

The CFEE, research center (UMIFRE 23) of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) offers to researchers and students in the human and social sciences working on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa funding for field trips research or for the preparation of publications (writing scholarship)   All applications must reach the CFEE by email (cfee@ethionet.et) before January 15, 2013. All applications will be examined and outcomes will be sent to the applicants by email before February 15, 2013. The applications can be written in French or English and it is advised to ask for an acknowledgment of receipt by email.

Announcement

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The CFEE, research center (UMIFRE 23) of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) offers to researchers and students in the human and social sciences working on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa funding for field trips research or for the preparation of publications (writing scholarship)

A Scientific Committee will be established for the purpose of examining individual applications for the funding of research trips from 1 to 4 months, or for the preparation of publications. Students with a master’s degree, PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers, and researchers with or without a position can apply. All nationalities can apply. All disciplines and domains related to the human and social sciences are concerned. However, priority will be given to projects in line with the program of the CFEE (see the website of the CFEE for more details: http://www.cfee.cnrs.fr/spip.php%3Frubrique2.html):

  • Program 1. Environment, Techniques, Exchanges. Geological, Paleontological and Archeological Studies in the Horn of Africa
  • Program 2. Study, Conservation and Enhancement of Textual, Tangible and Intangible Heritage
  • Program 3. Contemporary studies: State Building, Social Transformation and Regional Perspectives

Applications

  • The application should not exceed 10 pages and must consist of:
  • the title of the project
  • the complete address of the applicant as well as a short description of his/her status (senior or junior researcher, working student, scholarship holder, person on paid leave, applicant without income…) and the academic setting (affiliation to an institution, title of the work in progress and names of the supervisors, the discipline, year of registration…)
  • an introduction to the project explaining the objectives and the stakes of the research, the methods of analysis as well as a bibliography.
  • a brief vitae as well as, if available, a list of the works and publications of the applicant and / or the members of the team.
  • the program of the field work (dates, places, contacts taken or to be taken…)

or

the table of contents of the publication which would necessitate a writing scholarship. If the book as already been accepted by a publisher, please join letter of acceptation.

  • a provisional budget (in Ethiopian birr or in euros) showing other personal or institutional funding. It is recommended to establish a precise and realistic project. For information, an estimate of living fees and expenses should not exceed 12 000 ETB / month for a field researcher working in Ethiopia.
  • a statement of previous support from the CFEE in the five years preceding the application.

Candidates should submit their applications on one file in .odt, .doc or .pdf (.docx will not be accepted).

Submissions

All applications must reach the CFEE by email (cfee@ethionet.et)

before January 15, 2013.

All applications will be examined and outcomes will be sent to the applicants by email before February 15, 2013. The applications can be written in French or English and it is advised to ask for an acknowledgment of receipt by email.

The CFEE advises candidates to have a support letter sent by a scientific personality independent of the project or by the supervisor if it is an academic work. The supervisor of the scientific personality, who will be informed of the content of the project, will send directly the support letter by email to the CFEE.

  • The Scientific Committee could ask for further information to be added to the application if necessary, and to have the applications reviewed by one or two external advisors.
  • The Scientific Committee reminds the applicants that field research necessitates the securing of research authorizations on behalf of the concerned authorities, which might involve a fee.
  • When the applications will be reviewed and selected, particular attention will be given to the feasibility of the project, the capacity of the applicant to implement it, the innovative characteristics of the project within its respective discipline, the additional personal or institutional funding, and the value of the outcome (academic work, scientific publication, the production of data…)
  • Unless duly argued exception, no funding over 40 000 ETB (about 1 700 euros) will be attributed.
  • Financial support offered by the CFEE will commit the beneficiary to write a report on the project. In the case of funding for writing, the publication will have to make explicit reference to the support granted by the CFEE. The beneficiaries are as well strongly encouraged to post a synthetic presentation of their work, or of their publication on the website of the CFEE.
  • All foreign beneficiaries will have to make sure they have the adequate repatriation insurance for working in Ethiopia.

Places

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Keywords

  • Éthiopie, Soudan, Somalie, Djibouti

Contact(s)

  • Anaïs Wion
    courriel : projetmssabbadie [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Anaïs Wion
    courriel : projetmssabbadie [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Field work and writing of the French Center for Ethiopian Studies », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Monday, December 03, 2012, https://calenda.org/230109

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