University of Cambridge Visiting Research Fellowships 2019-20, Uk

University of Cambridge


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February 01, 2019

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Visiting Research Fellowships 2019-20

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for two Visiting Research Fellowships from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowship is to enable the fellow to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge. It is expected that applicants would be intending to come to the University to work on a project building on existing research for which 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. Preference will be given to early-to mid-career candidates with a distinguished research profile. They are expected to be permanent residents in Africa. The appointment will take place from 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020 and is non-renewable. Each award is worth up to £17,000, out of which travel, visa, college accommodation, and maintenance costs 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.

Thank you for your enquiry about the Visiting Research Fellowships for the period October 2019 – March 2020.

The Centre of African Studies, with the generous assistance of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, is pleased to announce two Visiting Research Fellowships to be held at the University of Cambridge.

Applications are invited for Visiting Research Fellowships to take effect from October 2019. The maximum duration of a Fellowship is six months and is non-renewable.

Fellows will have access, by agreement, to the holdings of Faculty and Departmental libraries, to the library of the Centre of African Studies and to the University Library, which houses the extensive collection of materials relating to the history of the Commonwealth formerly housed in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in London.

Each award is worth up to £17,000, out of which travel, visa, college accommodation, and maintenance costs 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.

The aim of the Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge. 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.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a substantial piece of written work as part of their application. All documents must be written in English In order to apply for a Fellowship you will need to submit an application to the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, by 1 February 2019 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. 

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.

Please ensure that your curriculum vitae contains the following information in addition to the other information you will wish to present:

  • your full name and title;
  • your date of birth;
  • your gender;
  • your nationality;
  • your correspondence address until September 2019;
  • your occupation in the academic year 2018-2019;
  • your email address; 
  • the titles, dates and places of any Fellowships or awards you have held since completing your PhD (if applicable), or will have held before October 2019;
  • the names and addresses of the people you have asked to be your referees. You should particularly note that you should, yourself, ask your referees to write in support of your application. You should ensure that you provide your referees with a copy of your curriculum vitae and project proposal
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

https://www.african.cam.ac.uk/research/visitors



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November 21, 2018




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