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Centre of African Studies Visiting Fellowship Program 2018, UK

Publish Date: Nov 22, 2017

Deadline: Jan 15, 2018

Visiting research fellowships 2018-19

With generous support from the A G Leventis Foundation, the Centre of African Studies is able to appoint one six month visiting research fellowship, open to suitably qualified applicants from disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

The aim of the fellowships is to enable the visiting academic to spend six months calendar months between October and March focusing on their research and writing, whilst based at the Centre of African Studies in Cambridge. 

Applications are invited for Visiting Research Fellowships to take effect from October 2018.  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. 

The 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.  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.

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.  

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