Trans-Islam Research Project: Call for field research proposals

 

The Trans-Islam Research Project is a two-year research project that analyses the religious flows and the changes occurring in the Niger–Nigeria religious space. In the framework of this project, the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is offering 4 (four) grants to 4 junior researchers—MA or PhD students—aimed at supporting field research.

The proposals must fit within the research guidelines of the project and must present an innovative perspective. The selected junior researchers will have seven months to conduct fieldwork and collect new data. They will be invited to present the results of their research at a pooling seminar in Niamey (Republic of Niger) in February 2015. Following this, they will have four months to write a scientific article, which will be published on IFRA website.

All applications must be sent by e-mail before 15 June 2014 to:
Dr. Elodie Apard-Malah (IFRA): e.apard@ifra-nigeria.org

The fieldwork subsidized by the grant is expected to take place from July 2014 to February 2015. The scientific article will be expected by the end of June 2015