Call for Applications: Ife IAS Summer School, Nigeria (Deadline 30 May)


July 21 – August 3, 2019 

Ife Institute of Advanced Studies offers an international platform for nurturing a new generation of scholars. The summer institute is currently its main annual programme.

The goal of the summer residential programme is to facilitate and foster innovative research of young scholars in the academy, particularly those in the humanities and social sciences, by exposing them to relevant theoretical and methodical tools in their respective disciplines. The institute’s summer programme will be anchored by an impressive number of senior scholars from Africa and the global who will be engaging a wide range of themes and designed to deepen the understanding of research and teaching mission in the academy.


Summer programme. Image courtesy of Ife-IAS 

The facilitators will lead discussions on various conceptual, methodological and theoretical topics central to their various fields of interest, including tools of research in the field of humanities and  social science, networking techniques and ethical principles of the profession. Each invited doctoral and post-doctoral fellow will be expected to work on a project in his or her current research and to  develop new networks of scholarships which are critical for career success. In addition to attending lectures and workshops, fellows will also conduct group projects and participate in sponsored field trips to important sites. Throughout the programme, the participants will be required to demonstrate evidence of strong commitment to research and teaching and show ability to work effectively with visiting faculty.

The facilitators envisage that the vision of the institute will sharpen the thinking of fellows and empower them to make innovative contributions to their respective fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars from anywhere in the world who are working in the humanities and  the social sciences. All participants will show proof of commitment  to attend all the sessions of the fellowship.

The deadline for application is May 30th, 2019

The cost for application is 25,000.00 naira.

All interested applicants are to submit a single application file comprising an abstract (maximum 500 words), outlining their research interest and a 2-page Curriculum vitae. All applications are to be sent as a single document to with the title  “Ife Summer Institute 2019” as the subject of the mail.

Note: Participants are expected to be in residence for the duration of  the programme

The summer institute will hold at the Regional Centre for Training of Aerospace Survey (RECTAS), located on the premises of the Obafemi  Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and the fellows will be housed at affordable guest houses located on campus at an extra cost to the  participants. Applicants must commit to staying in the residence for the entire two-weeks duration of the institute in order to fully immerse themselves in the rigorous scholarly environment.

Professor Jacob K. Olupona
Harvard University, USA.

For further enquires send a mail to:
Professor Olutayo Adesina,
Department of History, University of Ibadan:
Professor David Ogungbile,
Department of Religious Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University:


or call: +2347033718844; +2348023151255; +2347039614251

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