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    Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
    Application now open for the next competition of theCarnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)DEADLINE: September 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that the next round of competition for the CADFP is now open.Apply now or share this message with those who might be interested.   What is the CADFP? The CADFP is a scholar exchange program for African higher education institutions to host a diaspora scholar for 14-90 days for projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and graduate student teaching and mentoring.   Who is eligible? Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, and member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) (including Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; the University of Rwanda; Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal; and University of Mauritius) can submit a project request to host a scholar. Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.  How do I apply?Links and information about the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and review guidelines are posted on the CADFP website.  Interested parties are invited to register for one of our informational webinars:  Information for Diaspora Scholars, Webinar #1: Wednesday August 3 at 12 noon Eastern US TimeInformation for Potential Hosts, Webinar #1: Thursday, August 4 at  12 noon West Central Africa Standard TimeInformation for Diaspora Scholars, Webinar #2: Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00 PM Eastern US TimeInformation for Potential Hosts, Webinar #2: Wednesday, August 24 at 2:00 PM West Central Africa Time After the webinars, we will post a recording on our YouTube Channel. TimelineThe deadline for project requests from host universities and scholar applications for diaspora scholars is September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. Selection decisions will be made in October-November 2022; project visits can begin as early as January 1, 2023 and must be completed by November 30, 2023. BenefitsSelected fellows receive a $150/day stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance, round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S./Canadian airport. Selected Host Fellows and Diaspora Fellows can apply for supplemental funds to be used for fieldwork, publication costs and workshops. The CADFP Team manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects of current fellows, please write to us at AfricanDiaspora@iie.org visit our website and our communities on Facebook and Twitter. The program is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.     Please contact:Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)Institute of International Education (IIE)Email: africandiaspora@iie.orghttp://www.iie.org/AfricanDiaspora
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition
    The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas. The call targets young entrepreneurs and incubates below 35 years of age to compete for 20 awards that show case their innovations, enterprises, business concepts and propositions. This fifth round of the RUFORUM Young Innovators Competition will be a regional competition and specifically targets only Southern Africa countries[1]. The awards will be made in Harare, Zimbabwe during the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting “AGM” slated for 12 to 16th December 2022. RUFORUM targets to recognise young innovators and entrepreneurs especially in the following fields: Food and agribusiness, ICTs, Health, Engineering, Natural Resources, and Meteorology, among others. All the 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021 RUFORUM Young Innovators Awardees are NOT eligible to apply. The RUYAEC operates within RUFORUM’s thrust of promoting creativity and seeks to offer opportunities to develop innovative solutions both in addressing the problems faced by smallholder farmers, and in designing innovative solutions to emerging challenges and opportunities.   Remarks:  Kindly note that you will not be required to upload a word document as an application form but you need to fill the form online. For Any question, kindly contact Mr. Yamungu Alongo Boniface at b.yamungu@ruforum.org for assistance. Call Announcement: deadline 15/September/2022 For more information, please visit https://ruforum.smehub.africa/ The Application form will be accessed at https://smehub.africa/calls/8/form  
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition
    The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas. The call targets young entrepreneurs and incubates below 35 years of age to compete for 20 awards that show case their innovations, enterprises, business concepts and propositions. This fifth round of the RUFORUM Young Innovators Competition will be a regional competition and specifically targets only Southern Africa countries[1]. The awards will be made in Harare, Zimbabwe during the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting “AGM” slated for 12 to 16th December 2022. RUFORUM targets to recognise young innovators and entrepreneurs especially in the following fields: Food and agribusiness, ICTs, Health, Engineering, Natural Resources, and Meteorology, among others. All the 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021 RUFORUM Young Innovators Awardees are NOT eligible to apply. The RUYAEC operates within RUFORUM’s thrust of promoting creativity and seeks to offer opportunities to develop innovative solutions both in addressing the problems faced by smallholder farmers, and in designing innovative solutions to emerging challenges and opportunities.   Remarks:  Kindly note that you will not be required to upload a word document as an application form but you need to fill the form online. For Any question, kindly contact Mr. Yamungu Alongo Boniface at b.yamungu@ruforum.org for assistance. Call Announcement: deadline 15/September/2022 For more information, please visit https://ruforum.smehub.africa/ The Application form will be accessed at https://smehub.africa/calls/8/form  
