University of Edinburgh Fellowship For Early Career Researchers From Africa

Early career researchers from Africa are invited to apply for a seven-month research fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Fellows produce works in the field of culture, education, inclusive communities, or international cultural relations. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and a travel grant. The deadline is on Sunday 10th January 2021.

This fellowship has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will undertake a seven-month research fellowship based with IASH at the University of Edinburgh, starting in April 2021.

They will receive a stipend of £1,300 per month, a £1,000 travel grant and assistance with the UK visa application process and costs.

During their fellowship they will work closely with British Council experts in the UK and Africa to refine and shape the direction of their research and its outputs.

The fellowship will focus on decolonising digital in the context of cultural and creative production and consumption in Africa and consumption of content originating from Africa in the UK and elsewhere in the world.

As part of the application process candidates will be expected to propose how they would develop the research theme in line with both the British Council strategic interests and their own academic expertise.

The final focus of the research will be further refined once the successful candidate has been selected and as the fellowship gets underway.

The deadline is on Sunday 10th January 2021.


Main Criteria

Candidates are required to submit a research proposal of up to three pages, a CV, and contact details of two who may be contacted by the British Council later in the application process.

This fellowship is open to early-career researchers who are citizens of any African country and resident on the continent.

In addition, applicants must have a research and/or professional background that relates to the core areas of British Council programming and strategic engagement: culture and creative industries, education, inclusive communities, and international cultural relations more broadly.

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