The Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA), in collaboration with The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Emerging African Scholars PhD Workshop, with support from the Ford Foundation.
The PhD Workshop is a full-day professional development and intellectually engaging workshop. The seminar seeks to provide guidance for emerging scholars on the path to a successful career, help sharpen their research skills and address the challenges that African PhD students face. The GOAL is to provide scholarly research support, professional advice and mentoring for doctoral students in the field of nonprofit management, philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship, and voluntary action studies.
The GOAL is to provide scholarly research support, professional advice and mentoring for doctoral students in the field of nonprofit management, philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship and voluntary action studies.
The program is open to doctoral students from Africa whose research focus is on nonprofit management, philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship and voluntary action studies in Africa. Students at the various under-listed stages in their doctoral program are encouraged to apply:
- Students who have defended a dissertation proposal
- Students who have not yet defended a dissertation proposal
- Students whose dissertation plans are not yet fully formed
Applicants are required to apply for the PhD Workshop through the electronic application on the AROCSA website. Applications must include the following:
- 5-page description of dissertation research or proposed research outline (double space, 12pt font with one inch margins)
- Brief Statement of Purpose, outlining how the student expects to benefit from participation in the Virtual PhD Workshop
- Recommendation from student’s dissertation advisor/faculty advisor
Slots in the workshop are limited. Selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:
- Potential quality and impact of proposed research
- Centrality of the work to philanthropy, nonprofit management, civil society, social entrepreneurship, and voluntary action studies in Africa.
- Potential for the student to gain from the workshop
NB: This workshop is FREE of charge. Please ensure that you are available to attend the workshop physically on SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 in Dakar, Senegal.
- May 26, 2022: Submission Open
- June 15, 2022: Application deadline (all materials must be submitted by this time)
- July 29, 2022: Awardee Notification
- Sept. 28, 2022: Emerging African Scholars PHD Workshop (physical)
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