Call for Papers: The 2023 CA/AC Early Career Scholars’ Workshop

The Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network invites paper proposals for the next Early Career Scholars workshop in December 2023 (CA/AC Early Career Scholars’ Workshop).

The CA/AC Early Career Scholars’ Workshop would take place in Accra in collaboration with the Afro-Sino Centre of International Relations (ASCIR). It brings early career scholars together with senior academics in the field of China-Africa studies for two days of intensive feedback (from senior scholars and peers) on pre-circulated texts, mini-lectures on early career challenges and advice, and discussions led by senior researchers.

The workshop has 12 spots available for early career scholars. In addition to assessing applications based on academic quality, the CA/AC Research Network is looking to put together a diverse group of participants in terms of their institutional affiliations, geographic focus, and research topics. Priority will be given to postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates in the later stages of their doctoral program.

While the CA/AC Research Network provides scholarships to cover expenses for a limited number of participants in the program, Fudan University sponsors participation for early career scholars affiliated with their institution separately.

Venue: Accra, Ghana.

Conference Date: December 7-8, 2023.


  • The CA/AC Research Network provides scholarships for the Early Career Scholars’ Workshop to cover expenses for a limited number of participants in the program (flights and three nights’ accommodation).
  • Successful candidates will receive a certificate of completion.
  • There is no registration fee for the workshop, and
  • Lunches and local transportation will be provided.

Additionally, selected papers will be included in a Special Issue for submission in PS: Political Science and Politics or a comparable outlet addressing the themes emanating from the workshop.

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Submission Process

All applications for the 2023 CA/AC Early Career Scholars’ Workshop should be submitted via the application form (link) below.

To apply for the 2023 CA/AC Scholars’ Workshop, click here.

Deadline: June 01, 2023.

For more information about the Scholars’ Workshop, visit the official site.