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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

ESRC Non-governmental public action programme: targeted call for research proposals and postdoctoral fellowships

(8 March 2006)

The Economic and Social Research Council has released a targeted call for research proposals and postdoctoral fellowships under the non-governmental public action programme. The programme is commissioning projects and postdoctoral fellowships in each of the following areas:

•international comparative studies: legitimacy and accountability amongst non-governmental public actors;

•security dimensions of non-governmental action: violence, exclusion, and non-governmental public action;

•religion and NGPA – impacts and conceptions of different faith-based NGPA.

Up to £217,500, at 100 per cent full economic cost, is available for one or two research projects lasting a maximum period of two years under each of the identified areas. In particular the council would welcome proposals under the three headings which focus on one or all of Africa, Middle East or central Asia/Transcaucusus.

In addition, the council will fund up to six two-year postdoctoral fellowships, two under each of the identified areas, to carry out synthetic and reflective work on any of the aspects outlined. At least one of the fellowships in each theme should take Africa or the Middle East as its empirical point of reference. A maximum of £101,500, at 100 per cent full economic cost, is available for each fellowship.

Deadline: 4pm, 12 April 2006