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    New Open Access Issue: Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (Vol. 17, No. 1)
    The editorial team of the new Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (EJAB) is pleased to announce the publication of its first issue in 2022: Verbuyst, Rafael.  "Khoisan identity, politics, and representation in post-apartheid South Africa (1994-2022): a selective and annotated bibliography."  Electronic journal of Africana bibliography  Vol. 17, no. 1 (2022): 1-35.  https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/ejab/article/view/9888   The author is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Ghent University, who earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of the Western Cape (2021) and a Ph.D. in History from Ghent University (2021).   Together with global shifts in the fields of postcolonial studies, anthropology, and history, South Africa's democratic transition of 1994 invigorated debates about Khoisan identity, politics, and representation in South Africa and elsewhere. While classical themes continue to inform Khoisan Studies research, the increasing number of people self-identifying as Khoisan and engaging in activism accordingly has brought new debates, topics, and perspectives to the fore. In this selective and annotated bibliography, scholarly works that epitomize this trend are discussed.                                                                                              ****************************************************   EJAB is a refereed, online, open access journal of annotated bibliographies and bibliographic essays. Originally published by the University of Iowa Libraries between 1997 and 2014, the journal has been relaunched in 2022 by Columbia University Libraries with a US-based editorial team composed of African studies librarians from Columbia University, Harvard University, The Library of Congress, Michigan State University, and The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The mission of the journal is to serve the global research community in African and African Diaspora Studies by publishing freely-accessible, online annotated bibliographies and bibliographic essays on any aspect of Africa and the African Diaspora, including its peoples, their homes, cities, towns, districts, states, countries, and regions, and in all subject areas, with a special interest in history, politics, social movements, sustainable development, technology, creative literature, and the arts. The editorial team is still interested in receiving manuscript proposals for 2022.  We are particularly keen to publish works which address one of the following topics: cultural, economic, political, and/or social responses to COVID-19 in Africa  African youth in the 21st century  environmental and human security in the Sahel region identity, conflict, and peace in the Horn of Africa or the African Great Lakes region Islamic revival in Africa in the 21st century China-Africa relations in the 21st century human rights movements in Africa since 1990 involving persons with disabilities, women and girls, or LGBTQI* persons the international reparations movement for the descendants of those enslaved in the era of the transatlantic slave trade cultural and political expressions of Black internationalism since 1994 See our "Submission Guidelines" If interested in publishing with EJAB, please contact the Managing Editor, Dr. Yuusuf Caruso, African Studies Librarian, Columbia University, atcaruso@columbia.edu
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    Call For Papers: Conference in Honour of Professor Bolanle Awe @ 90
    CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR BOLANLE AWE AT 90 ORAL TRADITIONS, WRITTEN HISTORIES Organised by: The University of Texas at Austin University of Lagos University of Ibadan Conveners: Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin Professor Olufunke Adeboye, University of Lagos Professor Rasheed Olaniyi, University of Ibadan Dr Sharon Omotoso, University of Ibadan   Keynote Address: Professor Olabisi Aina Department of Sociology Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria   Date:  February 13-14, 2023                                                                       Venue: University of Ibadan     Call for Papers History is undoubtedly the lifeline of every human society. It is an integral element in the intertwined processes of development and civilisation, which influence cultures, beliefs, and perceptions. Whether oral or written, history promotes data collection that helps put past trends in perspective and predicts future happenings as part of its role in achieving a sense of socio-philosophical coherence in any human context. Professor Bolanle Awe has made unrivalled contributions to Nigerian female historiography in particular and African history in general. As a result, the Bolanle Awe at 90 Conference tagged “Oral Traditions, Written