Eighth South-South Institute on Inequality and Social Justice, Durban South Africa (Fully Funded, All Expense Paid)

Application Deadline: April 15 2015


When: September 11 to 18, 2015,

The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Development Economic Associates (IDEAs), are pleased to announce, within the framework of the third three-year phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program, the call for applications for participation in the Eighth South-South Institute on “Inequality and Social Justice: Perspectives from the Global South”.

The Institute will be held in Durban, South Africa, from September 11 to 18, 2015, on the back of the third
World Social Science Forum (WSSF III, jointly hosted by CODESRIA, the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa and the ISSC). The Theme of the WSSF III is: Transforming Global Relations for a Just World

The annual South-South Institute is a key part of the third phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program and it aims at offering research training to younger scholars on the diverse set of issues that are relevant to the countries of the South.

The institute seeks to promote the revival and growth of comparative research and cross-regional
networking among a younger generation of Southern scholars. Annual sessions of the South-South Institute rotate among the three continents where the lead collaborating institutions are located, namely, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

This exposes participants, who are drawn from all three continents to the socio-historical contexts of other regions of the South and helps broaden their analytical perspectives and improve the overall quality of their scientific engagements.


  • Younger scholars resident in countries of the South and who are pursuing active academic careers are eligible to apply for a place in the Institute.
  • Each applicant should have university education, preferably with a minimum of a master’s
    degree in any of the social sciences and humanities.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrable working knowledge of English.


  • Selection for participation will be on the basis of a competitive process.
  • Altogether, 30 candidates will be selected for participation in the Institute, with 10 each from Africa, Asia and Latin America.


  • The full participation costs of the selected laureates will be covered, including their travel (economy return air tickets), accommodation and subsistence.

Application Requirements:

Researchers wishing to participate in the institute as laureates are invited to submit an application with the following documents:
a) A research proposal, written in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese, on the subject on which the prospective laureate would like to work during the Institute. The topic selected must be related to the theme of the Institute. Proposals should not exceed 10 pages in length and should have a clearly defined problematic;
b) A one-page cover letter, which should indicate the motivation of the prospective laureate for wanting to participate in the Institute and explain how they envisage that they and their institution will benefit from the Institute;
c) A Curriculum Vitae complete with the names of professional and personal referees of the prospective laureate, the scientific discipline(s) in which s/he is working, the nationality of the applicant, a list of recent publications, and a summary of the on-going research activities in which the applicant is involved;
d) A photocopy of the highest university degree obtained by the applicant and of the relevant pages of his/her international passport containing relevant identity data; and
e) A letter from the applicant’s institution (university department/faculty) or research centre supporting his/her candidature. This statement of institutional support should be done on institutional letter-headed and must be duly signed and stamped.

  • To receive certificates of participation laureates will be required to draw on the lectures and materials from the institute to transform their proposal into a 20 pages essay for consideration for joint publication and dissemination by CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs.

Application Procedure:

  • The Tri-continental arrangement requires applicants resident in Africa to submit their applications to CODESRIA, those resident in Asia to IDEAS and those resident in Latin America to CLACSO.
  • The full contact details for CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs are below. The deadline for the receipt of applications is April, 15 2015.

African applicants should send their applications to: CODESRIA Email: [email protected] Website: www.codesria.org
• Asian applicants should send their applications electronically to: IDEAs [email protected]
• Latin American and Caribbean applicants should submit electronically their applications through:
CLACSO website: www.clacso.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EIGHTH SOUTH-SOUTH INSTITUTE


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