Constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs)
Call for Proposals for 2011
Within the framework of its strategy for building comparative knowledge on Africa produced from within the African continent, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), invites proposals from researchers based at African universities and centres of research for the constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) to undertake studies on/or around any of the themes identified as priority research themes of the CODESRIA strategic plan for the period 2007 – 2011.
The primary purpose for which the CRNs have been introduced is to encourage the development and consolidation of a comparative analytic perspective in the work of African social researchers. Among others, priority research themes include: the popular arts, identity and culture in contemporary Africa; migration dynamics and the making of new diasporic communities; re-thinking (African) development; re-thinking democracy (in Africa); engendering democracy and development; transitions in African higher education; changing rural-urban linkages; religion, spirituality and power in Africa.
Interested researchers are invited to submit their applications by 15 June 2011.
For further information please visit www.codesria.org/spip.php?article1217&lang=en