1: Postdoctoral writing grants
BIEA is offering writing grants for two
scholars who have recently completed doctoral research within the disciplines
of humanities and social sciences in eastern Africa. A writing grant provides a
modest stipend for the completion and submission of a high impact publication
to Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa or the Journal of
Eastern African Studies, based on the results of the PhD research.
The writing grant covers the period of
three months, to be completed before end December 2021. Applicants must be able
to confirm that they are only working a maximum of 15 hours per week in other
employment during the time they are receiving the writing grant. The writing
grant stipend is £1,000 per month for three months, at the end of which the
paper must be submitted to the relevant journal.
Applicants should have undergone a successful viva before taking up the writing grant.
Applications should take the form of the
doctoral thesis abstract; a publication abstract and contents outline; a
timetable for the completion of the publication, including which three months
the applicant will undertake the writing grant; and a statement of support from
the doctoral supervisor.
Deadline for applications: 20th June 2021, with a decision made by end June. Applications should be sent to the BIEA Director Jane Humphris ([email protected]).
2: Bringing research home: dissemination grants for post-doctoral scholars
BIEA is offering support for two scholars who have recently completed doctoral research within the disciplines of humanities and social sciences in eastern Africa to either return to the site of their research and present their findings to the community/ies with whom they worked, and discuss further research potential with local stakeholders; or to implement an innovative digital way of performing the same tasks, to ensure covid compliance and avoid travel.
Applicants should have undergone a successful viva since 1 January 2020.
The application should take the form of the doctoral thesis abstract; a short narrative statement of proposed activities; a budget; and a statement of support from the doctoral supervisor. The maximum amount available is £2,500 per scholar. Successful applicants will be expected to complete their trip or digital project before end of 2021, to supply several blog and social media posts and to be available for a public presentation about their trip.
Deadline for application: 1st July 2021. Applications should be sent to the BIEA Country Director Freda Nkirote ([email protected]).