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CAS Visiting Research Fellowship 2008

The Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce its new visiting research fellowship programme

The programme aims at allowing African academics to spend time interacting with colleagues and making use of resources in Scotland. This research initiative, funded for three years by the Scottish Executive, will have an annual theme: in year one, civil society and development; year two, health and infectious disease; and year three, education and capacity building. The visiting fellowships are intended to give young African scholars the opportunity to use the University’s library resources, develop papers and projects, interact with academics at CAS and across Scotland, and contribute to the intellectual life of the centre and university.

Each year the fellowship scheme will fund several young African scholars to spend time in residence at the University of Edinburgh. Fellowships will cover return airfare and a stipend payment per month towards living expenses for periods of between two and six months. Applicants should be young African scholars, with a PhD or equivalent research experience, who are seeking to develop their careers and who are currently based in an African institution.

Research theme 3: Health in Africa

We particularly seek applications from individuals working on one or more of the following issues: religion and health care; HIV/AIDS in Africa; new partnerships for treatment and care.

We would prefer if applicants were able to spend time in Edinburgh during our semester times as this results in the best experience for all. We accept applications all year round but to stand the best chance of funding please apply by the end of January 2008

How to apply for a Visiting Fellowship

If you would like to be considered for a fellowship:

  1. Send a short c.v. and the names and email addresses of two referees
  2. Send a proposal of not more than 1,000 words on this year’s theme, showing your record of past research, how you will benefit from the fellowship and what you hope to achieve while in Edinburgh.
  3. Indicate the period of time you would like to spend in Edinburgh

Applications or enquiries should be directed to
Prof Paul Nugent
Tel: +44 131 650 3878.
Centre of African Studies,
21 George Square,
Edinburgh, EH8 9LD,
United Kingdom.

Applicants may apply at any time, but should aim to apply at least four months before they intend their fellowship to begin.

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