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CALL FOR APPLICATION – SIR WILLIAM LUCE FELLOWSHIP 2019

The Sir William Luce Fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive, working on those parts of the Middle East to which Sir William Luce devoted his working life (Iran, the Gulf states, South Arabia and Sudan), and is hosted by Durham University during the Easter term of each academic year.

The Fund is looking for research proposals that examine historic aspects of Iran, the Gulf States, South Arabia and Sudan that throw light on contemporary events. The Fund notes that the University holds a Sudan Archive containing records relating to both Sudan and South Sudan. The Committee administering the Sir William Luce Memorial Fund reserves the right not to make an appointment to a Fellowship.

The Fellowship, tenable jointly in the Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and Trevelyan College, entitles the holder to full access to departmental and other University facilities such as Computing and Information Services and the University Library. The Fellowship also carries a grant, accommodation and all meals for the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows reside at Trevelyan College and are warmly encouraged to take a full part in the life of the Senior Common Room during their residence.

The Fellow is expected to deliver a lecture on the subject of his or her research which will be designated ‘The Sir William Luce Lecture’, and should be cast in such a way as to form the basis of a paper to be published in a special edition of the Durham Middle East Papers series.

Applicants for the 2019 Fellowship (29 April-28 June 2019) should send a CV (of no more than 2 pages), a two to three-page outline of their proposed research and contact details for two referees, preferably by e-mail, by Friday 7 September 2018 to:

The Honorary Secretary
Sir William Luce Memorial Fund
Durham University Library
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RN
United Kingdom

Email: luce.fund@durham.ac.uk

Find more information here.

Bassem Chit Fellowship for the Study of Activism – Lebanon

The Bassem Chit fellowship for the study of activism is a one-year post doctoral fellowship based in Beirut, Lebanon. The fellowship is a joint initiative of Lebanon Support, the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, the Orient-Institut Beirut, and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Beirut Office. The fellowship aims to give early career scholars (0-3 years out of the Phd) in  the social sciences the opportunity to conduct research on activism in the Arab world. The Bassem Chit fellowship accepts proposals in Arabic, English, or French.

Disciplinary and Thematic Focus:​

The Bassem Chit Fellowship program aims at targeting scholars in the social sciences, particularly in the fields of political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, education, demography, media and cultural studies, among others. We also encourage applications from the humanities, including applications covering literature, cultural studies, history, philosophy and arts.

During the fellowship, the scholar will be requested to:​
  • Assist in Lebanon Support’s mapping of collective actions and produce quarterly digests
  • Produce an in-depth research paper on their research topic to be published on Lebanon Support’s Civil Society Knowledge Centre
  • Organise a round table at the OIB around their research
  • Participate and present a paper at the ACSS Fourth Conference that will be held  on April 12-14 2019
  • Organise a round table event on issues pertaining to collective action at Lebanon Support.

The fellowship duration is 12 months, and the earliest starting date is September 2018.

Eligibility criteria:
  • Citizens or nationals of an Arab country: An Arab country is defined by its membership in the League of Arab States. The term “national” refers to full-time and long-term residents of an Arab State, including those who do not have citizenship, as in the case of stateless refugees. Arab scholars residing outside the region at the time of application would be eligible only if they hold an Arab citizenship and are not in a tenure-track position and/or do not have access to research resources from their institution and/or country of residence. Accepted fellows are required to spend their 12 months fellowship period in Beirut at Lebanon Support’s offices.
  • Junior scholars (0-3 years out of the Phd) who have a doctoral degree in a social science or humanities discipline (obtained from within or outside the Arab region). Applicants who did not obtain their PhDs at the time of application will be ineligible.
  • Have high quality academic credentials including proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. Applicants are required to submit a proposal (10-15 pages) building on their doctoral dissertation. Proposals that are not based on or not relevant to the applicant’s PhD dissertation will be disqualified. Proposals should highlight the applicant’s academic credentials and outline a research problem. Applicants should also provide a publications plan in addition to a 3-year career plan.
  • Have versatility to take on organisational roles when required, and the ability to work independently as well as with teams as outlined.
Timeline:
  • June 20, 2018: Application forms are available online.

July 15, 2018: Deadline for submissions.

