Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) of Jönköping University, Sweden in Partnership with the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics Career Development Initiative

Call for proposals to write collaborative research papers and publication

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) of Jönköping University, Sweden and the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics (UR-CBE), under the Career Development Initiative, are interested in assisting faculty and staff of UR-CBE to develop their research and academic writing skills.

Submission of research proposals are invited from the faculty and staff of CBE for sponsorship and mentorship over a period of six months (December 2014 till May 2015). Up to eight successful research proposals will be selected and authors will be linked to senior researchers in JIBS for development of proposals into full and publishable research papers. Successful applicants will spend two weeks at JIBS for intensive mentoring and while there they will have full access to the University’s research facilities. Afterwards, full research papers are expected from successful applicants for presentation at a conference to be organized by both the institutions at UR-CBE May 4-6, 2015.Papers presented at the conference will be considered for a special issue of a leading academic journal in the field and/or an edited book volume published by an international publisher.

All CBE teaching staff with a minimum of Masters Degrees are eligible to apply.

Guidelines for Submission:

All submitted proposals to include: I. Introduction/Background, II. Statement of Problem, II. Research Question(s), III. Objectives, IV. Significance of Study, V. Brief Literature Summary, VI. Research Method, VII. Contributions to both theory and practice, VIII. Expected Deliverables, IX. Schedule of Activities, X. Timeframe and estimated Completion Date (Timeframe for proposed research should be no more than four months including two weeks intensive work at Jönköping University), and XI. References (APA style).

PLEASE NOTE: The body of the proposal cannot exceed five pages,typed, 1.5 spaced in Times New Roman, 12 Font Size, 3 cm margin all around. Do note that all entries will be checked for plagiarism so carefulness is required in citation and referencing. Submissions must be made in PDF format to cezeanya@sfb.ac.rw and lars.hartvigson@jibs.hj.se with the subject UR-CBE/JIBS Application.

Applications that do not take note of all of the above risk being disqualified or not considered at all.


  • Submission of research proposals papers: November 30,  2014
  • Decision on submissions will be made by a committee consisting of both JIBS and CBE faculty and will be communicated to successful applicants by 15th December, 2014:
  • Visit to JIBS Sweden will be made between January and February 2015
  • Conference presentation of full paper will be during 4-6th May, 2015
  • Processing publication of full paper will be communicated after a successful presentation.