Cadbury Research Fellowship in African Studies at University of Birmingham 2024

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Cadbury Research Fellowship at the University of Birmingham who will contribute to the research environment and teaching for a period of 18 months.

The Fellowship programme is funded by an endowment that enables members of staff at sub-Saharan African Universities to spend a period of time at the University of Birmingham.


  • Fellowship Sponsor(s): University of Birmingham
  • Host Institution(s): University of Birmingham
  • Fellowship Type:  Fully Funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study level:  Postdoctoral
  • Nationality: Africans

See Also: British Council Research Fellowships at University of Edinburgh 2024

Cadbury Research Fellowship 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Cadbury Research Fellowship 2024, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently based on the African continent and employed by or affiliated with an African Higher Education Institution.
  • Candidates must EITHER not currently hold a permanent academic position OR submit, with their application, a statement confirming that they will be released by their home institution for the period of their appointment at the University of Birmingham.
  • A doctorate examined and passed between 1 September 2018 and 1 April 2024. (Candidates whose thesis has been submitted and are awaiting examination are not eligible to apply.)
  • A record of research and publications appropriate to the level of post-doctoral experience.
  • The ability to construct a convincing and achievable research and publication proposal in the field of African Studies.
  • Ability to contribute to undergraduate and Masters’ level teaching in African Studies.
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Cadbury Research Fellowship 2024 are to complete an online application and provide all the required information and documents on or before the application dateline.

Applicants should include a full CV, a cover letter detailing their skills and experience, a research proposal covering the period of the Fellowship, a writing sample of up to 10,000 words (a published article or book chapter, or a chapter of an unpublished PhD dissertation), and the details of two referees.

Application Deadline: 27th May 2024

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