  • Last week of July 2018: Decisions are communicated to applicants.
  • August 2018: Accepted applicants sign their contracts.
  • September 2018: Fellowship starts.
  • April 2019: Present at the ACSS Fourth Biennial Conference in Beirut-Lebanon.

For more information, please visit the offer’s page (link above).

Conflict Research Fellowship – 2018

The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers year-long support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO). The CRF is part of the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), a four-year, UK Department for International Development-funded research program based at the London School of Economics and Political Science that investigates the drivers of violent conflict in five cases: Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Syria. The program focuses on ways in which the political economy of public authority helps to explain the persistence and spread of violence. Successful fellowship candidates will need to examine how different interventions affect violent conflict and/or the risk of renewed violent conflict; analyze « what works » to counter drivers of conflict; and explore the contextual factors that affect the efficacy of such interventions, including the linkages among international, national, state, and local level dynamics. Successful candidates will contribute to the overall analysis of conflict through case studies of external interventions in four areas prioritized by the program:
1.     Civil society support (including multi-scalar peacemaking and peacebuilding activities, support for reconciliation, and community-level dialogue and mediation)
2.     Security and justice sector reform (including disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, reintegration, and resettlement programs [DDR/RR]; stabilization; regional security networks/arenas; and transitional, formal, and customary justice)
3.     Strengthening public authority and legitimacy, including at sub-national levels (the political marketplace, the effects of patronage networks on governance, governance promoting interventions, decentralization, and anti-corruption activities)
4.     Resource management (including settlement of land and real estate disputes, governance frameworks, and the role of natural resource competition in shaping public authority)
Terms
·       Completed online application form
·       Updated CV
·       Completed proposal & bibliography
·       Professional work sample
·       Two reference letters
·       Language evaluation(s) (if required)
Application Language: All application materials must be submitted in English or French.
Eligibility
·       Candidates must be postdoctoral scholars with at least three years of field-based experience since the completion of the PhD (or researchers with equivalent experience who have published one book or three peer-reviewed academic articles).
·       Applications will be considered for the following purposes only: funding to support fieldwork, teaching buy-out at your home institution, or a visiting appointment at a US or European university.
·       Research projects must focus on the core countries of the CRF: Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, or Syria. Nationals from these countries are encouraged to apply.
·       Applicants must also be available to attend a preparatory workshop in New York within the first two months of their fellowship period and a capstone workshop toward the end of the year-long fellowship.
·       At the end of the fellowship period, recipients must produce an original research output that is suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal.
Applications Due: April 15, 2018
For more information on the CRF, please visit: https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/conflict-research-fellowship/

Call for Application: doctoral scholarship CEDEJ Khartoum / University of Khartoum

Application for doctoral scholarship in social sciences

Closing dates for applications: 15 December

The CEDEJ and the University Of Khartoum invites application for one year scholarships for PhD candidates in social sciences and humanities.

Eligibility

–          The candidate must be registered as a PhD candidate at the University of Khartoum.

–          The candidate must be in his/her first or second year of his PhD.

–          The PhD registration fees at the University of Khartoum will be charged to the applicant.

–          The scholarship is open to candidates in social sciences and humanities: sociology, geography, political science, anthropology, economy, law.

–          The candidate’s research topic must be related to one of the research themes suggested by the CEDEJ.

–          The candidates must have no other regular and substantial sources of funding.

–          The candidates must be fluent in English or French. The research could be conducted in Arabic.

Description

This particular scholarship is a partnership between the University of Khartoum and the Center of studies and documentation in economy, law and social sciences (CEDEJ). The scholarship is a 12 month grant that allows students to do their research under the best possible conditions. The gross monthly income is 2000 SDG for research activities only. The successful candidate will have to present the progress of his research twice a year in PhD seminars organize at the CEDEJ center or at the University of Khartoum. The selected candidate will join the research team of the CEDEJ and will take part in the collective activities of the Centre.

Particular topics and themes suggested by the CEDEJ:

–          Reconfigurations of the North Sudan after the separation of the South.

–          Urban and Social processes of transformation.

–          Peripheral areas of the greater Khartoum conurbation.

–          Social mobilizations

–          Relations between Sudan and its neighbors (e.g. Central Africa) (International Relations, migrations, trade, borders, conflicts…)

Application and Selection

Application must be submitted in English before the 15 of November and must be constituted by the following pieces:

–          A  detailed curriculum vitae (including if applicable a list of works and publications)

–    A presentation of the applicant’s research project (5 pages maximum) including the issues at stake in the research, a methodology, a bibliography, and the applicant’s motivations.

