University of Cambridge Center for African Studies Visiting Research Fellowships 2014-15

Application Deadline: 3rd January 2014


The Centre of African Studies, with the generous assistance of the A.G. Leventis  Foundation, is pleased to announce two Visiting Research Fellowships to be held at  the University of Cambridge.  The aim of the Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research  and writing in Cambridge.

Applications are invited for Visiting Research Fellowships to take effect from October  2014. The appointments will take place from 1 October 2014 – 31 March 2015 and are non-renewable. The maximum duration of a Fellowship is six months and is non-renewable.

Fellowship Worth

  • Each award is worth up to £14,000, out of which travel, accommodation,  maintenance costs and medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow.
  • Fellows will have access, by agreement, to the holdings of Faculty and Departmental  libraries, to the library of the Centre of African Studies and to the University Library,  which houses the extensive collection of materials relating to the history of the  Commonwealth formerly housed in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in  London.


  • 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.

Applicants Profile

  • 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 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Center for African Studies Visiting Research Fellowship 2014/2015


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