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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

6TH CODESRIA/CASB summer school in African studies and area studies in Africa 2024

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies in Basel (CASB) call for applications for their 6th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa held in Dakar, Senegal.


Description and objectives:

The CODESRIA/CASB summer school in African studies and area studies in Africa 2024 offers young SSH scholars a platform to examine the challenges of the tension and the potential for mutual fertilization between the requirements of scholarly standards and social impact in Africa. Participants will reflect on their research’s potential for societal transformation, develop theoretical and methodological skills in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration, and learn to locate themselves in various academic and policy fields from an African lens.

To read more details about the objectives and content of this summer school, visit the official


Financial Coverage:

Travel, accommodation and meals during the Summer School will be provided for participants from African Institutions. The Convenors of the Summer School will also be open to receiving a limited number of applicants able and willing to pay the cost of participation in the School.


Location and deadlines:

Venue: Dakar, Senegal

Date: 26-30 August 2024

Applications deadline: 31st May 2024


Application procedure and Documents:

Applications should include the following:

  • Motivation or Application letter with a clear statement on how you approach the challenge of “objectivity” in the social sciences and humanities bearing as practiced in Africa and elsewhere.

  • Concept paper (5-pages) highlighting: (a) what you are working on (b) how your work relates to the theme of the Summer School; and (c) your expectations from the Summer School.

  • A detailed Curriculum vitae

  • One letter of recommendation from the candidate’s institution of affiliation or PhD supervisor for early career scholars.

  • Passport copy

  • Copy or proof of PhD registration at an African or Swiss University (for PhD students). Copy of doctoral certificate for early career scholars.

Applicants are requested to use the following link: to submit their proposals.

For specific questions, please contact:



Further details can be found on the official call for applications page

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