–          A recommendation letter from the supervisor indicating the state of the research.

Applications must be sent electronically to cedejkhartoum@gmail.com.

Selection procedure:

A pre-selection of applicants will be set by CEDEJ

Pre-selected applicants will be interviewed by the selection committee

The final decision will be taken by the selection committee according to majority rule.

Composition of the selection committee:

–          Dr Musa Adam Abdul Jalil, Associate professor of Social Anthropology, Deputy Dean of academic affairs, University of Khartoum

–          Dr Alice Franck, coordinator of the CEDEJ, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

–          Dr Ibtissam Sati, Deputy Dean faculty of Economics , University of Khartoum

–          Dr El Rasheed Hassan, Dean Faculty of law, University of Khartoum

Web site: https://www.cedej-eg.org/

Cedej blog : cedejsudan.hypotheses.org

British Museum: Research Fellowship in urgent anthropology: Sudan

Here you will find the call for application of the British Museum

Research Fellowship in Urgent Anthropology: Sudan

The British Museum and the Anthropologists’ Fund for Urgent Anthropological Research offer a Research Fellowship in Urgent Anthropology.  The Fellowship provides (non-salaried) financial support for an eighteen month period of field research and writing, with a specific focus on Sudan.

The Research Fellowship in Urgent Anthropology is designed to facilitate ethnographic research on peoples whose culture and language are currently threatened. The programme’s primary aim is to contribute to anthropological knowledge through detailed ethnography, and also if possible help the peoples being described in their particular circumstances. The British Museum will host the fellowship programme for three years from 2013, during which two Fellowships will be awarded.  This advertisement refers to the first of the two British Museum Fellowships; the second fellowship will be advertised in late 2014.

The British Museum Urgent Anthropology Fellowship Programme has a specific focus, on threatened Nile Valley communities in northern Sudan.  The 20th century riverine communities of northern Sudan and Nubia have been the subject of relatively little anthropological field research, and are facing radical transformations, brought about by a variety of infrastructural developments, including dam construction, the arrival of mobile technologies and changing foodways. These are village communities based on subsistence agriculture and date palm cash-cropping; Arabic is widely spoken, as is Nubian.

The British Museum currently runs three ongoing archaeological research projects, at Amara West near Abri; Kawa near modern Dongola; Dangeil near the cities of Berber and Abidiya. The first fellowship will be offered to an anthropologist proposing a fieldwork project in these areas of northern Sudan, thus availing of the necessary logistical support, assistance with research permits and access to communities.

The Fellowship makes it possible for a budgeted project to be carried out over about 18 months: this period to include both field research and writing-up. Fellows are required to spend part of their fellowship period in the field and part in the Museum, and where they are expected to contribute to its academic life. In the Museum, the fellows will be affiliated to both the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan.

The Fellowship will provide £30,000 to be spent over 18 months, inclusive of all costs except overheads to be borne by the Museum for time spent in London, but exclusive of salary. The Fellowships, are awarded to post-doctoral applicants by open competition without restriction of nationality or residence. Applicants should send an application comprising project proposal (maximum 4 pages) including research plan and timeline, intended outputs and budget; a CV and two letters of reference. The budget should include all personal and research expenses (within Sudan and the UK), insurance, and costs of equipment necessary for the project.

The Urgent Anthropology Fund is managed through the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Please submit applications to AOA@britishmuseum.org

Closing date is 10 January 2014.

Call for application Les Afriques dans le monde: PhD research position

(English version below and attached)
Les Afriques dans le Monde (Sciences Po Bordeaux) lance un appel à candidatures pour l’attribution d’un contrat doctoral d’une durée de trois ans (prise de fonction prévue pour fin 2014-début 2015; 1500euros/mois). Le/la doctorant.e sélectionné.e réalisera une thèse de doctorat en science politique au sein du laboratoire Les Afriques dans le Monde et sera inscrit.e à l’école doctorale Société, Politique, Santé Publique (EDSP2). Il/elle sera intégré.e au programme de recherche portant sur les « Reconfigurations politiques, économiques et sociales dans la Corne de l’Afrique » (financé par le Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine).
Date limite des candidatures: 3 novembre 2014.
Voir le document joint pour davantage de détails.
The research institute Les Afriques dans le Monde (Africas in the World, Institute of Political Science, University of Bordeaux) is offering a three year Ph.D. research position as of December 2014/January 2015 (18000 euros/year). The Ph.D. candidate will be integrated in an interdisciplinary team with a focus on politics in Africa, and will work with the research program, « Reshaping Political and Socioeconomic Landscapes in the Horn of Arica ». He or she will be attached to the doctoral School of Society, Politics, an Public Health, University of Bordeaux. The doctoral research subject will focus on the analysis, including the stakes, of contemporary political, economic and social reconfigurations in the Horn of Africa.
Closing date: 3 November 2014.
See attached document for further details.

