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- New University of Michigan African Scholars Exchange Program — Deadline Sep 1, 2008
The University of Michigan African Scholars Exchange Program is designed to enhance collaboration between early career faculty from Ghana and South Africa and students and faculty at the University of Michigan. Program Description The University of Michigan African Scholars Exchange Program is designed to enhance collaboration between early career faculty from Ghana and South Africa and students and faculty at the University of Michigan. It is also designed to support faculty development in Africa and capacity building for African home institutions. The University of Michigan offers support in cultivating the next generation of African scholars by bringing them to the University of Michigan for periods of one or two semesters, and it seeks to build and strengthen lasting scholarly relationships with those scholars and their institutions. At the University of Michigan, they will have access to library and research materials that can assist them in working on a research project, academic degree, new course, grant proposal, or other relevant activity. Where appropriate, they will also be paired with University of Michigan faculty members for collaboration on projects that will help them advance their careers. African scholars may apply to visit Michigan for a short term (two months), for a semester (four months), or for an entire year. Research Areas of Particular Interest In the January-August 2009 cycle of awards, special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching and research interests include one of the following areas, which are related to current University of Michigan strategic collaborative initiatives in Africa:
- Heritage studies in Africa. Heritage is construed in its broadest possible way, engaging a multitude of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. By heritage is meant the retrieval and reframing of objects, artifacts and cultural traditions, social practices and customary laws, sites, narratives, performances and practices pertaining to precolonial, colonial and post-independence legacies.
- Social research in Africa. Consideration will be given to those in any social science discipline or profession that involves the collection and analysis of quantitative data to address areas such as poverty reduction, the promotion of public health, education, pluralism and good governance.
Applicants from all other disciplines will have a greater chance of success if their scholarly work represents areas of special need and/or capacity building for their home institutions, and represent scholarly areas in which the University of Michigan is particularly able to provide mentorship and collaborative engagement. For further information, email@example.com. Director, African Studies Center The University of Michigan 1080 S. University Ave, Suite 2660? Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106 Tel: 734-615-3027 Fax: 734-763-9154