The University of Cambridge Visiting Fellowships for Scholars from the Global South in the UK for 2023

About the Scholarship:

The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CRASSH) is launching a new program of funded Visiting Fellowships for academics from the Global South. These fellowships are designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas among researchers based at CRASSH and other locations within the University of Cambridge. These researchers come from higher education institutions in the Global South, and these visits are expected to foster new partnerships and collaborations in the future.

Themed Call for Applications: Ecologies in Place

In 2024, CRASSH will collaborate with Cambridge’s Consortium for the Global South. Scholars whose work is related to the theme of “Ecologies in Place,” one of the research streams of the Consortium, are encouraged to apply. However, applicants should note that their research is not limited to ‘places’ in the Global South and may focus on any ‘place.’

Benefits of Visiting Fellowships:

The Visiting Fellowships provide the following benefits:

  • Return (economy) airfare
  • Accommodation in a single room with an en-suite bathroom at Wolfson College
  • A stipend to cover additional daily expenses
  • Access to a desk and computer at CRASSH
  • Full access to the University’s libraries and other collections
  • Participation in activities and seminars hosted by CRASSH or other University departments

Visiting Fellowships – Eligibility:

Scholars conducting research related to overarching themes such as sustainability, human-environmental interactions, resource management, and the various implications of climate change are encouraged to apply. While multidisciplinary approaches, including collaboration with the sciences or engineering, are welcome, applicants should primarily work within the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Each year, up to three Visiting Fellows from various Global South countries will be selected.

Selection Process:

The selection panel will include the Director of CRASSH and other University of Cambridge academic staff members with expertise in various fields and regions of the Global South. Preference may be given to candidates who earned their Ph.D. from and continued their academic training at a Global South University. Applicants will be required to provide a letter of support from their head of department (or an appropriate substitute) stating that their institution will grant them a leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship.

Documents Required for Application:

Applicants must complete the application in English and upload the following documents:

  1. A copy of your resume, including a list of publications.
  2. A letter of support from your head of department (or an equivalent) stating that your institution will grant you a leave of absence for the entire duration of the fellowship.

References are not required for this application. Additionally, applicants must provide the following three synopses:

  1. Explain why you are applying for this visiting fellowship and how spending a term studying at CRASSH and the University of Cambridge will benefit you (maximum 500 words).
  2. Describe the research you will conduct at Cambridge, outlining your current project and specifying which part(s) you plan to complete during your visiting fellowship (maximum 1,000 words).
  3. Visiting Fellows selected under this program will be asked to collaborate on planning an event during their time in Cambridge, allowing them to present their research alongside others. Provide your suggestions for the event’s topic and structure (maximum 400 words).

Application Procedure:

To apply for the Visiting Fellowships, use the University of Cambridge application portal here. Complete the application in English and upload the required documents, including your resume and letter of support from your institution. Additionally, provide the three synopses mentioned above.

Submission Deadline: June 20, 2023.

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