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Nomination: Distinguished Africanist Research Excellence Award, 2010

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Elimu (Education Forum)' started by Yona F. Maro, Dec 26, 2009.

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    Yona F. Maro R I P

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    Nomination: Distinguished Africanist Research Excellence Award, 2010

    Description and Purpose
    Nominations are invited for the 2010 Distinguished Africanist Research Excellence Award Committee. Previous winners include Professors Matt Childs, Ademola Dasylva, and Akin Ogundiran.

    One award is offered annually on the occasion of the African Conference at the University of Texas at Austin in March. Nominees will be judged on the basis of demonstrated excellence in research; and leadership in their respective fields. The aim of the Award is to recognize research excellence by a scholar affiliated with a higher institution and working in any field of African studies. Research excellence is judged relative to career opportunity.

    Nominees may be at any stage of their career. They must:
    o have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent;
    o hold a full-time academic and/or research appointment;
    o have an excellent research record;
    o not be a prior recipient of the award.
    Nomination Procedures
    Nominations will be accepted from all disciplines in as much as the focus of the nominee's research is on Africa. A candidate must be nominated for the Award by one or more academic colleagues. Direct applications or self-nomination is not acceptable.

    Nominations should include:
    o A statement by the nominator(s) of the grounds upon which the Award should be made. This should address the nominee's achievements in research and the impact on African studies.
    o Curriculum vitae of the candidate, including a list of major publications, other scholarly works, research funding, prizes, awards, appointments etc.
    o A summary of the research programs that have been and are being undertaken by the candidate including aims, significance, importance to the field, and outcomes to date. The summary must not exceed two pages per research program.
    o The original plus five copies of the nomination must be submitted by February 15, 2010 to Toyin Falola, UT Africanist Award Selection Committee, The University of Texas at Austin, History Dept ., 1 University Station Stop B7000, Austin, TX 78712. Nominations can also be sent via email to
    o Incomplete or late applications will be deemed ineligible.

    Selection Criteria
    The selection committee will evaluate each candidate on the basis of the quality of past achievements, measured by:
    o Exceptional academic record, awards and prizes, research performance and evidence of significant refereed publications.
    o Leadership in the field of research.
    o Evidence that the candidate will continue to make an outstanding contribution to research.
    o Awards will be made on the basis of excellence from the pool of nominations but the committee reserves the right not to grant the award should it judge that the nominations are not of sufficiently high standard to meet the selection criteria.

    Toyin Falola
    Department of History
    The University of Texas at Austin
    1 University Station
    Austin, TX 78712-0220
    512 475 7224
    512 475 7222 (fax)
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    Rubabi Senior Member

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    Good idea .The intellectual I admire most is the senegalese professor cheik anta diop, the pharaoh of knowledge.He did not only excel in physics but he was also an african historian who has perhaps not been equalled.

    Angalia vitabu vya diop uone namaanisha nini.