Call for applications for 2018 GSA Research Grant
(tenable in the 2018-2019 academic year)
Ghana Studies Association announces the call for applications for its 2018 Research Grant Program. The award of up to $500 supports research by Ghana-based scholars. Early career faculty (not more than 3 years since award of degree), PhD and MPhil students in the Arts and Social Sciences are especially encouraged to apply.
Complete the application form (2018 GSA Research Grant Program_application form) with your details, a proposal of not more than 800 words, and a detailed budget. In addition, we require a letter of recommendation (for PhD and MPhil students, this must come from a supervisor). Both the application form and the letter of recommendation must be emailed to email@example.com
Completed applications should be received by 31 August 2018. Decisions are expected to be made by 30 September 2018.
We regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications. If you have not heard from us by 30 September, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Phidelia Doegah, Early Career Faculty, Institute of Health Research, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho
Research study: Lifestyle behaviours and its implication for Body Mass Index
Abena Yeboah-Banin, Early Career Faculty, Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana
Research study: Advertising herbal medicines in Ghana: should we trust what the presenters say?
Read a full profile of the winners:
Joana Kwabena-Adade, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Ghana
Thesis: “‘A home away from home’? The emerging forms of non-domiciliary care fro the aged in the urban centres of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana”
Edward Wilson Ansah, PhD candidate, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Cape Coast
Thesis: ““Psychosocial Safety Climate as a Predictor of Health and Safety of Fuel Station Attendants in Accra, Ghana”.
Patience Gyamenah, graduate student, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Project: “Culture and healthcare pluralism among Akan cancer patients in Ghana”
Patricia Serwaa Afrifa, graduate student, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Project: “Formalised Childcare Arrangements in Ghana: A Study of Selected Day Care Centres in Accra”
Samson Ninfaazu, graduate student, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Project: ” Disambiguating the ambiguities: a socio-historical study of the Lobi of northwestern Ghana”
READ MORE about the 2015 grant winners here.
Joseph Fosu-Ankrah, graduate student, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Project: “Cocoa, Community and the Politics of Belonging in the Aowin Sauman District in the Western Region of Ghana, 1955-2008”
Ibrahim Baidoo, graduate student, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Project: “Causes of Conflicts between Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers in the Agogo Traditional Area of the Ashanti Region”
John Aggrey, a graduate student, Department of Sociology, University of Ghana
Project: “Defining Our Space: Land Grabs and Real Estate in the Western Region of Ghana”
2013 Research Grantee
2013 Research Grant Report
“The Influence of Urban Residential Structure on Cancer Mortality in Urban Accra”
By Joseph Darko
The aim of the study was to analyze the pattern of cancer mortality in Ghana and its association with urban structure, Socioeconomic Status (SES), environmental conditions and contextual factors. The study also further sought to investigate the relationship between the built environment and cancer mortality in urban Accra.
2012 Research Grantee
“Masculinities in Contemporary Africa: Understanding a Woman’s Sexuality in an Urban Ghanaian Community”
By Daniel Yaw Fiavah (University of Ghana)
Data presented here is a version of my PhD dissertation, “Sexual Pleasure and the Construction of Masculinities: Understanding Sexuality in Ghana”. In this condensed version [focusing on women’s sexual initiation] of my PhD study then, drawing on the narratives of 15 women and 15 men aged 25 to 79 years in Madina, a suburb in Accra, Ghana, I provide exploratory evidence that argues that sexual pleasure is a significant constituent of femininity and is one of those sexual agentic moments that a woman may not compromise in sexual unions even if these are not necessarily overt.
The study is explaratory and the choice of Madina was based solely on convenience. The study conformed to the required ethical guidance (NMIMR-IRB CPN 048/11-12). As a Ghanaian male, I am aware of the potential blurring of boundaries between myself and my participants especially the female participants. Despite this concern, experts assert that through reflection, researchers may become conscious of what allows them to see and what may inhibit their seeing (Watt, 2007).