Histories” will draw on the scholarship, career, and legacy of Nigeria’s foremost female history professor as she hits the nonagenarian milestone in January 2023. During her illustrious academic career, Professor Bolanle Awe, a former Professor of Oral History at the University of Ibadan, was Editor of The Journal of the University of Lagos School of African Studies, a visiting scholar to several universities within and outside Nigeria, a consultant to governments and international bodies and agencies, as well as a member of several public and private-sector boards. It is no exaggeration that Professor Awe’s life is the veritable definition of a fulfilling academic career fused with commendable non-academic stints. At her core, the nonagenarian is a researcher who focuses on solution-driven approaches to national and global problems, as evident in the posts she has held as Director at the Institute of African Studies, with the Women’s Research and Documentation Center (WORDOC), University of Ibadan, and with organisations including MacArthur Foundation, UNESCO, and UNFPA. Remarkably, oral history is a forte of this amazon around whose works this conference is woven. Oral history has proven valuable in the collection and analysis of ancient, recent, and even contemporary historical data. Given the value it has placed on the spoken word from time immemorial, the African continent continues to rely heavily on oral history. Indeed, pre-colonial Africa was peopled by diverse civilisations with distinct histories, cultures, and beliefs, which influenced their paths to indigenous growth and development, and oral literacy was a key feature of each civilisation. However, oral literacy has its downsides, especially as it concerns inter-generational transmission and sustainable preservation of history. For instance, a ton of historical data and stories, mostly in the form of written history, have been lost owing to the lack of a proper tracking system. Oral historiography has always been beset by the incremental loss of its credibility and the regrettable loss of humongous amounts of oral historical data and stories due to a lack of documentation. Moreover, the more stories were orally transmitted, the less reliable they tended to become. Luckily, African History as a discipline has greatly benefited from the emergence of Oral History as an academic subfield in history. African History is now in less danger of not being preserved due to the methodologies of oral history that allow historians to collect oral historical data and transform them into written form. While the rest of the world has largely transitioned to written history and documentation, African historians are yet to achieve full documentation of histories that were formerly oral. Nevertheless, practitioners must be mindful that written history cannot fully replace oral historical data, especially when it comes to the role of human historical sources in traditional religious practices across Africa, for instance. Thus, it should be noted that oral history and studies in oral history form only an integral and indispensable part of history as an academic discipline. Therefore, a major question that this conference seeks to answer is: What are the most important landmarks in oral historical studies in the past sixty years? As valuable and integral as oral history is to the continued existence of human societies, it faces a wide range of challenges, including a lack of access to its custodians. Certain studies in oral history have stalled due to the inability to access a key informant; therefore, we expect participants at the conference to interrogate such issues as well as others, particularly those concerning the past, present, and continued roles of both academic and non-academic historians in the study of African societies. We expect presentations to cover unique and general issues in oral and written history while examining the breakthroughs and challenges of oral history as a sub-field of History. Ideally, we will place primacy on the past sixty years as a significant marker of when Professor Bolanle Awe started her academic journey as a historian. Also, we will welcome articles that seek directly to expand the frontiers of her works, be it reviews, critiques, and/or theoretical developments. However, studies that go further back in time will be accepted too. Another main turf of this celebrated scholar is women/gender studies in Nigeria – how did this additional frame intersect with oral and written histories? This announcement calls for papers that will examine various themes related to the studies, challenges and breakthroughs of oral history, the impact of written histories, and the role of both academic and non-academic historians. We, therefore, invite papers on the following areas and closely related ones: Bolanle Awe and Oral History Bolanle Awe and Gender Studies Bolanle Awe and WORDOC (Leadership, Mentorship and Succession) Bolanle Awe and Yoruba/Nigerian History Illustrious Women in Nigerian History Women and Domesticity in Modern Nigeria Women in the Nigerian Public Sphere Nigerian Women in Popular Culture and the Arts Gender Studies in Nigeria Women Historians in the Past 60 Years Studies of Oral History in the Past 60 Years Professional Oral Historians Outside the Academy Advances in African Historiography Oral Traditions and Digital Technology New Sources in African Historiography   Participants are expected to follow these guidelines:  Each proposal must include:   Title of the work and an abstract of 250 words Name of the presenter (with the surname underlined) Phone number Email Mailing address Institutional affiliation Three to five keywords that best describe the themes and topics relevant to the submission.     