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British Council fellowship at the University of Edinburgh for early-career researchers

Deadline : January 10, 2021

Apply for the British Council fellowship at the University of Edinburgh for early-career researchers from Africa. The fellowship is hosted by the British Council in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. This fellowship is dedicated and developed for early-career researchers from Africa who are living and working on the continent with experience in the core themes of the fellowship.

During their fellowship, fellows will work closely with British Council experts in the UK and Africa, refining and shaping the direction of their research and its outputs. As a fellow, you have the opportunity to share, disseminate and apply the findings of the research in collaboration with the British Council in Africa once the fellowship is completed.

The fellowship will run for seven (7) with fellows focusing on decolonising digital in the context of cultural and creative production and consumption in Africa and consumption of content originating from Africa in the UK and elsewhere in the world


For successfull candidates, the fellowship will offer the the following benefits

  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a 7 month research fellowship based with IASH at the University of Edinburgh, starting in April 2021.
  • Participants will receive a stipend of £1,300 per month for the duration of the fellowships
  • You will also receive £1,000 travel grant to cater for your travel to and from the UK
  • The program will offer you assistance with the UK visa application process and costs.
  • The fellowship is open to early-career researchers who are nationals, residents and citizens of any African country
  • You must have a research and/or professional background that relates to the core areas of British Council programming and strategic engagement: Culture and Creative Industries, Education, Inclusive Communities, and International Cultural Relations more broadly
  • Applicants must be interested in and must have an understanding of digital technologies and platforms and in debates around digital access and inclusivity
  • You must have sufficient experience engaging with non-academic audiences and stakeholders in research
  • Candidates must have commitment to professional development and a clear understanding of how the fellowship will support this
  • You must have a clear commitment to knowledge sharing and the development of best practice beyond the timeframe of the fellowship itself, based on the networks, insights and learnings developed through their research

Interested applicants must initiate the application process by submitting the required documents to the email address provided by the deadline of 24:00 on Sunday 10 January 2021. Upon submission, Applications will then be reviewed by the British Council and the shortlist of candidates who demonstrate the strongest fit to the above Study objectives and Qualifications required generated.

Please submit the following documents to the email address provided. The topic and format of the research proposal can be found on the program webpage via the link below

  • A research proposal of up to 3 pages maximum
  • Your most recent CV of up to 3 pages maximum
  • You should also provide names, job titles and contact details of two referees who may be contacted by the British Council later to support your application

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For more information, visit the official website here

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