Urban Studies International Fellowship, UK

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for urban scholars on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the global south funded by the Urban Studies Foundation.  

The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the global north 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.  Some experience in publishing articles would be desirable.

Requirements:  The candidate must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a senior urban scholar at his/her chosen research institution.  Further particulars and the application form are available to download at the Urban Studies Foundation website at www.urbanstudiesfoundation.org.

Terms:  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.  

Submission:  Completed applications must be submitted electronically to Ruth Harkin at ruth.harkin@glasgow.ac.uk, no later than 13 September 2013. 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 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 his/her 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
·         the names and contact details of two academic referees.

Click here for further fellowship details and application


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