Proposals for Panels (3-5 presenters) must include: Title of the panel and a collective summary of 250 words on the panel’s theme, including the title of each individual work A 250-word abstract for each speaker’s presentation Mailing address Phone number Email Institutional affiliation of each presenter.  Interested authors should follow these editorial guidelines: Please use Bolanle Awe at 90 Conference as the subject title for your submission. Font: Times New Roman, Size 12, double-spaced. All abstracts must be submitted by September 30, 2022, to: bolanleawe90@gmail.com Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2022 Full papers are to be submitted by January 10, 2023   Conference Registration Academics within Nigeria  -- N20, 000  Students within Nigeria                 -- N15, 000 International Faculty           -- $100 International Students         -- $50   For enquiries, please contact: Olusegun Olopade (bcmanager@toyinfalolanetwork.org
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    CALL FOR PROPOSALS 21ST CENTURY SOCIALISM AND EDUCATION
    CALL FOR PROPOSALS21ST CENTURY SOCIALISM AND EDUCATION: GLOBAL ALTERNATIVES TO PATRIARCHY, RACIAL CAPITALISM, MILITARISM, AND CLIMATE CHANGECIES 2023 CALL FOR PROPOSALSTHEMATIC TRACK   At CIES in February 2023, we will once again be organizing a thematic track of panels focused on 21st Century Socialism and Education: Global Alternatives to Patriarchy, Racial Capitalism, Militarism, and Climate Change. This series of panels, workshops, and papers will continue the discussion begun during roughly 20 panels each in CIES 2001 and 2022 on alternative education and development for the new millennium.  The 2023 CIES theme is “Improving Education for a More Equitable World”. The description references the “dream” of education for all and the abundant educational reforms around the world that fall short of realizing equity. It highlights some of the structural problems that constrain progress - power imbalance, income disparity, and neocolonialism, for example. The theme also emphasizes social factors like gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, language, ability, culture, religion, geopolitics, and the current crisis context of pandemic and climate change that our education improvement agendas must address. Our “21st Century Socialism and Education” panel series for 2023 offers a unique opportunity to illuminate deeper critical analyses of the drivers of inequity and highlight the outlines of a number of promising alternatives that do in fact demonstrate a transformative pathway forward.  We refer to socialism to evoke contributions that recognize the fundamental problems with capitalism and its connections to structures of patriarchy, racism, militarism, and ecological crisis. “Socialism" is not well-defined, and "21st-century socialism" even less so; however, we use it as an attempt to deepen participatory praxis in all spheres of social life, including the state, the economy, the workplace, social and cultural spheres, media, technology, and, of utmost importance for CIES, the education system. As a society, CIES needs to reflect on how our scholarship, academic priorities, and approaches can better contribute to continuing and new struggles for eco-balance, social/economic justice, and more representative democracy. In 2022, we approached the site of CIES, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a site of contestation and local engagement. We highlighted how it had become the epicenter of Black Lives Matter and wider global racial justice protests confronting the long history of structural racism in the US and other societies, and how this region of the US is home to struggles for refugee/immigration rights, indigenous rights, workers’ lives, and climate justice. We visited with local activists outside CIES to learn with them. In 2023, we intend to approach the new CIES site in Washington, DC in a similar way as a site of contestation and local engagement where democracy itself is under assault,  reactionary pushback against progressive progress is the current policy norm, and where civic activism resists these efforts. We see the CIES gathering in 2023 as an important opportunity to communicate the power of more just economic systems and social relations (what we call “progressive alternatives”) in the global and national power center that is the US capital city.  We invite you to propose papers or panels for the 21st Century Socialism and Education thematic track for the CIES 2023 conference - the call for submissions period is now open. Your paper or presentation or panel proposal does not have to tackle the whole theme. The theme is meant to be evocative, not restrictive. You can propose an individual paper on a topic of your choosing, an individual paper that fits with one of the suggested topics below, or an entire panel.We are particularly interested in research and perspectives from the Global South.     