Cambridge Centre of African Studies Visiting Fellowship

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for two Visiting Research Fellowships from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowship is to enable the fellow to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge.

It is expected that applicants would be intending to come to the University to work on a project building on existing research for which 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. Preference will be given to early-to mid-career candidates with a distinguished research profile. They are expected to be permanent residents in Africa.

The appointment will take place from 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020 and is non-renewable.

Each award is worth up to £17,000, out of which travel, visa, college accommodation, and maintenance costs will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow.  The Centre is not able to provide additional sums for the travel and living expenses of anyone accompanying the Fellow to Cambridge.

The closing date for applications is 1 February 2019

An application package may be downloaded on our website or requested by emailing:

This programme is generously supported by the A. G. Leventis Foundation

Application date
15 Jan 2018
Date of residence
1 Oct 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
6 months
Europe United Kingdom
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 10 years
Grants available
Award granted
£ 17.000