Upcoming Opportunities: January 2018

We’d like to bring to your attention to several exciting calls for proposals/applications/nominations with upcoming deadlines. For more details and the full listing of many more interesting opportunities, please check out the Opportunities section here. If you have a relevant opportunity that you would like added, please email us at cihablog[at]gmail[dot]com.


The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) is now accepting applications for MA degree in Peace Studies and International Relations. Candidates should apply by 5th January 2018 for January 2018 intake and 30th April 2018 for August 2018 intake. More information can be found here.

The Mawazo PhD Scholars programme is a one-year, non-residential fellowship aimed at women pursuing PhD studies focused on climate change and energy at Kenyan universities. The goal of this programme is to build a strong pipeline of future researchers who are prepared to ask insightful questions about African development, and effectively communicate their results to both government and industry leaders and the general public. Scholars will receive grant funding, training, and other support to undertake an independent research project on a topic related to climate change or energy. Applications are due on January 26th. More details can be found here.

Call for Papers: Nearly fifty years after the Nigeria-Biafra War ended in January 1970, the complex experiences of Nigerian and foreign women affected by the conflict have yet to be told and adequately recorded. There has been no conference focused on the role of women in the war or how the conflict affected them, a void which demands to be filled. This international conference is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war and to highlight the cost of the conflict on Nigerian women, their participation in the hostilities, and their contributions to the survival of families, communities and the country. The Department of Africana Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County welcomes panel, paper, and poster presentations that will contribute to a better understanding of the complexity of women and gender in the Nigeria-Biafra War. Interested participants should send a 250-word proposal for paper or roundtable no later than Wednesday, January 31st and details can be found here.

Various 2018 West African Research Association (WARA) Fellowships are available including a pre-doctoral fellowship, post-doctoral fellowship and library fellowship. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018 and more details can be found here.

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