What is Socialism for the 21st Century? What is the Role of Education in Promoting this? Education and the Climate Emergency  Education and Social Movements  Educator and Youth Resistance and Organizing  Education and the Re-emergence of Labor Activism Racial Capitalism, Education Policy, and Politics Global and Cross-National Perspectives on Black, Feminist, and Queer Movements in and through Education EcoSocialism and Eco Pedagogy Educational Alternatives: Global Examples of Concrete Praxis Indigenous Approaches to Education and Development  Imperialism, Empire, Neo-colonialism, and Learning Militarism and new forms of 21st Century War The Internet, Social Media     If interested, please submit your paper or panel proposal to the 21st Century Socialism and Education track in the All-Academic system (listed with the SIGs) accessible online at www.cies2023.org by the CIES 2023 deadline on Monday, August 8, 2022.Feel free to contact any one of us below with questions.Also, if you know others who might be interested in proposing a paper or panel for this track, please share this invitation with them. Organizers:Frank Adamson                                              Diana Rodríguez-GómezSalim Vally                                                      Michael GibbonsMark Ginsburg                                               Sangeeta KamatSteve Klees                                                    Hugh McLeanNanre Nafziger                                               Carol Anne SpreenRoozbeh Shirazi                                             Krystal StrongBecky Tarlau                                                   Alice Taylor
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    Technology and Material Culture in African History
    Technology and Material Culture in African History:Challenges and Potentials for Research and Teaching An international conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 4 – 8, 2023   Call for Papers and Roundtables   The conference seeks to consolidate and foster the further development of history of technology and material culture in Africa. By gathering scholars from Tanzania and across Africa, as well as colleagues from other continents, the conference will demonstrate the discipline’s high degree of relevance—to the research and teaching of history and adjacent fields, as well as to contemporary political agendas. The organizers wish to use this event to discuss how historians of technology and material culture may contribute to the writing of a “usable past” for further generations. The organizers invite historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, sociologists, and urban scholars to discuss the potentials of interdisciplinary and international collaboration around present intellectual, social, technological, and environmental challenges in Africa and globally. In the recent past, African countries have increased citizens’ access to up-to-date mobility and communication technologies—electric household items, mobile phones, and engine-driven vehicles. As the variety of terms indicates—daladala, matatu, tro tros, bodaboda, bajaji, and so on—artifacts are not just simply imported, but constantly modified to fit local circumstances and needs. By and large, however, a historical understanding of these processes of domestication and reinvention is still lacking. That present-day historians of technology do not limit themselves to the study of modern, Western machines and systems, but include broader aspects of (pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial) “material culture,” also means the discipline plays a central role both in research projects and teaching programs. There have been growing initiatives to integrate Africa into the global history of technology and material culture, but such efforts rarely focus on issues of teaching. Considering the ongoing curricular review at African universities, it is a pressing concern to discuss the potentials of including the history of technology and material culture in Bachelor and Masters programs. The organizers are convinced that the discipline of history needs to include an African perspective and showcase Africa’s contribution to global history of technology and material culture. Therefore, the conference focuses on policies, practices, and use to rethink the historiographic role played by material artifacts and systems. We believe there is a certain urgency in researching, writing, and teaching the history of technology and material culture from a truly African perspective. The organizers hope that the workshop will provide important additions to the nationalist and materialist views which have dominated African history research, writing, and teaching since independence. By giving participants an opportunity to discuss existing research projects and teaching programs, the organizers aim at laying the foundation for an international network of historians of technology and material culture in Africa. We thus ask interested teachers and researchers from Africa and beyond to contribute with standard workshop sessions and papers, roundtable discussions, and further innovative formats. Proposals may be on any thematic area in history of technology and material culture, for example: The place of technology and material culture in the teaching of African history The political “usefulness” of technological and material history Gender and material culture in African history Craft technologies (e.g., basketry, carpentry, weaving, pottery, metal working). Farming, fishing, and hunting technologies The adoption of material objects (e.g., cars, bicycles, electronic and domestic appliances) Infrastructure histories (e.g., transportation, water, power, sanitation) Repair and maintenance cultures Archaeological evidence Please submit 300-word proposals and one-page CVs to:Emanuel L. Mchome at emanuellukio@yahoo.com orFrank Edward at f38edward@yahoo.co.uk no later than August 31, 2022. This unique event will be organized by the History Department at