LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowships Scheme

The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI), invites applications to its short-term virtual research fellowships for 2021.

The Virtual Research Fellowships are short-term fellowships for academics based at institutions on the African continent, who through these positions will be given an opportunity to undertake a well-defined piece of research in collaboration with academics at Leeds. Each fellowship comes with an award of £1,000, to be used by the applicant for research expenses and/or buy-out from teaching duties at their institution.

The scheme is thematically linked to the LAHRI-funded Sadler seminar series “African Knowledge for Global Challenges” running this year. This interdisciplinary series explores questions related to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Challenges Research agendas from critical decolonial and Africa-centred perspectives. Hence, they welcome proposals that foreground “Africa” as a starting point for interrogating existing and developing new knowledge relating to major societal challenges.

Duration: 3 months
Location: Virtual

An award of £1,000 for research expenses.

  • Candidates who have completed their Ph.D. by the application deadline at any university are eligible,
  • Candidates must be currently based at an academic institution on the African continent.
  • Proposals from Arts, Humanities, Humanistic Social Sciences, and adjacent disciplines that broadly and critically engage with the theme of “African Knowledge for Global Challenges” are welcome.
  • Applicants will have to confirm that a University of Leeds academic member of staff has agreed to support their application.
Application Process
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Deadline: March 8, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.

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