Duke Africa Initiative SMALL FACULTY GRANTS: CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017 - 2018 [Duke Internal Funding -- Restricted to Duke Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

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

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Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 1, 2017