UDOM Call for Applications-Deadline extended to 30th June, 2020

Call for Applications-Deadline extended to 30th June, 2020

Social Science and the Environment Writing Workshop

UDOM Call for Applications-Deadline extended to 30th June, 2020. Advancing Academic Writing for  Early Career academics in Tanzania Publishing research in internationally recognized academic journals can be hard and frustrating. Its difficulties can seem considerable. And it is absolutely fundamental to any  successful academic career. If you publish in good journals your work becomes known, your career blossoms, your networks grow and it is satisfying and rewarding. If you do not then all of those achievements and rewards are harder to obtain.

The purpose of this writing workshop is to make publishing in academic journals easier, and the process of writing more enjoyable. It will bring together senior researchers from Tanzania and overseas, editors of numerous international journals (virtually and physically) and early career academics. The latter will present their draft papers for peer review by fellow ECRs, senior colleagues and editors.

That process will provide feedback which will improve the chances of publication. It will also have additional benefits including networking opportunities, grant writing advice and learning to give as well as receive critical feedback.

In order to focus discussions and make it possible for particular topics to cohere across different papers this workshop is restricted to scholars writing papers for Social Science and Humanities journals, and on the broad topic of the environment and environmental change (broadly defined). We particularly welcome papers working on the social science of climate change.


The 3-day workshop will be held at the University of Dodoma and will use face-to-face meetings, seminars, presentations, Skype and Zoom video calls with senior international editors, peer to peer reviews and group discussions. Editors and academics from leading journals will facilitate the workshop to address issues including the publication landscape, publication strategies, dealing with reviewers’ comments, engaging social media, and responding to funding opportunities.


The University of Dodoma (UDOM), in collaboration with The University of Sheffield, The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NMAIST) has received funding from the British Academy to support successful applicants to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for the duration of the workshop.


We welcome applications from early career academics who meet the following eligibility

  • Must be an early carrier academic, within 7 years of the award of the doctorate degree
    by June 1st, 2020 (with additional time for absences due to maternity leave), or
    working on a doctoral degree.
  • Must have a manuscript which could potentially be submitted for publication in an
    international journal
  • Must be affiliated to accredited public or private Universities in Tanzania
  • The manuscript and participants must be strongly based in social sciences or
    humanities disciplines

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


The application must include the following:

  • A personal statement (1 page maximum) outlining the reasons to attend the
    workshop and benefits to be gained
  • A draft research paper (8,000-10,000 words) in English that contain original data and data analysis that is aimed at a journal submission
  • A complete CV

Complete applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] [email protected] and copied to [email protected] and [email protected] by 30th June, 2020.

Selection Applicants will be selected on a strict merit-based procedure for all applicants. The main criteria are excellence, relevance and originality of the submitted paper, and suitability for research in the humanities and social sciences. Successful applicants will be informed by 1st August, 2020.

The Workshop will be conducted on the fourth week of September 2020.


This workshop is organised by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Dodoma in collaboration with Sheffield University (UK), The University of Dar es Salaam, and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology.

For more information, please feel free to contact: Dr. Wilhelm Kiwango ([email protected]), Dr. Kalista Higini ([email protected]) Prof. Dan
Brockington ([email protected]). CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OR VIEW PDF UDOM Call for Applications-Deadline extended to 30th June, 2020

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