Course(s) Offered: Arts, humanities and social sciences
Course Level: Postgraduate (research, fellowship)
Provider: Cadbury Family
Country to Study in: UK
The Cadbury Fellowships Programme is run every year by the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, thanks to a generous bequest from the Cadbury family.
Applications are invited from early-career researchers who are based in African institutions and wish to spend a period of ten weeks with the university department discussing and developing the results of their primary research.
The programme will culminate in an international conference to be held at the University of Birmingham from 15 to 17 May 2014. The visiting fellows will present their papers alongside a range of established and younger participants who share their interest in this year’s theme.
Applicants with the following requirements are invited to apply:
- Early-career researchers based in African institutions.
- Applicants should have completed their main period of primary doctoral research and be either in the stage of writing up their dissertation or, if they have completed their dissertation, be looking to develop publications from it.
- Applicants’ research should be relevant to the theme of Class and Africa, and they should be ready to discuss their findings and interpretations in a series of reading groups, seminar presentations, journal workshops and other activities over a ten-week period, before presenting their paper at the international conference.
- It is expected that fellows will seek to publish their paper as a journal article.
Citizens of Africa AND other nations - but must be based in an African institution
Department of African Studies & Anthropology, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fields of study
Scholars working across the arts, humanities and social sciences, whose work touches on one or more of the following areas: Conceptual / historical, Cultural / comparative, African workers and the global economy, Rural / urban Africa, The state against the middle class, and Who is middle class now?
The 2014 theme is Class in Africa: a reassessment. Developing the dialogues arising from the Africa Talks series at the University of Birmingham in Autumn 2013.
Number of awards
Not specified by provider
Up to a period of ten weeks
Fellowships will cover return air-fare, accommodation and living costs for the whole period of the programme. Also fellows will present their papers in an international conference alongside a range of established and younger participants. The conference is to be held at the University of Birmingham from 15 to 17 May 2014.
Method of Application
If you are interested and believe you are eligible to participate in this fellowship, you may follow the Application Procedure as follows:
- Email your application to Tom Penfold on firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 Nov 2013.
- Applications are by short CV (up to three pages, including names and contact details of two referees) and covering letter (also up to three pages).
- Your Application should include the following:
- How you learned about this programme;
- Whether you will be able to spend ten weeks at University of Birmingham from 10 March to 17 May 2014 (i.e. will you be able to secure leave from other responsibilities such as teaching?);
- The thematic, geographical and chronological scope of your research;
- What research you have already undertaken and what you would work on during the fellowship.
Applications open in October. The announced deadline is November 22nd 2013. You must have completed your application via Email, to the afore-mentioned address above, by this date.
Applications are invited from scholars working across the arts, humanities and social sciences, whose work touches on the relevant themes. Applicants’ research should be relevant to the theme of Class and Africa, and they should be ready to discuss their findings and interpretations in a series of reading groups, seminar presentations, journal workshops and other activities over the ten-week period they will be in Birmingham.
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology (incorporating the Centre of West African Studies) at the University of Birmingham has almost 50 years’ experience and expertise in supporting students from all over the world… including Africa. The department, on its website, says they are interested in the whole of Africa, not just West Africa. However, they are the only university department in the world to concentrate specifically on West Africa. If you are looking for consultations on cultural, social, political or legal matters, please contact them (via link below).
The University of Birmingham itself is located in the heart of England with campuses in the Edgbaston and Selly Oak areas of the city of Birmingham.
Application Deadline: 22 November 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes (BUT based in Africa)
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