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Non-Resident Fellowship Africa

Status: Closed

Organisation: Ufahamu Africa

Deadline: 31/08/2021

  • Eligibility:
    – scholars, journalists, or content creators based in Africa,
    – female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply,
    – team proposals are welcome,
    – familiarity with the Ufahamu Africa podcast or podcasting in general is preferred,
    – have experience with research and/or media dissemination to the general public,
    – demonstrate commitment to open-access knowledge dissemination,
    – demonstrate a commitment to and experience with engaging the general public, policy-makers, and researchers on topics related to life and politics on the continent, to building the capacity of African research institutions/universities/media centers and journalists, and submit a clear and innovative research proposal,
    – be computer literate, fluent in English, and a strong public speaker.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: African countries
  • Application language: English

The Ufahamu Africa invite researchers, journalists, practitioners, and podcasters interested in contributing to content creation and dissemination of cutting-edge analysis and important narratives about life and politics on the continent. Non-resident fellows will be engaged remotely for ten months to produce the equivalent of five single- or dual-language podcast episodes. Fellows will also be asked to join the editorial team to shape season 6 content, dissemination ideas, mashup partnerships, and other podcast production decisions.

They will invite non-resident fellows to present their own work at their respective host universities—Cornell University and the University of California, Riverside—whether in person or virtually. This will further facilitate meeting and collaborating with faculty and students in multiple academic departments and participating in broader research-public engagement-media projects. Ufahamu Africa non-resident fellows will be considered members of the production team and will be invited to attend relevant conferences (African Studies Association, Working Group on African Political Economy, others) as possible with current travel restrictions. Through these networks, fellows will have access to annual research grant competitions, online and in-person convenings, training workshops, and more.

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