Centre of African Studies Visiting Research Fellowship in UK, 2017-2018

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The Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge is offering two visiting research fellowships for the year 2017-2018.  These fellowships awarded in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Each award is worth up to £14,000, out of which travel, college accommodation, maintenance costs and medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow. The maximum duration of a fellowship is six months and is non-renewable. The application deadline is 15 January 2017.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
Course Level:  This is a six months visiting research fellowship programme at the University of Cambridge.
Scholarship Provider: The Centre of African Studies, with the generous assistance of the A.G. Leventis Foundation at the University of Cambridge
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applications are invited from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants are expected to have completed a doctoral degree before the Fellowship start date. Preference will be given to candidates with a distinguished research profile commensurate with their academic rank. Early- to mid-career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Offers are normally made to applicants who are permanent residents in Africa. It is expected that applicants would be intending to come to Cambridge to work on a project building on existing research for which a period of residence in Cambridge is demonstrably appropriate. They should present a clear and feasible plan for preparing one or more pieces of work for publication. The initiation of a new research project will not be ruled out where there is a realistic expectation that it could be substantially advanced by the end of the tenure of the Fellowship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: With generous support from the A G Leventis Foundation, the Centre of African Studies is able to appoint visiting research fellows from disciplines in the humanities and social sciences each year. The aim of the fellowships is to enable the visiting academics to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge.

Number of award(s): Up to two fellowships are available.

Duration of award(s): The maximum duration of a Fellowship is six months and is non-renewable.

What does it covers? Each award is worth up to £14,000, out of which travel, college accommodation, maintenance costs and medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow. The Centre is not able to provide additional sums for the travel and living expenses of anyone accompanying the Fellow to Cambridge. The sum is not subject to tax in the UK.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Completed applications must be sent either by e-mail or in hard copy. Application must include the following:  your curriculum vitae including details of publications
-your project details;
-a photocopy of your PhD certificate (if applicable);
-a photocopy of your passport;
-two references to be sent directly by your referees to the Director, University of Cambridge, Centre of African Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT, UK. E-mail: centre-at-african.cam.ac.uk
-Completed applications must be sent either by e-mail or in hard copy.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 January 2017.

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