International Fellowship from the Urban Studies Foundation

The Urban Studies Foundation, which runs the Urban Studies journal, has just announced their invitation of applications for their next round of International Fellowship awards. The deadline for electronically submitting complete applications is 6 March 2015.

It is said that the fellowship is for “urban scholars on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the global south”, and “covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the global north 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”. The fellowship period lasts between 3 and 9 months.

The eligibility description on the web site (see the URL below) says “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” and that “Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the global south”. However, Further Particulars provided by the Foundation describes the fellowship is for early to mid-career urban scholars, so those who fall in the ‘mid-career’ category may need to check with the Foundation before applying.

In terms of nationalities, they say :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”.

Full details here: http://www.urbanstudiesfoundation.org/funding-opportunities/

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