Report – IFRA research training workshop: “Applying for scholarships, postdoc and academic positions in Europe” at UNN
Date: June 7, 2019
Location: BIC Ijomah Centre, Department of Sociology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
On Friday 7th of June 2019, IFRA-Nigeria was welcome at the BIC Ijomah Centre, Department of Sociology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, by Prof. Egodi Uchendu and Dr. Chidi Ugwu from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Dr. Emilie Guitard and Clementine Chazal hosted two methodological workshops on “How to apply for scholarships, postdocs and other academic positions in Europe”.
Methodological workshop for postdocs at UNN
Based on their respective professional experience in France and the UK, Dr. Emilie Guitard and Clementine Chazal dealt with the presentation of an application (proofreading, references, email etiquette). The presenters subsequently discussed the best ways to structure academic CVs and showed the best practices to write cover letters. They devoted the last part of the workshop on the structure and best practices to follow to write a research statement, according to British and French universities.
The first workshop (in the morning) welcomed about 20 post-docs from diverse disciplines (within humanities and social sciences), whereas the second workshop in the afternoon was dedicated to Master and PhD holders. About 25 people attended this second workshop.
This workshop was made possible with the support of the Alliance Française in Enugu and the kind logistic help of its director, Dr. Olivier Mouginot.
This workshop is a first step twoard a long lasting collaboration between IFRA-Nigeria and UNN.
Methodological workshop for master and PhD students at UNN
Uli paintings in UNN
IFRA-Nigeria's team with Dr. Olivier Mouginot (director of the Alliance Française in Enugu) and Uchenna Stephen Eze (Direction assistant of the Alliance Française in Enugu)