LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowships Scheme 2023 for African Researchers

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LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowships: The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI), is pleased to announce a limited number of short-term virtual research fellowships for 2023.

Application Deadline: 17th February 2023.  

About the LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowships: The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), in collaboration with the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI), is pleased to announce up to six short-term virtual visiting research fellowships for 2023.

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The Virtual Visiting Research Fellowships are short-term ( six month) 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 with a view to establishing research partnerships with academics at the University of 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.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility for LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowships: Candidates who have completed their PhD by the application deadline at any university are eligible, as long as they are currently based at an academic institution on the African continent. Proposals from arts, humanities, humanistic social sciences and adjacent disciplines are welcome as long as they broadly and critically engage with the theme of “African ecologies”. Applicants will have to confirm that a University of Leeds academic member of staff has agreed to support their application.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: 8

Value of LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowships: 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.

During their tenure, the Fellows will be associated with the University of Leeds, administratively hosted by LAHRI, while intellectually embedded in the research community of LUCAS. They will have access to online library resources and participate in research activities of LUCAS and other units relevant to their research interests. Each Fellow will also deliver an open presentation, for example as a virtual student-facing lecture or a research seminar, based on the topic of their research.

Duration of Award: 6 months

How to Apply for LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Research Fellowships: Please download the Scheme Details and Expression of Interest form for further information.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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