SOAS University of London

SOAS scholar awarded British Academy grant to run writing workshop in Rwanda

1 May 2018

Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS University of London, in a group led by Dr Nikki Palmer at King's College London and Dr Felix Ndahinda at the Aegis Trust Rwanda, has been awarded a British Academy grant of £20,000 to run a writing workshop for Rwandan scholars in Kigali in July.

Following the workshop, Dr Clark and the group will write a journal article looking back on four years of training and mentoring Rwandan researchers and what this means for knowledge production in central Africa.

These same academics are organising a conference at King's College London in May to showcase the work of 12 Rwandan researchers - a rare all-African speaker lineup at such an event in the UK. The conference is supported by DFID, the Aegis Trust, KCL and the SOAS Impact Fund.

The British Academy’s writing workshops support the development of promising early career scholars in the Global South. These workshops bring together international journal editors with UK-based scholars and early career academics in the Global South for a series of activities to develop their skills. Focusing on academic writing, these workshops support the development of talented early career researchers and promote publication in peer-reviewed journals of research emanating from the Global South.