CFA Deadline: Nov. 30, UK Fellowship for African scholars on Islam in West Africa

November 26, 2015toDecember 1, 2015

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham invites applications for the 2016 Cadbury Fellowship Scheme, which focuses on ‘Bodies of Text: Learning to be Muslim in West Africa’.

Three or more visiting fellows from Africa will be appointed to participate in a ten-week schedule of seminars, discussion groups, and other activities. One aim of the scheme is to assist new scholars to develop a research paper and bring it to publication, and the programme will culminate in an international conference to be held at the University of Birmingham on 30 June and 1 July 2016 at which the visiting fellows will present their papers alongside an international cast of both established and younger participants.

The programme is supported by the Cadbury Fund held at the Department of African Studies and Anthropology and the European Research Council (Starting Researcher Grant No 283466, Knowing each other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria). It is organised by the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Northwestern University Consortium for African Studies.

Fellowships will cover return air-fare, accommodation and living costs for a period of up to ten weeks. The deadline for applications for fellowships is Monday 30 November 2015.

Eligible candidates are those early-career African scholars who have something to contribute to the theme, and whose research would benefit from a residential fellowship of ten weeks at the University of Birmingham. They should be in the early stages of their academic careers and based in an institution on the African continent.

Please consult this link for more details.

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