2018/2019 University of Cambridge Centre of African Studies Research Fellowships

The University of Cambridge is delighted to call for applications for the Centre of African Studies visiting  Research Fellowships, only eligible persons will be considered for this program

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge Universityis a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople.The two medieval universities share many common features and are often referred to jointly as “Oxbridge”.


Level: Research fellowship

Field: African studies

To be Taken in:UK


  • 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.
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Application Procedure:

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 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.

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@african.cam.ac.uk

Completed applications must be sent either by e-mail or in hard copy to:

E-mail: centre@african.cam.ac.uk

University of Cambridge

Centre of African Studies

Alison Richard Building

7 West Road

Cambridge CB3 9DT


Application Deadline: 15th January 2018


For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Cambridge Centre of African Studies Visiting Research Fellowships

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