Duke Africa Initiative Faculty Opportunities
This page serves as a warehouse of faculty opportunities for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. The following opportunities are currently available:
- Africa Initiative Small Faculty Grants (currently open)
- Duke University Global Enhancement Fund (currently closed)
- Duke University Global Engagement Fund (currently open)
Small Faculty Grants: call for proposals 2017 - 2018
Each year, the Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative announces a call for applications to fund small projects or working groups for the coming academic year. These awards have traditionally been in the range of $2,000 - $6,000.
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 2017. We envision supporting up to five 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.
Deadline: July 1, 2017
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 further development, 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 (email@example.com) no later than July 1, 2017
PAST SMALL FACULTY GRANT AWARDS
For 2016 - 2017, the Africa Initiative was pleased to announce the following faculty members were awarded small grants:
Africa, Lost and Found in Translation, David Font-Navarette, Thompson Writing Program
A Workshop on Commercial Institutions in Circum-Saharan Africa, Bruce Hall, History
Developing a Network in a Form of Mailing List of Scholars for the Dissemination and Production of Academic Information In and About Africa, Mbaye Lo, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Youth, Democracy and Dissent: An Event Series on Policy and Activism in Africa, Katheryn (Catherine) Mathers, International Comparative Studies
Technology for Health in Africa: Closing Treatment Gaps Through The Use of Technology, Eve Puffer, Psychology & Neuroscience (awarded 2015 - 2016)
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Implement Wide Scale Cervical Cancer Screening Prevention Among Vulnerable Populations in East Africa, Nimmi Ramanujam, Biomedical Engineering
Cornered [with no corners], Raquel Salvatella de Prada, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
International Workshop on Alternative Discourses of Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Global South, Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, Nicholas School of the Envrionment
50th Anniversary of the Duke Lemur Center, Anne Yoder, Biology
Duke University Global Enhancement Funds
The Office of Global Affairs provides funds for research projects, courses, conferences or related activities that touch upon Brazil, India and East Africa.
Who's eligible: Regular-rank Duke faculty (individuals or groups)
Award amount: Up to $25,000
Priority issue areas: citizenship and migration; conflict in a historical context; cultural heritage preservation; environment; energy; water; development; health; policy
More information is available online here.
Duke University global engagement fund
The Office of Global Affairs provides funds intended to support new and innovative programs, activities, and approaches that are in line with Duke’s vision as a global university, including research collaboration opportunities and international events.
Who's eligible: Faculty (individuals or groups)
Award amount: Up to $7,500
Priority issue areas: health, policy, environment, health humanities, environmental humanities
More information is available online here.