2023 Call for Applications for Visiting Research Fellowship
The Lagos African Cluster Centre calls for applications for a short Visiting Fellowship, between one and three months, from January 2023. Scholars interested in the major theme of ‘Reconfiguring African Studies’ through multidisciplinary engagement are welcome.
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 engage with the above theme through a process of re-examining basic assumptions and querying them with multidisciplinary approaches to enhance, uphold or dismiss present knowledge about Africans while demonstrating the multiple-ness in discourses about Africa.
Applicant has to meet the following criteria:
Hold a PhD degree, by the time of application;
Have conducted research, as part of the PhD and/or in later projects; with a focus on Africa;
Be actively pursuing an academic/research career;
Be published in chosen area of specialty;
In accordance with visa regulations, be ready to return to the country of which applicant is a citizen and/or a current resident upon completion of the fellowship.
Applicants must be based in an African Academic Institution, preferably in any of the ACCs and the University of Bayreuth.
Expected result: Accepted applicants will be expected to teach in the M.A. programme linked to Lagos-ACC, share the output of collaboration in the Lagos–ACC’s PI/Fellow Lecture series; be willing to participate in a joint research grant proposal, and collaborate with one Lagos-ACC researcher in publishing in a peer-reviewed journal, as a contribution to our Knowledge Lab.
Fellowship shall include:
A return ticket (economy class).
A monthly stipend to cover living expenses in Lagos.
Travel insurance in Nigeria
Accommodation in the University of Lagos: single room with shared facilities.
The use of (shared) office facilities and of library facilities.
How to apply?
Please complete the attached application instructions.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications must be submitted in English. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2022.
Application Instructions for the 2023 Visiting Research Fellowship
Kindly submit an application package containing the items below in one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: VISITING FELLOW 2023
The Application Package should include the following:
Information Page including
First Name, Surname
Date of Birth
Current Home Address
MA Degree (s) (Discipline, University, Year)
PhD Degree: (Discipline, Dissertation Title, University, Year)
List of any relevant paid positions in the last five years
Name of Lagos-ACC Principal Investigator (PI) that you would like to collaborate with
CV (listing five relevant publications;)
Research proposal (should contain)
Title of research proposal
Research proposal (max. 1500 words):
Scholarly and/or applied relevance to Lagos-ACC interest (max 500):
Please state intended research activities during the fellowship, month by month and 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, such as events, Lecture, publications, etc.
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.