IFAS Call for applications 2020: Master’s students – Doctoral students – Post-doctoral students – Senior researchers

Application Deadline: December 31st 2019

The French Institute of South Africa-Research (IFAS-Research) has a regional mandate covering twelve countries in Southern Africa (Angola,Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo,Lesotho,Malawi, Mozambique,Namibia, South Africa,Swaziland,Zambia and Zimbabwe).

IFAS-Research promotes and supports research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences dealing with this area.Within the framework of its research programs, IFAS-Research funds each year a number of research projects: collective projects, fieldworks, scientific events, publications.


Within the framework of its research programs, IFAS-Research funds each year a number of research projects: collective projects, fieldworks, scientific events, publications.

Nationality will not be a condition for application, although the existence or prospect of a long-lasting partnership between France and Southern Africa is essential, particularly actual bilateral projects.

All applications will be taken into consideration. However, priority will be given to applicants whose research is in line with the research programs of the Institute:

Archaeology and Prehistory

Heritage and Medieval, Early Modern and Contemporary History of Southern African Societies

Contemporary Dynamics: Urban Studies, Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Transformations.

Financial contribution from another institution is mandatory.

In all cases, funds allocated by IFAS-Research will be between EUR. 500-2000 according to the project (maximum EUR. 1000 for individual fieldwork). Applicants will receive replies by email during the first trimester of 2020.

•Migration studies, borders, xenophobia,
•Political mutations in Southern Africa, electoral dynamics, citizenship and its transformation, identity policies, nation-building processes,|
•Resources, economic policy, comparative development economics, labour,
•Education, youth, social movement,
•Ecology and society.

A specific interest will be shown intransregional projects,inprojects that challenge disciplinary bordersand proposals dealing with Lusophone Africa. Nevertheless, scientific excellence will remain the main criteria of selection.

List of documents to enclose in the application:
1. A short introduction letter from the applicant;
2. A detailed description of the research project not exceeding 5 pages and containing the scientific project, a research agenda, institutional partnerships, indications regarding the dissemination of results
3. A provisional budget indicating the amount of total funding, other sources of funding applied for and/orobtained, funding required from IFAS-Research (nature of expenses);
4. The applicant’s CV(2 pages maximum);
5. A reference letter from the research supervisor (for students);
6. The application form filled in electronically. Selection process of applications:
Please, send the application by email with a single .pdf document attached, containing all the enclosures (including the form and the reference letter) to Sophie Dulucq, IFAS-Research Director, at

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