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The Centre of African Studies Visiting Fellowship

Visiting research fellowships 2017/18 - Call for Applications

With generous support from the A G Leventis Foundation, the Centre of African Studies is able to appoint visiting research fellows from disciplines in the humanities and social sciences each year.

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

The call for applications is now open and 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 Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge.

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 appointments will take place from 1 October 2017 – 31 March 2018 and are non-renewable. 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.

The University follows an equal opportunities policy.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2017

Details of how to apply for 2017-18 can be found here

 


Visiting research fellows 2016-17

Dr George Bob-Milliar

Senior lecturer in the Department of History and Political Studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

(Supported by the A.G.Leventis Foundation)

Dr Hassan Mwakimako

Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya

(Supported by the Centre of African Studies)


Visiting research Fellows 2015-16

Dr Christine Noe

Senior lecturer in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

(Supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation)

Dr Duncan Omanga

Lecturer in the Department of Publishing and Media Studies at Moi University, Kenya

(Supported by the Centre of African Studies)


Visiting research fellows 2014-15

Professor Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa

Head of the Department of Public Law, Professor and jJunior fellow of the University of Cape Town, South Africa

(Supported by the Smuts Memorial Fund)

Dr Benson A Mulemi

Senior lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

(Supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation)


Visiting research fellows 2013-14

Dr Egodi Uchendu

Department of History and International Studies, University of Nigeria
(Supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation)

Dr Ferdinand Okwaro

Institute of Anthropology Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya
(Supported by the Smuts Memorial Fund)