2013/14 Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge in UK
About Scholarship: The Fellowship holder is expected to live in Cambridge for the majority of their tenure and accommodation is normally offered by Wolfson College. The Fellow is expected primarily to advance Commonwealth Studies in Cambridge mainly by pursuing research and to take part in seminars and anologous activities within the University.
The Fellow will have access, by agreement, to the holdings of Faculty and Departmental libraries, to the libraries of the Centres of African Studies and South Asian Studies and to the University Library, which houses the extensive collection of materials relating to the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth formerly housed in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in London.
Study Subjects: The scholarship is provided to learn Commonwealth Studies, including the Commonwealth-related aspects of archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology.
Course Level: Research programme
Scholarship By: The Smuts Management
Cover: The Fellow will receive a contribution towards their expenses of £40,119 per annum (pro rata) for a nine-month stay or less.
-Applicants should be members of staff of another University or similar institution outside the UK. They should hold a Ph.D., or be working at post-doctoral level.
-The Managers will give preference to scholars with a distinguished research profile and who have active research interests in an area or areas of scholarship falling within the remit of the Smuts Fund as specified above.
-The Managers expect that applicants would be intending to come to Cambridge to work on a project that builds on existing research for which a period of residence in Cambridge is demonstrably appropriate, although they would not rule out the initiation of a new piece of work where there is a realistic expectation that it could be completed by the end of the tenure of the Fellowship.
Scholarship Open for international students: Yes
Notification: All applicants will be notified of the result of the selection process by email.
Deadline: 15th November, 2012
Further Information: http://www.smutsfund.cam.ac.uk/pdf/SVRF13-14_additional.pdf