The Centre of African Studies Visiting Fellowship at University of Cambridge in UK, 2018-2019

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Applications are invited for Centre of African Studies Visiting Fellowship for 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants who are residents in Africa are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

The aim of the fellowships is to enable the visiting academics to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge.

The University of Cambridge has long been one of the world’s leading centres for study of Africa. In addition to fostering PhD level research, we run a one-year interdisciplinary MPhil in African Studies, with teaching contributions from faculty in History, Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, Geography and English. The course also includes training in an African language.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline:  January 15, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a visiting research fellowship programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Scholarship Award: Each award is worth up to £17,000; out of which travel, college accommodation, maintenance costs and medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers are not given.
  • Nationality: Africa
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Offers are normally made to applicants who are permanent residents in Africa.
  • Entrance Requirements: 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.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure:

In order to apply for a Fellowship you will need to submit an application to the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, by 15 January 2018 and to arrange for your references to arrive at the Centre by the same date. The Centre is not able to consider applications that are not complete.

 

How to Apply: This application package contains the following:

  • A copy of the notice of award;
  • Guidance on the information required in your curriculum vitae;
  • Guidance on the type of project details required;
  • Guidance for you to pass to your referees.

Your 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.

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