Applications are invited to the USF’s International Fellowships for urban scholars from the Global South. Each award will cover the cost of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice, worldwide, for the purpose of writing-up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles and/or a book. The proposed work should be completed under the guidance of a chosen mentor in the candidate’s field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months, and eligible research may cover any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South.
Deadline: 20th June 2023.
Information about current and previous International Fellows can be found on the USF website.
Applicants must be early-to-mid career urban scholars with a PhD awarded within the preceding 10 years (by the submission deadline) 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, defined as any country on the present OECD list of ODA recipients (see terms).
The applicant must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a senior urban scholar at their chosen research institution. Eligible research institutions may be anywhere worldwide, and Fellowships based in Global South regions are equally encouraged. Further Particulars are available to download on the USF website and must be consulted before applying to the scheme. Frequently asked questions and guidelines for prospective mentors are also available.
The financial support attached to the fellowship will meet accommodation and subsistence needs while staying at the host university, return travel, and assistance towards some 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. Short-listed candidates may also apply for a small supplemental grant if they have extra-ordinary costs arising during the fellowship that result from either: (a) caring responsibilities for dependent persons (e.g. childcare), or (b) disability. Fellowships must begin no later than one year after the application deadline (i.e. by 20th June 2024). Candidates are normally expected to be notified of an outcome within eight-to-twelve weeks of the application deadline.