Deadline: March 15, 2020
The Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) invites African scholars and/or activists based in Africa to apply for Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Grants Competition 2020.
The competition is based on the premise that a shortage of funding for critical research is one of the problems faced by Africa-based scholars and activists wishing to carry forward a political economy agenda. In response to this, ROAPE is offering up to two small research grants (value £3000).
- The grant is £3,000 and will be paid in three tranches:
- Upon acceptance of a research proposal, ROAPE will disburse 1/3 of the grant (£1,000) to successful candidates to contribute towards direct research expenses.
- The second tranche (£1,000) will be paid after submission of the first-year report. Part of the second tranche can be claimed in advance if the first tranche has been used up, upon provision of all receipts of expenses incurred upon.
- The third tranche (£1,000) will be paid following the formal submission of an article to ROAPE.
- Applicants should be nationals of an African country and residents in an African country.
- Applicants who are based in or studying outside Africa will not be considered.
- Priority will be given to younger scholars and activists who are not yet established and who do not have alternative source of funding for primary research.
- Joint applications (by two candidates or more) meeting these criteria will also be considered.
Applications should be sent by email to the following address: email@example.com
Please make sure that you include these words in the title of your email: ‘Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Scholarship’.
Your application should contain:
- A brief outline of your research proposal, consisting of:
- a title
- an abstract of no more than 100 words, clarifying the political economy framing of the research
- an outline of no more than 200 words, including a section on the methodology to be adopted in the proposed study
- Your CV with:
- relevant biographical info (name; age; sex; contact details; nationality – please specify if you have more than one nationality; current residence – please specify if you have double residence)
- educational qualifications
- activist experience
- research experience
- your current employment circumstances, including any study or internship programme you are enrolled in, with specification of your remuneration if applicable.
- A motivation letter explaining how you meet the criteria and why you think you are a good candidate for the LCMRS
- Two full references, inclusive of position/institutional affiliation; email addresses, phone numbers and (if possible) skype contacts. If you are shortlisted, your referees will be asked to produce a reference letter on a short notice.
For more information, visit Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Scholarship.