China Africa Research Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of
Advanced International Studies (SAIS-CARI) announces a call for the second
round of applications to the SAIS-CARI Fellows program. SAIS-CARI Fellowships
are awarded on a competitive basis or by invitation to researchers,
policy-makers, or journalists who wish to spend a concentrated period of time
(1 to 2 months) writing or doing field research on an under-explored policy
issue related to China’s African engagement.
particularly encourage teams of two people, one of whom has extensive
first-hand experience in Africa and the other of whom is fluent in Chinese, to
propose research topics that could be investigated in Africa, drawing on each
researcher’s comparative advantage. All projects must be policy-relevant
and based on case studies and fieldwork.
this round we especially welcome proposals that focus on China's energy
engagement in Africa (petroleum, natural gas, solar and hydropower, electricity
projects). We are also interested in case studies of manufacturing (including
mineral processing and oil refining) or agriculture investments, with a focus
on technology transfer, training, and local skills development). In addition,
we have an interest in proposals that pair analysis of cases of Chinese
investment, aid or finance in Africa with that from the United States.
are due by 11:59 pm EST on October 15, 2015 for a start date
between November 15, 2015 and April 30, 2016. Decisions will be
announced in early November 2015. The SAIS-CARI Fellows Program is supported by
a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.