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The Graduate School of
Asian and African
Area Studies (ASAFAS)
Kyoto Univ.
Kyoto University
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The 8th Kyoto University
African Studies Publication Program

The Center for African Area Studies (CAAS) is conducting the African Studies Publication Program with the support of FY 2017 KU discretionary spending (a program to subsidize the publication of works by early-career researchers). These subsidies will be used to publish the results of Africa-related research conducted in various departments of the Kyoto University in order to concentrate university-wide research resources and stimulate research regarding Africa, and to publicize Kyoto University’s positive attitude to Africa both inside and outside the university.

We are now calling for the submission of applications as specified below. We encourage everyone interested to participate.

Submission regulations

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  1. Application qualifications: Present faculty members or students of Kyoto University, or graduates of Kyoto University, who obtained a degree from Kyoto University by conducting research regarding Africa (but including cases of research dealing with other regions contrasted with Africa) (including those who will obtain this degree by the deadline for submission of applications).
  2. In principle persons who are holders of a Doctorate, but publication of theses of exceptional quality written to earn a Master’s degree will also be considered.
  3. Applicants must, in principle, be under the age of 40 at the time of the application. But persons with a professorship are not eligible. Persons may apply regardless of their gender or nationality.
  4. Each applicant may request up to 1,600,000 yen for each application (2 or 3 works will be accepted).
  5. The research results that are subsidized must be publishable by March 31, 2018. Publications will, in principle, be made commercially available. The languages of the publications are Japanese, English, and French.
  6. After the books have been published, the persons awarded a subsidy will deliver commemorative lectures.

Required documents

  1. Three copies of the theses or other research results the applicant wishes to publish (format optional)
  2. Two copies of an estimate of the cost of publishing the work prepared by the publisher
  3. One copy of the applicant’s CV and list of research achievements (format optional)

Examination method

An examination committee consisting of faculty of the Center for African Area Studies and outside experts will be formed. It will strictly examine the applications. High evaluations will be given not only for scholarly contribution to the field, but for potential applicability of the successful research to the betterment for Africa.

Application deadline

Applications must arrive by August 31 (Thursday), 2017.

Recipient of submitted applications

The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

46 Yoshida-Shimoadachi, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8501
Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall, Kyoto University

An envelope with "African Studies Publication Program application documents enclosed" printed in red letters.

Call for Manuscripts for Publication in the Kyoto University African Study Series

The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
E-mail: caas [at]
(Please replace [at] with @ for real address)
Phone: 075-753-7814

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