Cadbury Research Fellowship Scheme 2017 for African Scholars to study in United Kingdom (Fully Funded)


Application Deadline:  9 December 2016.

The Cadbury Fellowship Programme for 2017 will be organised around the theme of Marriage in Africa. It is convened in honour of Lynne Brydon and marks her contribution to the establishment of gender studies in Africa.

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology has run an annual Cadbury research programme for the since 2002.  The programme contains three elements. Having selected its research theme for the year, the department opens a call for visiting fellowship applications, and selects early career scholars who are normally based in African institutions.


Eligibility for a Cadbury fellowship

  • Cadbury fellowship are looking for early-career scholars whose research would benefit from a residential fellowship of approximately six weeks at the University of Birmingham.
  • Applicants must be based in an African institution.
  • They should be in the early stages of their academic careers (that is, they should have
    completed a PhD within the last four years, or now be close to completing one) and they must demonstrate that their research is relevant to the theme outlined above.

Benefits of a Cadbury fellowship

  • Fellowships will cover return air-fare, accommodation and living costs for a period of six weeks.
  • The Cadbury fellows will have time to use the University’s excellent library resources, discuss their work with academic staff and postgraduate students at DASA, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department by participating in the numerous events that will be organised here during the period of the fellowships.

Timing of the Cadbury fellowships for 2017

  • The fellowship programme will begin on 24 April 2017 and finish on 4 June 2017.
  • The two-day international conference is scheduled for 1 and 2 June 2017.How to apply for a Cadbury fellowship
  • If you would like to be considered for the 2017 scheme, please send your application by email to Dr Kate Skinner on [email protected] by 9 December 2016.
    In your email, please let us know how you learned about this programme and confirm that you will be able to come to Birmingham for the fellowship period 24 April 2017 to 4 June 2017.
  • Attached to your email should be two documents:
    1. A research project description of 1500 words, describing:
  • a) the research that you have already done,
  • b) the specific aspect that you seek to develop during the fellowship, and
  • c) how this relates to the theme of Marriage in Africa.
    2. A short CV (not more than 3 pages) including the names of two referees.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Cadbury Research Fellowship Scheme 2017


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