Cadbury Fellowship 2015 – University of Birmingham, UK

Cadbury Fellowship 2015 – University of Birmingham, UK

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham invites applications for the 2015 Cadbury Fellowship Scheme, which will focus on research on money. Three 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 interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Birmingham on 21-22 May 2015 at which the visiting fellows will present their papers alongside an international cast of both established and younger participants. Fellowships will cover return air-fare, accommodation and living costs for a period of up to ten weeks.


The fellowship is open to 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. They should have a PhD or be close to completing one. It is intended that the Fellows will have time to use the University’s excellent library resources, discuss their work with academic staff and research students at DASA, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department by participating in academic and cultural events here.

How to apply

Fellowships will cover return air-fare, and accommodation and living costs for a period of ten weeks. If you would like to be considered for the 2015 scheme, please:

  • Let us know how you learned about this programme.
  • Ensure that you can get away for ten weeks from mid-March to late-May 2015.
  • Send a research project description in English of not more than 1,000 words on the theme, showing what research you have already done and what you would work on during the fellowship.
  • Send a short c.v. (not more than 3 pages) and the names of two referees.

Applications can be sent by e-mail to Elisa Tuijnder at [email protected], or by airmail to Dr Maxim Bolt, Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.

For more information, visit the Cadbury Fellowship.