The University of Lagos African Cluster Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship in African Studies

Applications are currently welcome for the University of Lagos African Cluster Centre (ACC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in African Studies.

 The fellowship is funded by the African Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth under the auspices of the Germany Excellence Strategy. It is designed to support early career scholars and/or junior faculty whose research interests are centered on or related to African Studies and the overarching agenda of Reconfiguring African Studies.

Fellows are typically accommodated in research sections within the Lagos ACC at the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS). The IADS is one of the fastest-growing academic research institutes in West Africa. The Institute engages in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and also addresses issues that concern Africa, Africans, and the Diaspora.

Each fellow will work under the supervision of an expert with relevant and related specialization. In addition, a successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the various research activities related to their project; publish, at least, one article in a highly reputable peer-reviewed journal within the fellowship period; participate in teaching activities of the IADS; and present a lecture in the IADS Monthly Lecture Series.

Duration: 06 Months

Benefits

The postdoctoral fellowship in African Studies covers;

  • travel costs,
  • accommodation, and
  • a monthly stipend.

Eligibility

  • Interested applicants must possess a Ph.D. which must have been awarded not earlier than July 2018;
  • Good communication skills in either English or French language or both.

Application Process

Interested applicants must submit the followings:

  • Soft copy of Ph.D. certificate,
  • A two-page summary of Ph.D. thesis
  • A three-page proposal of postdoctoral research topic,
  • Recent Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Two reference letters.
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Deadline: August 31, 2023.

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