Archives de catégorie : Ongoing Support/fieldwork


Deadline: 31 May 2021

The French Centre for Economic, Law and Social Studies in Sudan (CEDEJ Khartoum) is seeking applications for the Fieldwork Grants from Master and PhD students who conduct research in the social sciences and humanities in Sudan during the year 2021 (until 31st December).

These grants can be used to cover either transportation costs, accommodation or translation for foreign students or University registration fees in public universities, part of fieldwork cost or thesis finalization (language editing, typing, thesis printing) for Sudanese students. The grant will not exceed 1000,00 euros per fieldwork.

As CEDEJ-Khartoum aims to strengthen the cooperation between Sudanese and French and European universities, research jointly supervised by Sudanese and French or European professors will be paid great attention. Candidates can contact the coordinator of CEDEJ-Khartoum to facilitate the communication with professors in Sudan and abroad. Students who currently do not have a scholarship with CEDEJ have priority.

CEDEJ-Khartoum aims to foster research in general in Sudan and grants may be given to non-priority project proposals when considered well thought and relevant. However, the research must suits explicitly with at least one of our scientific themes of research:

  • Governance, public policy, politics
  • City, citizenship, migration and urban environments
  • Environment, nature and resource management
  • History of contemporary Sudan

Grant Information

Grants beneficiaries will be requested to provide a final report (5000 words). They might also be offered the opportunity to present the results of their work during a CEDEJ-Khartoum seminar.

Grants offered are not subject to taxes, and do not include open rights to social security. They are awarded as contributions towards actual research costs.

The scientific interest, feasibility and relevance of the project, the applicant’s ability to implement them, their innovative dimension, the suitability of the budget, co-funding sources, and the academic value (degree, scientific publication, data collection within a larger project…) will be criteria for evaluation and selection of application by a scientific committee.

The grant beneficiary will receive 70% of the grant at the beginning of the fieldwork. The beneficiary will receive the remaining payment when the final report is submitted to CEDEJ Khartoum and after validation by the scientific committee.

How to apply

Graduate students (Masters) and PhD candidates can apply. There is no nationality restriction. Applications can be written in French or in English.

Interested applicants will send an email to with the following documents:

  • the Application Form downloadable on our website (
  • a complete CV
  • a letter of recommendation written by the supervisor
  • a document certifying the actual registration at the University

Research Projects supported by CEDEJ Khartoum – 2020

For the year 2020, CEDEJ Khartoum is supporting 22 projects for a total amount of about 42 000,00 euros. 

These projects have been selected by a commission composed of Dr Yasir Awad, Dr. Azza Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Dr. Raphaëlle Chevrillon-Guibert, and Dr. Jean-Nicolas Bach, and are sponsored by the Centre de Crise (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs / French Embassy in Khartoum), the CNRS, and CEDEJ Khartoum.





1. Amira Osman, Exploring women and youth activism during the 19th December revolution in Sudan,

2. Chevrillon-Guibert, L’exploitation des mines d’or au Soudan entre accaparement et redistribution,

3. Gout Philippe, Negotiating a paradox: SPLM-N between the re-integration into the Sudanese State structure and the claim for regional autonomy,

4. Grabska Katarzyna & Azza A. Abdel Aziz, Social history of Sudan: The prism of Music and Musicians,,

5. Hänsch Valerie, Sensing change: Aesthetic activism and the reclaiming of the city,

6. Siri Lamoureaux, Gender politics and social media in the Sudanese revolution,

7. Anne-Laure Mahé, Constitution d’un fond d’archives sur les purges du régime de l’Ingaz, 1989-2019,

8. Mayada Abdelazim & Mohamed Mutasim, U-turns and full circles: prospects for political and economic transformation in post-revolution Sudan,,

9. Noha Hamza &  El Sadig, Youth Women Language of the Revolution

10. Saker El-Nour, Farmers and Revolution in Sudan: case study of agrarian protest movements in Gezira Scheme,

11. Shahenda Suliman, Labour transformations: Exploring the role of organised labour in Sudan’s social movements,

12. Tubiana Jérôme, Transition et Périphéries au Soudan,

13. Verhoeven Harry, Trouble in the East,

14. Wessels Josepha, Sustainable Sudan; documenting the past and visioning the future through graffiti and environmentalism,

15. Willemse Karin & Metje Postma, Documenting, archiving and reflecting on the role of youth, women (Kandaka), and the social media in the peaceful resistance during the Sudan popular uprising (2019-2020,),

16. Amigoni Livio, The Struggle for movement: Sudanese forced migration, refugee choices and support networks, 

17. Berend van der Maeden, Small-Holder Farmers and Political Transition in Khartoum, 

18. Mureille van der Meulen, Virtual Uprising: The Digitalization of Youth Activism,

19. Corten Perez Huis, La filière de la brique rouge, de Al-Gereif au Grand Khartoum (Soudan) : une activité productive au coeur de conflits multiscalaires,

20. Marshall Waston, Commodity Frontiers in Transition: Resource Extraction in Sudan from the Turkiyya to Independence, 

21. Petitdemange Cécile, Voyage des Salafismes entre Tchad et Soudan, 

22. Zahorik Jan,Education, mobility and the legacy of the Cold War: Former Eastern Bloc and the Broader Horn of Africa,

Total 2020: 42 626,00 €