Urban Studies Foundation International Fellowship 2018 for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South (Funded)

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Application Deadline: 27th April 2018.

Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South, on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South. The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South for the purpose of writing up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be early career urban scholars with a PhD obtained within the preceding 5 years who currently work in a university or other research institution within the Global South.
  • Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the Global South.
  • Preference may be given to candidates from least or low-income countries but middle-income developing countries are not excluded if the need for support is justified. See: OECD List of ODA Recipients (2014-2017)

Requirements

  • The candidate must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a suitably experienced senior urban scholar at the candidate’s chosen research institution.

Benefits

  • The financial support attached to the fellowship will meet accommodation and subsistence needs while staying at the Host University, return (economy class) air fare, and assistance towards research costs.
  • There is also a small budget available for the mentor to assist the Fellow to meet their intended research aims should this be appropriate.

Submission:

Application forms are available here. Completed applications must be submitted electronically to USF Director of Operations, Joe Shaw (joe.shaw@glasgow.ac.uk), no later than 27th April 2018.

The application must include:

  • an outline of the planned research, demonstrating its originality, rigour and value to the field of urban studies [1200 words max.]
  • a statement of the intended research outputs (e.g. articles [specify target journals], a monograph, etc.) [300 words max.]
  • designation of the northern or southern institution where the fellowship will be pursued and reasons for its selection [300 words max.]
  • the name of the urban scholar at that institution willing to act as mentor to the fellow during the fellowship, and a statement of how their expertise will support and facilitate the proposed research
  • draft budget listing main cost items
  • a 3-page CV listing academic achievements and publications
  • a letter from the prospective mentor stating their willingness to act as a mentor to the fellow and indicating the suitability of the host institution for the proposed sabbatical study
  • a short CV from the mentor, preferably including any previous mentoring experience if applicable.
  • the names and contact details of two academic referees.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Urban Studies Foundation International Fellowship 2018