A new program of funded Visiting Fellowship 2023 for academics from the Global South is starting at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CRASSH). These fellowships aim to offer researchers based at CRASSH and other locations in the University of Cambridge the chance to exchange ideas with one another and to gain access to the university’s collections and resources. These researchers are working at higher education institutions in the Global South. It is expected that these visits will generate new partnerships and interactions in the future.
Call for Application
In 2024, CRASSH will partner with Cambridge’s Consortium for the Global South. Scholars whose work is related to the topic of Ecologies in Place, one of the research areas of the Consortium, are encouraged to apply. However, applicants should be aware that their studies are not limited to ‘places’ in the Global South and may instead focus on any ‘place’.
Who can Apply?
Scholars doing research on any subject related to the broad concepts of sustainability, human-environmental interactions, resource management, and the varied implications of climate change are encouraged to apply. While multidisciplinary methods including cooperation with the sciences or engineering are also extremely welcome, applicants should primarily be working within the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Each year, up to three Visiting Fellows from various countries of the Global South will be chosen. For additional information about eligibility, see the more information details on this page.
- Return (economy fare) travel
- Single ensuite accommodation in Wolfson College
- Stipend to help with additional everyday costs
- Desk space and access to a computer at CRASSH
- Full access to the University’s libraries and other collections, and to events and seminars run by CRASSH or other institutions in the University.
How Long will Award Last?
For Lent Term 2024, which runs from mid-January to mid-March (see term dates for each year), visiting fellows will be selected.
- A copy of your CV (including a list of publications)
- A letter of support from your Head of Department (or equivalent), confirming that leave of absence will be granted by your institution for the full period of the Fellowship.
- Please also upload the following three outlines:
- Why do you wish to apply for this Visiting Fellowship? What benefits would spending a term at CRASSH and the University of Cambridge bring you? (max. 500 words)
- What research will you be conducting while in Cambridge? Please give an outline of your current project and explain which part(s) of it you intend to carry out during the term of your Visiting Fellowship. (max. 1000 words)
- The Visiting Fellows appointed under this scheme will be asked to work together to design an event, to take place during the term you are in Cambridge, which will provide an opportunity for you to present your own research, alongside others. What ideas would you suggest for the theme and format or such an event? (max. 400 words)
You should submit your application yourself directly through online application portal.
- The Director of CRASSH and other University of Cambridge academic staff members with knowledge of many fields and areas of the Global South will participate on the selection panel.
- A preference may be given to candidates who obtained their PhD from and continued their academic training in a Global South University.
The deadline for applications is June 20, 2023. The results of the selection process will be communicated to all applicants before the end of July 2023.
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