4 August 2019.



(Fully Funded)


 African Studies Centre Leiden- Visiting Fellowship Programme

The African Studies Centre Leiden calls for applications for a three-month (90 days) visiting fellowship from January up to and including March 2020. Applications from all academic disciplines are welcome.

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Applications from all academic disciplines are welcome. An application must include an element of collaboration with a researcher of the African Studies Centre Leiden and a researcher of another faculty/department of Leiden University. The output of that collaboration can be a joint seminar or workshop, a joint research proposal, or a joint publication. Research fellows are divided over three periods of three months each: January-February-March, April-May-June, September-October-November.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • All academic disciplines

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three months

  • The Fellowship will be for 90 days from January-February-March 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The applicant must hold a PhD degree, by the time of applying;
  • The applicant must have conducted research, as part of the PhD and/or in later projects; with a focus on Africa.
  • The applicant must be actively pursuing an academic/research career.
  • The applicant must have published books, book chapters and/or journal articles in recent years that meet international standards.
  • In accordance with visa regulations, be ready to return to the country of which he/she is a citizen and/or a current resident upon completion of the fellowship.

In the assessment of applications that meet these requirements,

  1. Preference will be given to applicants based in Africa. ‘Africa’ here refers to the member states of the African Union. ‘Based in’ Africa is understood to mean having lived in Africa during at least two of the last four years; and
  2. Emphasis will be placed on the quality, intended outputs and feasibility of the research project proposed for the fellowship.

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Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • A return ticket (economy class).
  • A daily stipend to cover living expenses.
  • Accommodation in Leiden
  • The use of (shared) office facilities and library facilities.

How to Apply

First Step:  Please complete the application form below and send it, together with all required additional documents, to

Note: Applications must be submitted in English or French.

Second Step:  They must insert the following documents:

  • your updated list of publications.
  • a digital copy of two international publications, preferably journals articles.
  • two recent letters of recommendation; and a statement from an ASCL researcher stating his/her willingness to collaborate with you.

Note: Please send the complete application in one email.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Esraa Bdawi/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt
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