Appel à candidature: Aide à la mobilité internationale, CEDEJ/Soudan – 2015

Aide à la mobilité internationale, CEDEJ/Soudan – 2015

L’antenne du Cedej à Khartoum propose une allocation d’Aide à la Mobilité Internationale (AMI) destinée aux étudiants doctorants inscrits en thèse dans une université française menant des recherches sur le Soudan contemporain dans les disciplines suivantes : anthropologie, sociologie, géographie, science politique, économie, économie politique, histoire, droit, étude du développement. L’allocataire est prioritairement choisi pour mener à bien son travail de recherche. Mais l’inscription du sujet dans l’un des axes de recherches actuellement développés par le CEDEJ Khartoum sera considérée comme un atout supplémentaire.

Cette allocation, d’un montant mensuel de 1 400 (mille quatre cent) euros, avec prise en charge du transport aller et retour du pays de résidence à Khartoum. Elle prendra effet pour une durée de six à neuf mois et renouvelable une fois, suivant un calendrier déterminé par le CEDEJ/Soudan en fonction du projet du candidat. Il revient à l’allocataire de trouver à se loger. Il est rappelé que l’Aide à la mobilité internationale n’étant pas considérée comme un salaire, elle n’ouvre droit ni aux prestations sociales, ni aux allocations chômage et ne peut être prise en compte dans le calcul des droits à la retraite. Les bénéficiaires doivent donc souscrire eux-mêmes les assurances nécessaires à la couverture des dépenses de santé, accidents du travail, rapatriement.

L’allocataire devra résider à Khartoum. Tout en avançant la préparation de sa thèse, il participera aux activités du CEDEJ (conférences, séminaires, colloques, publications, etc.). Il recevra l’appui scientifique et logistique du CEDEJ. Une bonne connaissance de l’arabe sera un atout important.

Procédure

Les formulaires du dossier de candidature doivent être retirés ou demandés au ministère des Affaires étrangères, Sous direction des sciences sociales et de l’archéologie, à l’adresse suivante:

Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
Sous-direction des échanges scientifiques et de la recherche
Pôle sciences humaines et sociales
Mme Brigitte Myard
27, rue de la convention –
CS 91533
75732 PARIS Cedex 15 Tél : +33 (0)1.43.17.80.05
Fax : +33 (0)1.43.17.97.20
Courriel :
brigitte.myard@diplomatie.gouv.fr

 

Le dossier doit être rempli en deux exemplaires, complétés de toutes les pièces nécessaires (CV, publications, copie des titres et diplômes, projet de recherche doctorale, attestations) et envoyé, avant le 31 janvier 2015 (le cachet de la poste faisant foi), à chacune des deux adresses suivantes :

Madame la coordinatrice de l’Antenne du CEDEJ à Khartoum,
a.b.s. Ambassade de France, antenne du CEDEJ – Soudan
Service de la valise diplomatique
13 rue de Louveau
92438 Chatillon Cedex

Monsieur le Responsable du Pôle « Sciences humaines et Sociales »
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
Sous-direction des échanges scientifiques et de la recherche DGM/ATT/RECH,
27, rue de la Convention,
CS 91533
75732 Paris cedex 15

La sélection se fera sur examen des projets de recherche présentés par les candidats. Pour des compléments d’information, prenez directement contact avec l’antenne de Khartoum (cedejkhartoum@gmail.com).

