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GGSJ Senior researchers Karin Arts and Jeff Handmaker at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), together with colleagues at the Erasmus School of Law (ESL) and the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC),  have been awarded a significant research grant

This five-year research project, led by ESL Professor Sanne Taekema and entitled Integrating Functional and Normative Approaches to Rule of Law and Human Rights, involves 10 principal researchers located at the three EUR faculties mentioned above. The project will support 2 postdoc positions, 4 visiting professors (including Kim Lane Scheppele of Princeton University) and a number of conferences and expert meetings.


The Global Development Awards and Medals Competition (AMC) is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, and other donors.

GDNThe AMC recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has provided US$ 3.6 million in awards and travel grants to finalists and winners. The winners of the current round will be chosen by an eminent jury at GDN’s 15th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Accra, Ghana from 18-20 June, 2014; an event attended by over 500 practitioners in the field of development where finalists will present their proposals and papers.

Competition Categories – The competition accepts submissions in three categories:

Category 1: Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)

Category 2: Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)

Category 3: Medals for Research on Development (Medals)

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BostonCollegeDissertation Fellowship – African and African Diaspora Studies

DEADLINE: 31 January 2014

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, to apply for our dissertation fellowship. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.


The Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) is pleased to announce the establishment of a small research grants competition for African scholars/activists based in Africa and pursuing a political economy agenda. This is a call for applications.

ROAPE is a refereed journal committed to encouraging high quality research and fostering excellence in the understanding of African political economy, and is listed in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index. Published quarterly by Taylor & Francis for the ROAPE international collective, it has since 1974 provided radical analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa, adopting a broadly materialist interpretation of change. It has paid particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation and oppression and struggles against them, whether driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race, community and gender. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation. For more details about the journal and examples of published articles please go to www.roape.org.

The small grant competition is based on the premise that the shortage of funding for critical research is one of the problems faced by Africa-based scholars/activists wishing to carry forward a political economy agenda. In response to this, ROAPE is offering up to four  small research grants (each up to £3000). The process of selection of proposals, as well as their expected format, is outlined below.


International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.