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Grant of the Week: Faculty Development Seminar on West Africa

Zoë Jackson | Sep 26, 2018

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring a CAORC-WARC Faculty Development Seminar called Diversity, Religion, and Migration in West Africa.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the West African Research Association are offering a fully-funded faculty development seminar for community college and faculty at minority-serving institutions in Senegal from January 6–22, 2019.

Based in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar but also visiting the historic towns of Toubacouta and Saint-Louis, this seminar will grapple with the complexities of diversity, religion, and migration in contemporary West Africa.

As these issues attract greater attention across the globe, it is critical that American educators be able to interpret them for students eager to understand the rapid changes taking place in both the larger world and their own communities.

This two-week seminar geared towards faculty at US community colleges and minority-serving institutions will feature lectures, panels, film screenings, and discussions on the history, culture, economy, and political life of Senegal, with a special emphasis on the country’s spiritual diversity and interreligious dialogue and tolerance. In addition, the seminar will explore the region’s growing transnational movements and their impact on society and especially young people.

The program is only open to faculty members and administrators at US community colleges or minority-serving institutions. Awarded faculty to this competitive program will receive round-trip travel, accommodation and meals, and a small stipend. Applicants are required to have a valid passport (or have submitted a passport application) before applying to this program.

End: October 22, 2018
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