University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the ERC-funded research project “A Global History of Technology, 1850-2000” at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), and the Foundation for the History of Technology in the Netherlands. The event will take place on site in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Lodging and main meals are provided by the organizers; a one-day excursion is also included. Participants from Africa are invited to apply for travel grants. Selected applicants will be notified Sept. 15, 2022, and they will be requested to submit preliminary conference papers (min. 2,500 words) by Nov. 15, 2022. Representatives of leading scientific journals will be present at the event. Contact Info:  Professor Mikael Hård ERC Project “A Global History of Technology, 1850-2000” Institute of History Technical University of Darmstadt Schloss, Marktplatz 15 64283 Darmstadt Germany Contact Email:  hard@ifs.tu-darmstadt.de URL:  http://www.global-hot.eu
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    Transforming Institutions Strategic Funding Proposals
    The Alliance for African Partnership is now accepting proposals for the Transforming Institutions Strategic Funding Program. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 in seed funding to develop international strategic partnerships with universities, institutions of higher education and research, and/or organizations in the public or NGO sectors.   The application deadline is August 29th, 2022.   Alliance for African Partnership seeks proposals from AAP consortium members and their partners for activities which directly address AAP's pillar to transform institutions to be better able to participate in sustainable, equitable, and research-driven partnerships that make a broader impact on transforming lives. Travel can include any of the following—within Africa, to Africa from external locations, to the US, or to other locations outside of Africa. Virtual engagement is highly encouraged as it can be cost effective.   Exploratory Projects to support initial-stage partnership development. This funding is meant for new partnerships that have not previously worked together  Proposal Development Projects to support partners to develop a proposal in response to a specific funding opportunity   Pilot Workshop Projects to support short-term training activities or workshops   Proposed partnerships should focus specifically on institutional strengthening and capacity development. This could include projects that aim to build institutional strengths; to contribute to individuals’ capacity development which will lead to institutional strengthening; to plan for new units or institution-wide initiatives; and/or to pilot new approaches to research support, teaching or outreach that can eventually be scaled up across the institution(s).   Proposals that address the following areas will also receive priority in review:  1) building grant proposal development and/or improving grant management,    2)innovative models of joint teaching or degree programs (e.g., COIL courses), or     3) innovative models of research communication and engagement (e.g., building capacity of researchers to engage/communicate with policy makers, communities, etc.)   To learn more about the program, including how to apply, visit: https://aap.isp.msu.edu/funding/transforming-institutions-call-proposals/
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    Virtual Conference: Religion and Democracy on the African Continent
    Virtual Conference: Religion and Democracy on the African Continent: Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Possibilities “A broad rethinking of political issues becomes possible when Western ideals and practices are examined from the vantage point of Africa.”—Pankaj Mishra, New York Review of Books Join us Saturday, May 7–Sunday, May 8, for a virtual conference, featuring scholars of Africana Studies, Religious Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Law, and Politics, who will share their expertise on religion and democracy on the African continent. The event will feature a keynote address by Mahmood Mamdani, the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University and author of the book, Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities, (Harvard University Press, 2020). The conference presentations will result in the publication of an edited volume to be made freely available next year.  Registration The conference will be hosted on Zoom; attendees must register separately for each session. Click on the linked session titles below to register and to learn more about the sessions and speakers. All sessions will be recorded and made available on the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab’s Vimeo channel. Schedule of Events Saturday, May 7: Looking Back 9–11 AM EST Historical Formations of Religion and Democracy   11:30 AM–1:30 PM EST African Religious Movements & Democracies   2–4 PM EST Keynote Lecture: Mahmood Mamdani, Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities    Sunday, May 8: Looking Forward 10 am–12 PM EST Contemporary Conflicts, the State, and Religion in Africa   1–4 pm EST New Theories and the Future of Religion and Democracy in Africa (followed by Closing Remarks)   Co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Democracy Initiative's Religion, Race & Democracy Lab, the Page-Barbour Funds, the Institute of the Humanities & Global Culture, the Carter G. Woodson Institute, and the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion.
