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Call for proposals: SFPS Innovation Award 2024

11th January 2024

The SFPS Innovation Award is a new initiative designed to support a colleague/a group of colleagues seeking to innovate learning, teaching and/or research in Francophone Postcolonial* Studies. The Award is designed to generate new approaches, outcomes, and resources to be shared with SFPS members and the wider academic community and published open access on the SFPS website. One award of up to £500 will be made annually.

The award is open to anyone who has taken out full or concessionary individual membership of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS) in 2024. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for any project they deem suitable that cannot readily be funded elsewhere, and which is not already in receipt of funding from other sources. The Innovation Award does not support costs associated with individual travel, participation and registration for events or conferences.

The successful proposal will be selected by a jury drawn from the current SFPS Committee.

The recipient/s of the Award will publish the outcomes of the project, along with any resources generated by the project, on the SFPS website before 30 September and no later than 3 months after the conclusion of the Award period.

Timetable for 2024 Award:

11 January 2024 – Call for proposals
1 March 2024 – Closing date for proposals
15 April 2024 – Announcement of successful proposal
1 July 2025 – Award period ends
30 September 2025 – deadline for publication of outcomes and resources.

There is no application form. The application must include the following information:

  1. Name/s of applicant/s
  2. Institution (if applicable)
  3. Contact details
  4. Project proposal (maximum 500 words)
  5. Costing and financial details 
  6. Project outcomes (maximum 200 words)
  7. Any other relevant information

The overall word count must not exceed 1000 words.

Please send your application in a Word document attachment by email to Prof Claire Griffiths, Treasurer, Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies at . Applications must be submitted by 12 noon (GMT) on Friday 1 March 2024.

* Please note Postcolonial is used here to encompass postcolonial, decolonial and anti-colonial perspectives.

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