Funded University of Cambridge CRASSH Visiting Fellowships 2024 for Global South Scholars The Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge announces the launch of funded Visiting Fellowships for scholars from the Global South in 2024. These Fellowships aim to facilitate knowledge exchange between scholars from higher education institutions in the Global South and researchers at CRASSH and other departments within the University of Cambridge. Scholars will have access to the University’s extensive collections and resources, fostering potential collaborations and future exchanges.
Themed Call for Applications: Ecologies in Place
In collaboration with the Consortium for the Global South at Cambridge, CRASSH presents the themed call for applications for 2024. Scholars whose research aligns with the theme of “Ecologies in Place,” one of the Consortium’s research streams, are invited to apply. It’s important to note that the research can focus on any geographical location, not limited to the Global South.
Applications are welcome from scholars engaged in research related to sustainability, human-environmental interactions, resource management, and the differential impacts of climate change. Scholars should primarily work within the arts, humanities, or social sciences, but interdisciplinary approaches involving collaboration with the sciences or engineering are also encouraged. Up to three Visiting Fellows will be selected annually from different countries in the Global South.
The Visiting Fellowships will be awarded for the Lent term of 2024, spanning from mid-January to mid-March.
The Fellowship provides return economy fare travel, single ensuite accommodation at Wolfson College, a stipend to cover additional everyday expenses, desk space and computer access at CRASSH, full access to the University’s libraries and collections, as well as participation in events and seminars organized by CRASSH and other University institutions. Wolfson College will waive their usual membership fee for Visiting Fellows, granting free access to the library, gym, social spaces, and college activities. Meals can also be enjoyed at the college’s Dining Hall (at an additional cost to the Fellow).
While the Fellowship assumes that scholars already employed at higher education institutions can cover most everyday expenses through their salary, an additional stipend of £140 per week (with receipts) is available to assist with food and local travel costs, which may be higher in the UK compared to the applicant’s country of residence.
The application deadline is 12:00 (midday) UK time on June 20, 2023. All applicants will be notified of the selection results by the end of July 2023.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently employed at a higher education institution or research institute located in the Global South on at least a 50% contract, primarily working within the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The Fellowship defines the Global South based on the countries listed by the OECD as receiving Official Development Assistance. Applicants should have obtained their PhD at least five years before the application date.
The Selection Panel comprises the Director of CRASSH and academic staff members from the University of Cambridge with expertise in various disciplines and regions of the Global South. Preference may be given to applicants who obtained their PhD and pursued their academic career in an institution located in the Global South
. References will not be required, but applicants must provide a letter of support from their Head of Department or equivalent, confirming their institution’s grant of a leave of absence for the full duration of the Fellowship.
Conditions of the Fellowship
This is a residential fellowship, requiring scholars to be present in Cambridge for the entire term, which lasts slightly over eight weeks. With prior arrangement, scholars may spend up to one week elsewhere during the term for research, family, or personal reasons. All Fellows selected under this scheme will collaborate to design an event related to the call’s theme, to be held during their residency in Cambridge, where they will present their own research. Some preparatory work for the event will take place online prior to the start of the Fellowship.
Applicants must confirm their travel dates at least five months before their arrival in Cambridge and apply for a visa (if required) at least four months before the Fellowship’s start. Successful applicants must also secure travel insurance at their own expense.
To apply, visit the CRASSH website.