University of Cambridge Scholarship 2020/2021

University of Cambridge Scholarship 2020/2021
University of Cambridge Scholarship 2020/2021

University of Cambridge Scholarship 2020/2021

University of Cambridge Philomathia Africa Vising Research Fellowships 2020/2021 for African Researchers.

The Center of African Studies, with the liberal help of the Isaac Newtown Trust and the Philomathia Africa Program, is satisfied to declare one Visiting Research Fellowship to be held at the University of Cambridge.

Application Deadline: 7th April 2020

Eligible Countries: African Countries

Award Description:

The Cambridge Center of African Studies welcomes applications for a Visiting Research Fellowship. The point of the Fellowship is to empower the individual to concentrate on a time of research and composing while based at the Center in Cambridge.

University of Cambridge Scholarship 2020/2021

The Visiting Fellowship is a piece of the recently settled Philomathia Africa Program, with financing from the Isaac Newton Trust. Candidates’ examination advantages should address at least one of the wide topics of condition, vitality, land, or environmental change. Mirroring the interdisciplinary idea of the Philomathia Africa Program, we invite competitors with mastery in any field in the sociologies, expressions or humanities. The candidate ought to have a PhD submitted at the time of application.

Type: Research


  • 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.
    Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award:

  • 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 sum is not subject to tax in the UK.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a substantial piece of written work as part of their application.

University of Cambridge Scholarship 2020/2021

Duration of Award:

The appointment is four months, with a start date between 1 October 2020 and 15 January 2021; it is non-renewable.

How to Apply:

  • In order to apply for a Fellowship you will need to submit an application to the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, by 6 April 2020 and to arrange for your references to arrive at the Centre by the same date.
  • The Centre is not able to consider applications that are not complete.

This application package contains the following:

  • a copy of the notice of award;
  • guidance on the information required in your curriculum vitae;
  • guidance on the type of project details required;
  • guidance for you to pass to your referees.


Your application must include the following:

  • your curriculum vitae including details of publications;
  • your project details;
  • a photocopy of your PhD certificate (if applicable);
  • a photocopy of your passport;
  • two references to be sent directly by your referees to the Director, University of Cambridge, Centre of African Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT, UK.


University of Cambridge Scholarship 2020/2021


Completed applications must be sent either by e-mail or in hardcopy to:


University of Cambridge

Centre of African Studies

Alison Richard Building

7 West Road

Cambridge CB3 9DT


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