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Philomathia Africa Visiting Research Fellowship 2020-21

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for a Visiting Research Fellowship. The aim of the Fellowship is to enable the fellow to focus on a period of research and writing while based at the Centre in Cambridge.

The Visiting Fellowship is part of the newly established Philomathia Africa Programme, with funding from the Isaac Newton Trust. Applicants’ research interests should touch on one or more of the broad themes of environment, energy, land, or climate change. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the Philomathia Africa Programme, we welcome candidates with expertise in any field in the social sciences, arts or humanities. The applicant should have a PhD submitted at the time of application.

Preference will be given to early- to mid-career candidates with an accomplished or highly  promising research profile. Candidates must hold a teaching or research position at an African university. The appointment is four months, with a start date between 1 October 2020 and 15 January 2021; it is non-renewable. The award is worth up to £12,000, out of which visa, travel, accommodation and maintenance costs will be paid. The Centre is not able to provide additional sums for the travel and living expenses of anyone accompanying the Fellow to Cambridge.

The closing date for applications is 6 April 2020

An application package may be downloaded here or requested by emailing: centre@african.cam.ac.uk

This programme is generously supported by the Philomathia Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust