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DFID research: CODESRIA Call for Proposals: Comparative Research Networks 2012

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A new call for African scholars to collaborate on social science research has been made by the CODESRIA.

A new call for African scholars to collaborate on social science research has been made by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). The Council is inviting proposals from researchers based in African universities and centres of research on a broad range of topics that resonate with their strategic themes for 2012-2016. The purpose of the call is not only to create new knowledge on these themes, but to generate learning around methods of collaboration across the African continent.

The budgets for CRNs will vary from group to group, but grants awarded in the recent past  have ranged from US$10,000 to US$35,000. The average size of a CRN should be between four to six members.  CODESRIA states, “It is advantageous to ensure that a proposed CRN is multidisciplinary in composition, sensitive to gender issues, and accommodative of younger scholars.”

CODESRIA was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa. It is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal and is committed to the development of African comparative research with a continental perspective.

CODESRIA will be open to receive proposals until 15 June, 2012. Notification of the result of the selection process will be made by 31 July, 2012.

For more information visit the CODESRIA site.