Early career scholars and graduate students will join an international team of scholars committed to developing a research program and model for inclusive collaborative work in the humanities around the theme of Childhood and Social Suffering in Global Africa. Chronic Conditions: Childhood and Social Suffering in Global Africa is a Global Humanities Institute (GHI) supported by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Since 2021, CHCI has advanced multiple forms of international, collaborative research designed to foster new knowledge and new networks; it launched the first Global Humanities Institutes in 2017. This CHCI/Mellon Global Humanities Institute is a partnership between four universities: the University of Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas, USA), the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar, Senegal) and the Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Brazil)