International Early Career Development Workshop September 12-14th, 2017, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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July 25, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Social Sciences, Management and Leadership Studies, Humanities

The Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and
the Department of International Development, University of Oxford
are pleased to invite
applications from early career academics and advanced graduate students in the social
sciences and humanities for a two-day research and training workshop on ‘New Research in
Nigeria’. This workshop is aimed at those who are either affiliated to a university in Nigeria or
doing research on Nigeria.
The New Research in Nigeria Day (NRD) has been held annually in the UK since 2009. Its
goal has been to bring together scholars conducting exciting new work on the various aspects
of Nigeria’s political, economic and social life. At the 2016 edition held at the University of
Oxford and co-sponsored by St Antony’s College and the Department of International
Development, it was suggested that the event be taken to Nigeria as a way of establishing
links with Nigerian colleagues and expanding the range of voices that can contribute to our
collaborations. At heart therefore, the agenda of this workshop is to establish a collaborative
social science network between UK based Academics working on Nigeria, and Nigeria based
early career researchers.
The workshop will feature research presentations that creatively bring together thematic
issues pertinent to Nigerian affairs as well as provide training on publishing in high impact
journals, applying for research grants, and tracking research impact. Participants from all of
the social sciences and humanities disciplines are welcome and we expect to select up to 40
We define ‘Early Career’ as graduate students and academics within three years of receiving
their PhD. While every early career academic doing research on Nigeria is eligible, preference
will be given to those affiliated to Nigerian institutions.
How to apply
Interested participants are requested to send a 2-page summary of their current research
which should include information about key arguments, methodology, theoretical approach
and location in the literature, by midnight of 19 August, 2017. This should be sent to
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Akin Iwilade through or
Sa’eed Hussaini ( or Ola Akintola
( )
Due to a generous grant from the Africa-Oxford Initiative, we are pleased to note that
participation costs (accommodation, meals and a small local travel stipend) will be covered by
the organizers. Please note that no per-diem will be paid and that the travel stipend will be
pre-calculated by organizers.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Akin Iwilade through or
Sa’eed Hussaini ( or Ola Akintola
( )

Contact Email: