Cadbury Research Fellowship Scheme 2020 for African Scholars to study in United Kingdom (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline:7 February 2020.

This year’s Cadbury programme and conference is concerned with processes of interpretation in African societies and African studies: ‘Making Sense: Language, Text and Interpretation in African Studies’

Fellowship scheme 2020

The Cadbury programme for 2020 was organised around the theme of Making Sense: Language, Text and Interpretation in African Studies.

Eligibility for a Cadbury Fellowship

We are looking for early-career scholars whose research would benefit from a residential fellowship of up to four 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.

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology has run an annual Cadbury research programme 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.
  • When visiting fellows arrive in the department, they join in a series of developmental activities which are organised around the annual research theme and are open to members of academic staff and postgraduate students. These activities may include presentations of work-in-progress, reading groups, writing groups, speaker events, research methods sessions, and one-to-one meetings.
  • The final element of the programme is an international conference, at which fellows present their work, alongside other speakers from around the world. The department is grateful to the Cadbury family for its bequest which allows us to fund this annual programme.

Benefits


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.

 Fellowships will cover return air-fare, accommodation and living costs for a period of six weeks.

Timing of the Cadbury Fellowships for 2020

The fellowship programme will begin on or after 27 April 2020. It will finish between 24 May and 6 June 2020. The three-day international conference is scheduled for 21, 22 and 23 May 2020.

How to apply for a Cadbury Fellowship

If you would like to be considered for the 2020 scheme, please send your application by email to Dr Ceri Whatley on [email protected] by 7 February 2020.  

In your email, please let us know how you learned about this programme and confirm that, if selected, you would be able to come to Birmingham during the fellowship period 27 April 2020 to 6 June 2020.  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 Language, Text and Interpretation in African Studies.
  2. A CV of no more than 3 pages including the names and contacts of two referees.

Contact information

If you would like to be considered for the 2020 scheme, please send your application by email to Dr Ceri Whatley ( [email protected]) by 7 February 2020.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Cadbury Research Fellowship Scheme 2020

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