British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) Compare Fellowship 2019/2020 for Researchers in Developing Countries
BAICE has opened applications for its annual Compare Fellowship, to support early career academics from the Global South in disseminating their research and scholarship to a global audience.
Application Deadline: 1st March, 2019
Eligible Countries: Afghanistan; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia, The; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Korea, Dem. People’s Rep.; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Nepal; Niger; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Yemen, Rep.; Zimbabwe
To be taken at (country): UK
About the Award: Compare is a leading journal of international and comparative education, publishing six issues a year of high quality articles on diverse issues of educational policy and practice around the world. It is the official journal of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE), which works to support activities of research, teaching and collaboration in the field.
In order to maintain its significant global standing, one of Compare’s missions is to develop the diversity of its authorship, and support underrepresented groups, in light of the significant inequalities of global academic publishing.
For this reason, it established in 2017 an annual Compare Fellowship, to support early career academics from the Global South in disseminating their research and scholarship to a global audience.
- To be based currently in a university in a low-income country (according to the World Bank classification1)
- To have completed their doctoral degree within the last six years
- To be teaching or researching in the field of education
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value and Duration of Award: The fellowship will run from 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020 and provide full financial support (including travel, accommodation and subsistence) for the following activities:
- Attending the UKFIET conference in Oxford, UK, from 17-19 September 2019 (candidates are strongly encouraged to submit a presentation)
- Attending the Compare writers’ workshop at the conference (a full-day course for early career researchers)
- 2-4 week stay at an institution in the UK following the conference (to carry out library research, attend academic events, and develop publication ideas with the guidance of a mentor)
On returning to their country of origin, the Compare Fellow will be expected to continue with the following activities:
- Participating in the e-mentoring following on from the writers’ workshop
- Developing an article for Compare
- Facilitating the organization of activities to support academic writing for other academics in their institution/country
- Participating in Compare as a reviewer
How to Apply: All applicants should send the following documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- CV / resume (including qualifications, professional experience and publications)
- Supporting statement of 1000 words (outlining research interests, publication trajectory to date and future plans, and potential benefits of the fellowship for themselves and their institutions/countries)
- Abstract submission for the UKFIET conference (see requirements at www.ukfiet.org from 21st January)
If contact has already been made with a potential institution and mentor in the UK, then candidates should state this; however, it is not essential to have arranged this beforehand.