Visiting Research Fellowship at Wolfson College
The Smuts Memorial Fund also elects one Smuts Visiting Research Fellow a year, in association with a Visiting Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, to come to Cambridge to study for 9 months.
Fellowship holders are expected to live in Cambridge for the bulk of their tenure and accommodation is normally offered by Wolfson College.
Fellows are expected to advance Commonwealth Studies in Cambridge mainly by pursuing research, but also by taking part in seminars and similar activities within the University. Fellows will have access, by agreement, to the holdings of Faculty and Departmental libraries, to the libraries of the Centres of African Studies and South Asian Studies and to the University Library, which houses the extensive collection of materials relating to the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth, formerly housed in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in London.
Further Information and Application Process
Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies*, 2013-2014, in association with a Visiting Fellowship at Wolfson College
The Smuts Management Committee invites applications for a non-renewable Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, tenable for 9 months from 1 October 2013.
The successful applicant will be expected to pursue research in the field of Commonwealth Studies, including Commonwealth-related aspects of archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology.
Candidates should be members of staff of a University, or similar institution, outside of the UK. The person appointed will be expected to have obtained a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree or be working at post-doctoral level. The Managers will give preference to scholars with a distinguished research profile and who have active research interests in an area or areas of scholarship falling within the remit of the Smuts Fund. The Managers expect that the person appointed would be intending to come to Cambridge to work on a project that builds on existing research for which a period of residence in Cambridge is demonstrably appropriate, although they would not rule out the initiation of a new piece of work where there is a realistic expectation that it could be completed by the end of the tenure* of the Fellowship.
* Limit of tenure: 9 months
Contribution to expenses £40,119 p.a (pro rata)
Candidates should send an application consisting of a current CV, an outline of current and proposed research of not more than 2,000 words and two references to the Smuts Administrator. It would be preferred if this could be sent by email in either Word or PDF format to email@example.com
- Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship 2013-14 - application package
- Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship 2013-14 - additional information
Closing Date: November 15th 2012
Smuts Visiting Research Fellow 2012
The Research Fellowship for 2012 has been awarded to Professor Bruce Berman.
Visiting Research Fellows Since 2001
|2011/2012||M||Dr RS Vasudevan||History||India|
|2010/2011||M||Professor P Harries||History||Switzerland/South Africa|
|M||Dr M Ali Shah||Politics||India|
|2009/2010||M||Dr RN Singh||Archaeology||India|
|M||Dr B Sweetman||History/Oriental Studies||New Zealand/UK|
|2008/2009||F||Dr R Banerjee||English||India|
|2007/2008||F||Dr KS Amanor||Anthropology||Ghana|
|M||Dr B Atwood||History||New Zealand/Australia|
|2006/2007||M||Dr DM Menon||History||India|
|F||Professor C Oppong||Social Sciences||Ghana|
|2005/2006||M||Dr I Achebe||History||Nigeria|
|M||Dr BN Tiwari||History||India|
|2004/2005||M||Dr M Chanock||Law||Australia|
|F||Dr A K Segobye||Archaeology||Botswana|
|2003/2004||M||Dr RM Matheka||History||Kenya|
|M||Professor A Karnik||Economics & Politics||India|
|2002/2003||F||Dr S Alavi||History||India|
|M||Professor J Powell||Geography||Australia|
|2001/2002||M||Dr S.C. Vasciannie||Law||West Indies|
|M||Professor R. Datta||History||India|