September 12-14th, 2017, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
The Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and the Department of International Development, University of Oxford are pleased to invite applications from early career academics and advanced graduate students in the social sciences and humanities for a two-day research and training workshop on ‘New Research in Nigeria’. This workshop is aimed at those who are either affiliated to a university in Nigeria or doing research on Nigeria.
The New Research in Nigeria Day (NRD) has been held annually in the UK since 2009. Its goal has been to bring together scholars conducting exciting new work on the various aspects of Nigeria’s political, economic and social life. At the 2016 edition held at the University of Oxford and co-sponsored by St Antony’s College and the Department of International Development, it was suggested that the event be taken to Nigeria as a way of establishing links with Nigerian colleagues and expanding the range of voices that can contribute to our collaborations. At heart therefore, the agenda of this workshop is to establish a collaborative social science network between UK based Academics working on Nigeria, and Nigeria based early career researchers.
The workshop will feature research presentations that creatively bring together thematic issues pertinent to Nigerian affairs as well as provide training on publishing in high impact journals, applying for research grants, and tracking research impact. Participants from all of the social sciences and humanities disciplines are welcome and we expect to select up to 40 people.
How to apply
Interested participants are requested to send a 2-page summary of their current research which should include information about key arguments, methodology, theoretical approach and location in the literature, by midnight of 19 August, 2017. This should be sent to email@example.com If you have questions, please contact Dr. Akin Iwilade through firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to a generous grant from the Africa Oxford Initiative, we are pleased to note that participation costs (accommodation, meals and a small local travel stipend) will be covered by the organizers. Please note that no per-diem will be paid and that the travel stipend will be pre-calculated by organizers.
Image: Aerial View of Lagos by Jide Alakija
The conference will be an important networking opportunity aiming to promote cross-divisional research collaborations on global health systems research.
With support from the Medical and Social Sciences Divisions this conference aims to promote cross-divisional research collaborations in global health systems to help LMIC achieve the new sustainable development goals agenda. The event will include international plenary speakers, rapid oral presentations and poster displays with networking and ‘meet the expert’ opportunities built into the format.
DPhil students and early career researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts on any subject relevant to improving health systems in low and middle income countries. Studies from any disciplinary background will be considered. Those selected to present their work will have 2 mins to showcase it as part of rapid plenary presentation session and then will present their poster during a dedicated poster session. All those submitting abstracts should register as a delegate – those chosen to present their work will have their day delegate fee refunded after the conference. Prizes will be given for the best poster.
Submit Abstract Here
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 2nd 2017.
Registration closes: 18th October 2017 at 5pm.
For more information contact: email@example.com
Day delegate – £30
Oxford University Student (MSc/DPhil student) – £20
International Health and Tropical Medicine MSc students – Free
Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is provided
Possible themes to be explored in the collection include: the role of governors under the new constitution; the rise of very localized patronage networks around the members of county assemblies; the extent to which the new constitution has succeeded in its apparent aim of institutionalizing political parties and ensuring that they have a presence across the country; how elections reveal the effects of devolution on Kenya’s security agencies; and the workings of the judiciary under the new constitution. The collection will then be framed by an introductory essay in which the editors will draw on their own research, including comparative lessons from elsewhere in Africa. Please note that this means that we are unlikely to be able to accommodate general papers that provide an overview of the election, as these will duplicate the introduction. We are therefore looking for research papers that provide a more in depth analysis of a specific issue.
Those interested in contributing should send a 200 to 300 word abstract to Gabrielle Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org) two weeks after the presidential inauguration, and expect to submit full papers of up to 10,000 words including endnotes and a bibliography by early December (with exact dates to be advertised dependent on the final electoral schedule). Please note that all papers will be peer reviewed, and that the selection process for which articles are published will be made by the editors of the Journal of Eastern African Studies. It is unlikely that every paper proposed can be accommodated. For instructions to authors see: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rjea20&page=instructions
A conference to showcase Oxford’s multidisciplinary research informing health systems strengthening in LMIC
Invitation to propose a Plenary Presentation
A one-day conference is being planned with support from the Medical and Social Sciences Divisions and organized by a team from across the university . Its aim is to showcase research conducted by multidisciplinary teams from Oxford with partners in or with direct relevance to low and middle income countries’ health and social care systems. This conference aims to promote cross-divisional research collaborations in global health to help achieve the sustainable development goal agenda.
Individuals or groups wishing to present their work (20 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q&A) are invited to submit a proposed title and up to 200 words description that illustrates the nature and value of their multidisciplinary approach. Joint presentations from individuals representing the collaborative approach taken to addressing complex health and social care systems questions are welcome.
Please download and email presentation outlines using this Presentation Outline Form to email@example.com with the subject heading ‘Crossing Boundaries 3’ Submissions should be received by 30th June 2017
Rapid oral and poster presentations
Individual researchers, particularly those at an early stage of their career and DPhil students, will be invited to submit abstracts at a later date through a specific