The Urban Studies Foundation is funding urban studies researchers from all Global South countries (inc. from Africa) for 3-9 month sabbaticals at host institutions of their choice!
Terms of Funding
The financial support attached to the fellowship will meet accommodation and subsistence needs while staying at the host university, return (economy class) air fare, and assistance towards research costs (including any enrolment fees and other resource costs). There is also a small budget available for the mentor to assist the Fellow to meet their intended research aims should this be appropriate. Shortlisted candidates may also apply for a small amount of limited extra-ordinary care costs, for example to support any additional care costs for dependent person(s) incurred during the sabbatical. Fellowships may begin from summer 2020, but must start no later than one year after the application deadline (i.e. before 30th April 2021). Applicants are expected to be notified of an outcome normally within four weeks of the application deadline (i.e. by end of May 2020).
Candidates must complete the online application form no later than 30th April 2020 (by 23:59 GMT, UK time).
The application must include:
Applicant information including: contact details, recent education, recent academic roles, and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Both referees should be prepared to submit blind letters of recommendation to the Urban Studies Foundation upon request.
Fellowship proposal information including dates, mentorship and host institution arrangements.
A draft budget with main cost items.
A proposal that includes: an outline of the planned research (1200 words maximum), intended outputs (300 words maximum), designation of the host institution (300 words maximum), and a statement of how the candidate’s chosen mentor will support and facilitate the proposed research (300 words maximum).
Proof of applicant’s nationality and therefore eligibility for the award.
Applicant CV listing academic achievements and publications (3 pages maximum).
Short CV from the mentor which includes any previous mentoring experience (3 pages maximum).
Supporting letter from the prospective mentor stating their willingness to act as a mentor to the fellow, and indicating the suitability of the host institution for the proposed sabbatical study (2 pages maximum).
Please see the full Fellowship application details online.