Chevening/British Library Fellowship in UK, 2016/2017

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The Chevening Secretariat, British High Commission Nairobi is pleased to announce the Chevening /British Library Fellowship for both South Asian and African applicants to study in UK for 2016/2017 academic year.

British High Commission Nairobi represents the British government in its relations with the Kenyan government and supports British interests in Kenya.

News and Media in South Asia fellowship provides an opportunity to research, evaluate and help develop a strategy for the Library that will inform its acquisition policy for news and media in South Asia whereas Big Data and Libraries provide a unique opportunity to help the Library understand key challenges and new opportunities arising in this area.

In order to apply for this fellowship applicant must have degree-level knowledge of at least one modern South Asian language as well as excellent written and spoken English is required.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing research programme. Chevening British Library Fellows will undertake a 12-month period of independent study and research at the British Library in London.

Study Subject: This fellowship is available for two different themes which are listed below:-
List of subjects: Theme 1: News and Media in South Asia: Past and Present and Theme 2: Big data and libraries.

Scholarship Award: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants can apply for this scholarship if they hold a post graduate degree or have equivalent professional training and/or experience. Two fellowship opportunities are available listed below:-
Theme 1: News and Media in South Asia: Past and Present
-Degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the British Library’s Asian and African language collections
-Degree-level knowledge of at least one modern South Asian language
-Excellent written and spoken English
-Interest in library collections, and in learning about the curatorial work of a large library
-Knowledge of, and interest in, newspapers and news media
-Excellent attention to detail
-Good oral and written communication skills
-Strong computer skills, with experience working with databases and/or with metadata an advantage.
Theme 2: Big data and libraries
-Degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to data science and/or information technology and/or librarianship
-Excellent written and spoken English
-The project will focus on policy, strategy and business models, rather than technology solutions, but the candidate will need a sufficient technical knowledge to be able to understand big data projects and digital environment
-Interest in digital and data-driven innovation
-Excellent attention to detail
-Good oral and written communication skills
-Strong computer skills.

Nationality: Fellowships will be given to residents of both South Asia and Africa. Both opportunities are available to countries in South Asia and Africa (Algeria; Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; The Gambia; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe).

College Admission Requirement: Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the British Library’s Asian and African language collections.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have degree-level knowledge of at least one modern South Asian language as well as excellent written and spoken English is required.

Supporting Material: Applicants can only make one application and so cannot be considered for both a British Library fellowship as well as a Master’s scholarship.

How to Apply: Applicants will need to apply using the online application system on the website and should not apply to the British Library directly. Please note that applicants can only make one application and so cannot be considered for both a British Library fellowship as well as a Master’s scholarship.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Applicants can submit the complete application on or before 10 February 2016.

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