Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South, on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South. The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South 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.
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. Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the Global South. Preference may be given to candidates from least or low-income countries but middle-income developing countries are not excluded if the need for support is justified. See: OECD List of ODA Recipients
The candidate must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a suitably experienced senior urban scholar at the candidate’s chosen research institution. Further particulars are available to download here. An application form can be downloaded here.
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. There is also a small budget available for the mentor to assist the Fellow to meet their intended research aims should this be appropriate.
Application forms are available here. Completed applications must be submitted electronically to USF Director of Operations, Joe Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than 27th April 2018.
The application must include: