Early Career Humanities Scholars

Due date : 14 June, 2019

Presentation of the donor

The aim of the project is to create a space for scholars in the humanities to enhance their research agenda in their early career years. The period of stay (four to six months) in the collaborating institution will allow for targeted mentorship and guidance for the selected scholars by identified senior scholars who share their research interests, while also providing an avenue for interaction and the sharing of research ideas and methodologies with peers. The project is unique in many respects as, unlike some existing initiatives, it seeks to create avenues for early career scholars to have the opportunity of residency in a region of Africa other than their own or in a global north institution.

Summary of opportunity

The Project provides a four to six-month attachment to any of the four collaborating institutions.  Support comprises the following:

  1. An economy return flight
  2. Travel Insurance
  3. Accommodation
  4. Office space
  5. A monthly stipend to cover transport, meals, entertainment and other incidentals
  6. Access to library facilities at the host university
  7. Funds to organize a research-focused workshop at the host University
  8. Mentoring from senior faculty at the host institution

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible an applicant must:

  1. Be in a full-time permanent post in the humanities in any of the four collaborating institutions
  2. Be an early career scholar with a record of research and academic publishing
  3. Have a PhD that was obtained within the last ten years (2009 or later)
  4. Have a scholarly record of publications commensurate with career stage or years from degree