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Urban Studies Foundation International Fellowship in UK, 2018

The new International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South for the year 2018. Funding is available for a period ranging from 3-9 months.

The new International Fellowship for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South for the year 2018. Funding is available for a period ranging from 3-9 months.

The purpose of the fellowship is to expand theoretical and empirical understanding of the major social, economic, political and other problems associated with the rapid processes of urban growth in the Global South.

The main objective of the USF is to provide significant grant funding and support to individuals and institutions engaged in the advancement of groundbreaking postgraduate urban academic research and education. We achieve these aims primarily through our core grant-funding streams.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 27, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South.
  • Scholarship Award: The financial support attached to the fellowship will meet accommodation and subsistence needs while staying at the Host University, return (economy class) airfare, and assistance towards research 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.
  • Nationality: Applicants from OECD listed countries are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK
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Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Applicants from OECD listed countries are eligible to apply. 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.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

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. Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the Global South. 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. See: OECD List of ODA Recipients (2014-2017)

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The application must include:

  • An outline of the planned research, demonstrating its originality, rigour and value to the field of urban studies [1200 words max.]
  • A statement of the intended research outputs (e.g. articles [specify target journals], a monograph, etc.) [300 words max.]
  • Designation of the northern or southern institution where the fellowship will be pursued and reasons for its selection [300 words max.]
  • the name of the urban scholar at that institution willing to act as a mentor to the fellow during the fellowship, and a statement of how their expertise will support and facilitate the proposed research
  • the draft budget listing main cost items
  • A 3-page CV listing academic achievements and publications
  • A 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
  • A short CV from the mentor, preferably including any previous mentoring experience if applicable.
  • The names and contact details of two academic referees.
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