UNILAG African Cluster Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Lagos African Cluster Centre, University of Lagos, Nigeria, welcomes the submission of applications for a maximum of 6 months postdoctoral fellowship in African and Diaspora Studies. The fellowship is funded by the African Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth under the auspices of the Germany Excellence Strategy. It is designed to support early career scholars and/or junior faculty whose research interests are centered on or related to African Studies and the overarching agenda of Reconfiguring African Studies.
Fellows are typically accommodated in research sections within the Lagos ACC at the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS). The IADS is one of the fastest-growing academic research institutes in West Africa. The Institute engages in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and also addresses issues that concern Africa, Africans, and the Diaspora.
Each fellow will work under the supervision of an expert with relevant and related specialization. In addition, a successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the various research activities related to their project; publish, at least, one article in a highly reputable peer-reviewed journal within the fellowship period; participate in teaching activities of the IADS; and present a lecture in the IADS Monthly Lecture Series.
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The fellowship covers travel costs, accommodation, and a monthly stipend.
For those pondering their eligibility, here’s what’s required:
- A Ph.D. degree awarded post-July 2018.
- An academic background in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, or related arenas.
- Proficiency in English or French, or ideally both.
How to Apply?
Prospective fellows should collate the following:
- A digital version of their Ph.D. certification.
- A concise two-page summary of their Ph.D. thesis.
- A detailed three-page proposal outlining their postdoctoral research focus.
- Their updated Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- Two letters of recommendation.
Applications are to be submitted online. Applicants should forward their documents (in PDF) to email@example.com on or before 23. 59 WAT (midnight), August 31, 2023.
Applicants will be communicated via email.
All inquiries should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a deeper dive into the fellowship, it’s recommended to visit the official Lagos ACC Postdoctoral Fellowship webpage.
Embarking on this fellowship offers scholars a golden chance to elevate their research pursuits, leveraging the vast resources and expertise at the University of Lagos African Cluster Centre. Don’t miss out on this unparalleled academic adventure.
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