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 firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions, please contact Dr. Akin Iwilade through email@example.com
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.
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