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  • CALL FOR WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE CIES 2023 CONFERENCE THEME
    CALL FOR WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE CIES 2023 CONFERENCE THEME "IMPROVING EDUCATION IN A MORE EQUITABLE WORLD"   The 2023 Conference Theme was announced in Minneapolis at our annual gathering on Apr. 18-22, 2022. The landing page of our next year’s conference is at this link.  You are warmly invited to submit a written response to the 2023 Conference Theme “Improving Education for a More Equitable World”. The response will be a 3,000 or more-word essay addressing anything meaningful around the conference theme, covering one or more of the three broad areas, i.e., improvement and equity (and social justice) in comparative/international education.This is a great opportunity for you to respond to the conference theme around such critical questions as: How should we critically look at and meet the desired outcomes across times and spaces? in what ways may micro, meso, and/or macro educational strategies, structures, and processes be improved along with their environments? How do we know through rigorous methods we ARE making progress responsively? What changes can bring about responsible and sustainable advancement in learning, teaching, and schooling? What implications may these changes have on individual systems, contexts, and the already vulnerable planet? How may our endeavors help redefine comparative and international education in a way that reconnects it with contextualized educational policy and practice?You are also encouraged to touch on any other critical questions about the conference theme.Your written response will have an opportunity to be published after review on the CIES 2023 website along with our online submission system this summer.Please submit your written response to the conference theme by June. 15, 2022. All submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word attachment to cies2023@cies.us with Written Response in your subject line.Please follow APA style with a cover page including your full name and passport-size photo, affiliations, the title for your written response, and a complete reference list ending your essay. By your submission, you authorize CIES to publicize the information on the cover page together with your written response. As a by-product, written responses will be planned for an edited volume or a special issue after the annual conference in 2023! Please help circulate this announcement to anybody, especially academics, practitioners, and students, who may have an interest in joining our conversations for CIES 2023 Conference on February 18-22, Washington, D.C.
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    Call for Applications for the 2022 Ife Institute of Advanced Studies
    Call for Applications for the 2022 Ife Institute of Advanced Studies’ summer institute with doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the humanities, the social sciences, and STEM affiliated with your institution and related networks.The Ife Summer Institute is an international platform for nurturing a new generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences held for three years at Ile-Ife in Nigeria, and virtually in 2020-2021 to accommodate COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The institute hosts participants from all over the world and boasts distinguished faculty engaging contemporary scholarly topics.This year’s Institute will be held both in-person and via Zoom. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all registered participants at the end of the Institute.More details about the online application are available on our website: https://www.ias-ife.com/<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ias-ife.com/__;!!HXCxUKc!iFM-iw4Hrc2buEwZzpnc791_EE0KuPMSXRZ8ZM5i6kNVTuvob3AJYw2dQVuqTSc$ .We can also be reached for questions or clarification at  iiasng.office@gmail.com<mailto:iiasng.office@gmail.com  or summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com<mailto:summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com>.
    By: Raquel Acosta

  • I will be speaking at the USAID USAID Higher Education Global Evidence Summit 2022. To join me, please register http://www.edu-links.org/HE-summit-2022
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