Fellowship 2020

Call for Applications for Visiting Research Fellowship

The African Cluster Centre at the
University of Lagos (Nigeria) invites scholars working in the field of African
Studies to apply for fellowships. Fellows will be in residence for periods
ranging from one (1) to three (3) months between June and December, 2020.

The aim of the Fellowship is to
expose scholars to a process of reconfiguring African Studies within the
African context and realities. The scholarship will make the scholar a Fellow
of Lagos African Cluster Centre (ACC). Fellows will be expected to participate
in reconfiguring African Studies. This will entail re-examining basic
assumptions and querying them with multidisciplinary approaches in order to
enhance, uphold and/or dismiss present knowledge about Africans as well as show
the “multipleness” in the discourses about Africa.

Eligibility: Applicant must meet
the following criteria:

1.         Have PhD degree by the time of application;

2.         Have conducted research, as part of the
PhD and/or in later projects with a focus on Africa;

3.         Be actively pursuing academic/research career;

4.         Be well published in their areas of specialty;

5.         In accordance with visa regulations, be
ready to return to their country of origin and/or residence upon completion of
the fellowship.

6.         Applicants must be from University of
Bayreuth or based in an African Academic Institution, preferably in any of the
African Cluster Centres (ACCs).


Accepted applicants will be expected to share the output of their collaboration
in one of the Lagos ACC’s roundtable sessions, participate in a joint research
grant proposal, and publish/collaborate with one Lagos ACC researcher in
publishing in a peer-reviewed journal, as a contribution to the Cluster’s
Knowledge Lab.

shall include:

i) Return ticket (economy class).

ii) Monthly stipend to cover
living expenses.

iii) Travel Insurance

iv) Accommodation on campus
(single room with shared facilities).

v) The use of (shared) office
facilities and of library facilities.

How to

Please complete the application
form below and send it, together with all required additional documents, to: iads@unilag.edu.ng . Incomplete
applications will not be reviewed. Applications must be submitted in English.
The closing date for submission of applications is February 28, 2020.
Successful candidates will be contacted on March 30, 2020.

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Suggestions for collaboration

Please state the name of the Principal
Investigator (PI) at the University of Lagos ACC you would collaborate with
during your fellowship. Applicants should be willing to work with a Principal
Investigator from Lagos ACC in one of the Research Sections and all research
proposals must engage with the Cluster’s core concepts (multiplicity,
relationality, reflexivity).


Please state intended research
activities during the fellowship, month by month. Please note that research
area must be linked to one of the six Research Sections of the Cluster. Plan
should state the intended outputs of collaboration (events, publications, etc.).

Please return this form along
with the following documents to iads@unilag.edu.ng:

– your CV listing ten relevant

– two letters of recommendation;
one should be from present employer.

– a statement from a Lagos ACC PI
stating his/her willingness to collaborate with you.

Please send the complete
application package in one email.

Incomplete applications or
applications by individuals who do not meet the requirements will not be
processed. The closing date for submission of applications is February 28, 2020.

For more information visit the IADS website