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Ife Summer Institute 2019 Applications Now Open (July 21 - August 3, 2019)

Deadline May 30, 2019

Applications are invited from doctoral and postdoctoral researchers for the third Ife Summer Institute of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies. The Summer Institute holds at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, one of Africa’s most beautiful and serene university campuses. The goal of the interdisciplinary residential summer programme is to facilitate and foster innovative research among young scholars in the academy, particularly those in the humanities and social sciences, by exposing them to relevant theory, method and pedagogies. The Institute’s summer programme is an international platform anchored by a team of senior scholars drawn from Africa, North America, and Europe and engages a wide range of themes and issues that are designed to stimulate and deepen the understanding of research, teaching and service missions in the academy.

 Date: July 21 – August 3, 2019

Duration: Two weeks

Registration Fee:  25,000.00 Naira


Accommodation: Affordable accommodation is available for participants on the premises of Obafemi Awolowo University. Enquiries about alternative accommodation outside the university should be directed to the coordinators of the summer institute via email. Relevant details will also available on the website of the Institute

Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students, and postdoctoral scholars (early career doctoral holders up to 7 years post-PhD) from anywhere in the world, who are working in the humanities and social sciences are eligible. All participants should commit to attending all the sessions of the summer programme.

Application Procedure: All interested applicants are to submit a single application file including: • Proposal abstract (maximum 500 words) outlining the research interests of the applicant and a 2-page Curriculum Vitae.  Applications should be sent as a single document to summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com with the title “Application Ife Summer Institute 2019” as the subject of the email

Deadline: The closing date for accepting applications is May 30, 2019. International applicants are required to indicate if they would like to be picked up and dropped off at the airport at an additional cost) A website link to the “Call for Applications” will soon be available on the website of the Institute. Additional information is provided on the Institute’s: Facebook page: Ife Institute of Advanced Studies; twitter: @ifeias; YouTube: Institute of Advanced Studies Ife.

Convener: Professor Jacob Olupona, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, USA. Programme Coordinators: Professor David Ogungbile, Department of Religious Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Professor Olutayo Adesina, Department of History, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

For further enquiries, email us at summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com or call (+2347033718844; +2348023151255; +2347039614251).


Professor Olutayo Charles Adesina, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Email: olutayo27@gmail.com

Accommodation Information

To make enquiries and/or book your accommodation please find below some recommended accommodations (on Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife campus) that are close to the venue of the summer institute and their contact information:

AFRIGIST Guest House formerly known as RECTAS Guest House

Summer Institute Venue

Contact Mr. Lawrence Babawale

Phone: +234 803 569 9874

Email: babawale@rectas.org.ng

Centre or Energy Research and Development (CERD) Guest House

Within walking distance to the Summer Institute Venue

Contact the Manager

Phone: +234 813 764 5364

Email: cerdguesthouse@gmail.com

Other Guest Houses on OAU campus include:

OAU Conference Centre Guest House

about fifteen minutes' drive to the Summer Institute Venue

Contact the Manager on:


Alumni Centre Guest House

about fifteen minutes' drive to the Summer Institute Venue

Contact the Manager on:



While making your bookings, indicate that you are  attending the 2019 Ife Summer Institute to access available summer institute discount rates.