African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) Research Fellowship Program 2020 (Fully-funded)

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Deadline: August 4, 2019
Applications for the African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) Research Fellowship Program 2020 are now open. The Fellowship provides visiting research fellows the chance to use their time in Leiden for data analysis and/or writing, often on a joint project with one or more ASCL staff members.
A visiting research fellowship is for a maximum of 90 days. Research fellows are divided over three periods of three months each: January-February-March, April-May-June, September-October-November. An application must include an element of collaboration with a researcher of the African Studies Centre Leiden. The output of that collaboration can be a joint seminar or workshop, a joint research proposal, or a joint publication.

Fellowship
A research fellowship includes:

  • A return ticket (economy class).
  • A daily stipend to cover living expenses.
  • Accommodation in Leiden: a fellow is provided with his/her own single bed/sitting room. Kitchen and bathroom are to be shared with a maximum of two other fellows (male/female). If the offered accommodation is unaccaptable for the fellow he/she is requested to look for alternative accommodation him/herself. Alternative accommodation will not be paid for by the fellowship.
  • A medical/liability insurance (please note that this insurance does not cover the cost of treatment of a pre-existing medical condition).
  • The use of (shared) office facilities and of library facilities.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree, by the time of applying;
  • Have conducted research, as part of the PhD and/or in later projects; with a focus on Africa;
  • Be actively pursuing an academic/research career;
  • Have published books, book chapters and/or journal articles in recent years that meet international standards;
  • In accordance with visa regulations, be ready to return to the country of which he/she is a citizen and/or a current resident upon completion of the fellowship.

Assessment Criteria
In the assessment of applications that meet these requirements:

  • Preference will be given to applicants based in Africa. ‘Africa’ here refers to the member states of the African Union. ‘Based in’ Africa is understood to mean having lived in Africa during at least two of the last four years; and
  • Emphasis will be placed on the quality, intended outputs and feasibility of the research project proposed for the fellowship.

Application

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