The American Political Science Association is seeking applications from political scientists interested in attending a workshop on “Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective” from July 1-12, 2013 at the Center for Democratic Governance (CDG) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Led by a joint team of US and African scholars, the 2013 Africa Workshop is a unique professional opportunity for early-to-mid career faculty with an interest in social science research. The organizers will cover all the costs of participation for up to 26 qualified applicants. Both French-speaking and English-speaking scholars are welcome to apply. The application deadline is March 15.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 6th annual Africa Workshop is part of an ongoing multi-year effort to support political science research and teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa through a series of residential political science workshops. Previous workshops were held in Gaborone, Botswana (2012); Nairobi, Kenya (2011); Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2010); Accra, Ghana (2009); and Dakar, Senegal (2008). Each year, the program is hosted by a university or research institute in Africa and brings together up to 22 Africa-based scholars, as well as four advanced PhD students from US-based universities.
While the event primarily caters to political scientists, it is also open to scholars from any social science discipline with research relevant to the workshop theme. The primary goal of the workshop is to support participants in publishing their research. Application Deadline: March 15.