Call for application : CEDEJ short term scholarships for fieldwork research in Sudan (English/French)

CEDEJ short term scholarships for fieldwork research in Sudan

The CEDEJ branch of Khartoum offers short term grants for students and young researchers working in social sciences. The center can also accommodate the beneficiary for a maximal duration of 15 days. The CEDEJ will facilitate the administrative procedure for the visa, research permit, travel permit but the CEDEJ can be hold responsible for any administrative difficulties or a denied visa. The center will also help the students for his fieldwork in Sudan.

Eligibility
- The student has to hold a master 1 degree at minimum in social sciences
- The student has to do his research about contemporary Sudan in one of these discipline: sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, economic science, history, law, development studies.

Application

Application (in English or French) must be constituted by the following pieces:
- A detailed curriculum vitae (including if applicable a list of works and publications)
- A presentation of the applicant’s research project (5 pages maximum) including the issues at stake in the research, a methodology, a bibliography, the applicant’s motivations, the fieldwork places, a provisional timetable of the fieldwork, an estimate budget including other grants if the student receive any other funds.

The beneficiary is committed to write a report at the end of his fieldwork, a resume of the results of his fieldwork and a computer version of his master thesis or thesis when this one is over.

The application must be send by email to the CEDEJ coordinator: cedejkhartoum@gmail.com. An acknowledge of receipt will be send back to you. The selection will on case by case basis all along the year within the limits of available funds.

A prior experience of research in Sudan, a knowledge in Arabic would be strong assets in the applicant selection process.

For further information you can contact us at cedejkhartoum@gmail.com

 

Allocations de courte durée pour un travail de recherche de terrain au Soudan

L’antenne du CEDEJ à Khartoum propose des allocations de courte durée pour étudiants et jeunes chercheurs travaillant en sciences sociales. Le montant de la bourse sera déterminé au cas par cas, sur étude du dossier de candidature et du budget prévisionnel présenté. L’antenne peut également héberger allocataires et chercheurs de passage, dans la limite des places disponibles, et pour une durée consécutive maximale de 15 jours. Le CEDEJ s’efforcera de faciliter les procédures administratives pour l’obtention du visa et les recherches sur place, mais ne peut en aucun cas être tenu responsable des difficultés administratives et refus de visa. L’allocation ne sera définitivement attribuée et versée qu’une fois l’allocataire au Soudan.

Les conditions requises :
- Posséder au moins un diplôme de niveau maîtrise ou master 1 à la date de la demande, obtenu dans une discipline des sciences sociales.
- Proposer un thème de recherche portant sur le Soudan contemporain et s’inscrivant dans les disciplines suivantes : anthropologie, sociologie, géographie, science politique, économie, économie politique, histoire, droit, étude du développement

Le dossier de candidature (en anglais ou en français) doit être composé comme suit :
- Un Curriculum Vitae (formation, diplômes passés et en cours, recherches précédentes et en cours, publications éventuelles) et un bref descriptif précisant son statut (étudiant de master, doctorant, post-doctorant, institution de rattachement, nom du directeur de recherche, discipline de recherche, titre du travail, année d’inscription)
- Un projet de recherche de 3 à 4 pages précisant le projet individuel : l’objet, la problématique, la méthode, les lieux d’étude et le calendrier provisoire du séjour de recherche, ainsi qu’un budget prévisionnel en euros faisant apparaitre les autres financements dont il bénéficie.

L’allocataire s’engage à fournir un rapport écrit à l’issue de son séjour et une élaboration écrite des résultats de son enquête (les détails de cette participation seront précisés lors de l’élaboration de la convention d’allocation), ainsi qu’à transmettre une version informatique (pdf) de son mémoire ou de sa thèse une fois celui-ci achevé.

Les dossiers sont à envoyer, par email, à la coordinatrice du CEDEJ : cedejkhartoum@gmail.com. Un accusé de réception sera envoyé pour chaque dossier. Si vous ne le recevez pas, il vous appartiendra de vérifier que votre dossier nous est bien parvenu et qu’il sera donc examiné. Les demandes seront traitées au cas par cas tout au long de l’année dans les limites des financements disponibles et les réponses adressées au fur et à mesure par courrier électronique.

Note : Une expérience précédente de recherche au Soudan ainsi que la connaissance de la langue arabe (dialecte soudanais) seront considérées comme des atouts majeurs pour la sélection du dossier.

Pour toute information supplémentaire concernant les activités du CEDEJ et ses programmes de recherche, consulter les détails sur le site ou adressez-vous à cedejkhartoum@gmail.com.