Opportunities for Humanities Researchers based in the Global South

Experts from Rwanda, South Africa and the UK at our recent Mobilising Histories workshop.

At Changing The Story we are passionate about working with and learning from our colleagues in the Global South to help humanities research make the biggest possible impact towards sustainable development worldwide. We need their expertise and partnership to ensure humanities research remains relevant, equitable and effective in supporting long-term change.

When launching our Phase 2 grants, we struggled to find a central online space where humanities researchers based in the Global South could easily consult the range of international funding opportunities available to them. We hope to fill some of that gap here.

If you have a relevant opportunity for humanities academics based in the Global South that you would like to share, please contact us.

Note: The opportunities below are not directly connected to Changing The Story and we encourage direct consultation with the relevant funder and/or guidance notes to ensure that the fund is appropriate for your needs.

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA, based at the University of Ghana, Accra) currently has 4 calls for applications for individual fellowships and interdisciplinary fellowship groups, with deadlines of 30 September 2019 and 15 October 2019, dependent on the scheme.
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Building on the success of the previous year, the Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut are issuing a new Call for Proposals to support cultural and artistic initiatives tackling pressing environmental issues around the world. The Call for Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change builds on its 2018 edition, through which 15 exceptional projects were supported.
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Call for Papers. The Arts and Market journal has opened submissions for a special issue entitled "Art in a time of rupture: the changing landscape of mission-driven and community-based arts and cultural initiatives". The issue aims to create a conversation that brings together different viewpoints to address questions such as "How do artists and mission-driven arts organisations navigate the uncertainty of contemporary artistic careers in the context of the social, economic, and technological uncertainty of our times?".
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The British Academy has launched a fund for research into heritage, dignity and violence, with the aims of achieving sustainable peace and preventing violence. Projects must demonstrate a innovative and interdisciplinary approach that will result in new conceptual understandings and collaborations between the humanities and social sciences. The PI of the project must be based in the UK, with equitable international collaboration expected. Projects must be ODA-eligible
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Conflict and Identity: Confronting the Past The University of Oxford are hosting this conference on 17th and 18th October 2019. The conference seeks to explore the role of history education in pr-conflict, at-conflict and post-conflict societies. There will be particular consideration of how dominant/minority/alternative narratives, memories, and cultural representations of history are used to mediate difficult pasts and create social cohesio
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Call for papers. The International Journal of Transitional Justice has opened submissions for a special issue entitled "Creative Approaches to Transitional Justice: Contributions of Arts and Culture". The issue seeks to present creative approaches to addressing the legacy of human rights abuses and widespread violence and oppression. Submissions that document, critically engage with, and imagine new forms of artistic and cultural research and practice in the field of transitional justice are invited. These can be in a variety of forms, including scholarship, practitioners reflections and creative works.
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Call for applications for the workshop "Countering asymmetries in Knowledge production on Africa" now open to early career researchers affiliated with a recognised university in the ECOWAS region. This 5-day workshop aims to counter asymmetries in knowledge production in African Studies and contribute to endogenous knowledge production in the humanities and social sciences by Africa-based scholars. It will combine theoretical discussions on issues of ‘decolonizing knowledge’ with practical support to African early career scholars on research and publishing.
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