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Call for Applications for ASAUK Teaching Fellowship Scheme, 2013-14

June 24, 2013

The ASAUK is  offering £9,000 to support a teaching fellowship in the Social Sciences or  Humanities for a UK-based academic to work in an African university. We are  looking for applications from early career academics who have finished doctoral  degrees on African topics in British universities since 2008. The award is open  to applicants of any nationality who have graduated from British universities. The  award is designed to cover 3-4 months’ subsistence with additional travel  expenses provided for one international airfare.

The ASAUK has a  flexible approach to the award and would be keen to support co-funding or  exchange arrangements to sustain a longer placement period. In addition to their agreed teaching duties, the successful candidate will  be encouraged to propose a writing workshop. If such a workshop is accepted for funding by the ASAUK,  fellows will be paid an additional sum to cover their additional time and  administrative work.

In applying for  a teaching fellowship, the applicant should submit:

  • Evidence of a  mentor in the host institution;
  • A CV, including  research plans and teaching experience;
  • A short  description of teaching plans and any co-funding or partnership arrangement;
  • A letter of  support from a sponsor in an African institution;
  • A letter of  support from a supervisor or other referee in the UK.

For a  description of the Teaching Fellowship scheme and a report on a recent  fellowship, please visit

Applicants  should send the above by email to Prof. S. Newell ( by 15th November 2013. Applicants will be notified of the  decision by 15th December with an anticipated start date  betweenJanuary and April 2014.