Duke Africa Initiative Call for Proposals [Duke Internal Funding — Restricted to Duke Faculty Only]

The Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative wishes to announce a call for applications to fund small projects or working groups in the fall of 2016. We envision supporting up to three projects that meet the following criteria:

  •   We are interested in generating networks and synergies among scholars with common interests at Duke, and therefore we will only be funding projects that take place on Duke’s campus, not those in Africa itself.
  •   Projects should be collaborative and cross-disciplinary in nature, perhaps organized around a common theme (water, technology transfer, China- Africa) or as a way to develop new relationships across schools.
  •   They may take the shape of a speaker series, a mini-conference, or a reading group, among other interdisciplinary/collaborative formats. If the proposal focuses in these areas, at least a portion of these activities should be open to all members of the Duke community.
  •   All applications must be submitted by a Duke Faculty member, and all Duke Faculty are eligible to apply.
  •   Special consideration will be given to those proposals that use a vertically integrated model that includes undergraduate and graduate students in the proposed project and/or working group.
  •   We anticipate making awards in the $5000-6000 range.
  • Please visit the Africa Initiative website for more information about the projects thathave received funding in the past year:

    Deadline: July 15, 2016

    Disciplinary Category: Arts & Humanities; Environmental & Life Sciences; Multidisciplinary; Physical Sciences & Engineering; Social Sciences. Applications should be no longer than 3 pages, and include the following:

  •   A description of the proposed activity.
  •   The anticipated participants in this activity, especially noting its cross-disciplinary elements.
  •   Outcomes from the activity, and the potential next steps for furtherdevelopment, including potential for further funding.
  •   Please attach a short (1-page) CV of the lead faculty member.
  •   Funding requests should be sent to Deirdre White( no later than July 15, 2015.


The Africa Initiative│John Hope Franklin Center│ (919) 681-2293

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