The Cadbury Fellowship

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The Cadbury fellowships programme is run every year by the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, thanks to a generous bequest from the Cadbury family.

Applications are invited from early-career researchers who are based in African institutions and wish to spend a period of ten weeks in Birmingham discussing and developing the results of their primary research.

Fellowships will cover return air-fare, accommodation and living costs for this period.

The programme will culminate in an international conference to be held at the University of Birmingham. The visiting fellows will present their papers alongside a range of established and younger participants who share their interest in this year’s theme.

Who is eligible for a Cadbury Fellowship?

Applications are invited from early-career researchers based in African institutions.

Applicants should have completed their main period of primary doctoral research and be either in the stage of writing up their dissertation or, if they have completed their dissertation, be looking to develop publications from it.

Applicants’ research should be relevant to the theme of Class and Africa, and they should be ready to discuss their findings and interpretations in a series of reading groups, seminar presentations, journal workshops and other activities over a ten-week period, before presenting their paper at the international conference. It is expected that fellows will seek to publish their paper as a journal article.

How to apply for a Cadbury Fellowship

Please email your application to Tom Penfold on [email protected] by 22 Nov. Applications are by short CV (up to three pages, including names and contact details of two referees) and covering letter (also up to three pages). In your letter please include the following information:

  • How you learned about this programme;
  • Whether you will be able to spend ten weeks at University of Birmingham (i.e. will you be able to secure leave from other responsibilities such as teaching?);
  • The thematic, geographical and chronological scope of your research;
  • What research you have already undertaken and what you would work on during the fellowship.
    For more information and application, visit: The Cadbury Fellowship Website

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