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Grieve Chelwa
Same here. I am cagey these days about what I am working on especially when in conversation with northern scholars. I have heard a tonne of horror stories on what Chisomo describes here. I've also had one or two personal stories. And so has
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Grieve Chelwa 10 Aug 19
Replying to @gchelwa
A prominent Europe-based funding entity once stole an idea that I and colleagues had submitted as a research proposal. Turned us down and only for us to discover later on that one of the proposal evaluators based in the UK was now doing "our" research.
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Grieve Chelwa 10 Aug 19
Replying to @gchelwa
Then another UK-based researcher with very close links to this Europe-based funding entity once tried to have the funding entity prevent us (lowly Southern researchers with no clout) from doing further work on work that was already in progress. Why I hear you ask?
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Grieve Chelwa 10 Aug 19
Replying to @gchelwa
Well their own research project which was also on Zambia wasn't coming along nicely & they wanted ours because it was more promising. Luckily for us, we had a Zambian colleague on the inside of this funding entity who warned us in advance.
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Grieve Chelwa 10 Aug 19
Replying to @gchelwa
I am convinced now that many of these western research funding agencies use these Calls For Proposals as mechanisms for harvesting research ideas.
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Gowo 11 Aug 19
Once , we were interviewed and got rejected. 3 weeks later the top NGO started field work. I got a call from a friend telling me that he has seen names of my family on a questionnaire someone interviewed them.He sent snapshot.The poor NGO didn't know. They just copy & pasted 😂
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Grieve Chelwa 11 Aug 19
Gosh. Not surprised though.
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Thread Reader App 10 Aug 19
Replying to @RockGlobal1 @gchelwa
Hallo you can read it here: Thread by : "Same here. I am cagey these days about what I am working on especially when in conversation with northern scholars. I ha […]" See you soon. 🤖
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Amanda Rogers 11 Aug 19
It happens mid career too. I had all my ideas nicked and published as the landmark paper by male academic x based on conversations we’d had. I’ve had ideas from CFPs jacked by ECRs and published. It works all ways.......now hate putting anything out there.
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