Deadline:

30 Abril 2020

Location:

 Worldwide

(Fully Funded)

Description

Urban Studies Foundation – USF International fellowships
Applications are invited to the USF International Fellowship scheme for urban scholars from 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 and/or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study.

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Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months, and the proposed research may comprise any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Economics
  • Management & Finance
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Society

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Between 3-9 months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The candidate must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a suitably experienced senior urban scholar at the candidate’s chosen research institution.
  • Fellowships should begin no later than 1 year after the application deadline (i.e. by 30th April 2021).
  • Candidates must complete the online application form no later than 30th April 2020 (by 23:59 GMT, UK time).

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The financial support attached to the fellowship will meet accommodation and subsistence needs while staying at the host university
  • return (economy class) air fare
  •  assistance towards research costs (including any enrolment fees and other resource 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.
  • Shortlisted candidates may also apply for a small amount of limited extra-ordinary care costs, for example to support any additional care costs for dependent person(s) incurred during the sabbatical.

How to Apply

First Step: Download the information file about the institution and the program here to see more information

Second Step: Complete the application form here

Note, you will need to prepare the following documents:

  • Applicant information including: contact details, recent education, recent academic roles, and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Both referees should be prepared to submit blind letters of recommendation to the Urban Studies Foundation upon request.
  • Fellowship proposal information including dates, mentorship and host institution arrangements.
  • A draft budget with main cost items.
  • A proposal that includes: an outline of the planned research (1200 words maximum), intended outputs (300 words maximum), designation of the host institution (300 words maximum), and a statement of how the candidate’s chosen mentor will support and facilitate the proposed research (300 words maximum).
  • Proof of applicant’s nationality and therefore eligibility for the award.
  • Applicant CV listing academic achievements and publications (3 pages maximum).
  • Short CV from the mentor which includes any previous mentoring experience (3 pages maximum).
  • Supporting letter from the prospective mentor stating their willingness to act as a mentor to the fellow, and indicating the suitability of the host institution for the proposed sabbatical study (2 pages maximum).

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hamed Salah/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Sama / Egypt
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