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Call for Applications to the Global Africa Junior Researchers' Institute in Niamey, 2022.

The Global Africa program is issuing a call for applications for its first Junior Researchers' Institute (JRI), established to promote the integration of junior researchers into social science research communities and enable their active participation in the construction of knowledge being developed worldwide


Context and justification


The Global Africa program is issuing a call for applications for its first Junior Researchers' Institute (JRI), established to promote the integration of junior researchers into social science research communities and enable their active participation in the construction of knowledge being developed worldwide


The Junior Researchers' Institute is an essential component of the Global Africa project. It is under the responsibility of the Laboratory for the Study and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development (LASDEL), an independent laboratory with a sub-regional focus, based in Niamey with a branch in Parakou. LASDEL is responsible for the design and implementation of the school, in collaboration with other partners of Global Africa.


Goals


The Junior Researchers' Institute was designed to enhance the capacity of young researchers in scientific writing and scientific publishing. It aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To foster the emergence of well-trained researchers on the continent capable of producing high-level articles publishable in Global Africa, as well as in other reputable scientific journals. These publications should address issues of national, regional, and global significance.

  • To serve as a training and promotion platform for junior researchers, enabling their progressive integration into the academic world with the necessary intellectual means. The Junior Researchers' Institute aims to contribute to the renewal of knowledge about Africa and the promotion of well-trained young researcher profiles. This promotion of junior researchers involves publishing their work as well as strengthening their capacity in publishing and writing within a stimulating work environment conducive to fruitful scientific exchanges.

  • To provide a solid capacity-building framework for the benefit of junior researchers and offer them sustainable support through a mentoring process.

For its first session, the Junior Researchers' Institute will be held in Niamey and will take place over the course of one week. It will be connected to issue number five of the Global Africa journal, which will focus on African public administrations (APA) under the title "Decolonizing African Administrative Futures' (see below for the call). Such a topic undoubtedly generates interest among researchers concerned with understanding the dynamics of the state as they take shape and develop in Africa. It is a subject open to multidisciplinary approaches. It is stimulating because it is currently at the center of many discussions in the social sciences. Consequently, it will allow selected candidates to make valuable contributions to the renewal of knowledge on an ever-relevant subject, recognized for its high strategic importance in discussions on the state in Africa.


Applications


The Institute is open to junior researchers under the age of 35, holding a doctorate in social sciences or about to defend their thesis in 2022, and carrying a project for an article that fits within the thematic focus of the dedicated issue of Global Africa, whose call for papers is available in the following pages. The application package includes:

  • A motivation letter;

  • A curriculum vitae;

  • A 10-page project proposal (3,500-5,000 words);

  • For doctoral candidates defending in 2022, a certificate of submission or a letter from the thesis supervisor confirming the defense date.

Applications must be sent to the Junior Researchers' lnstitute secretariat no later than October 30, 2022, to the following address: school@globalafricasciences.org.


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