ASCL 2025 Visiting Fellowship Programme

ASCL 2025 Visiting Fellowship Programme

ASCL 2025 Visiting Fellowship Programme

Applications are now been accepted  from suitably qualified applicants for African Studies Centre Leiden 2025 Visiting Fellowship Programme available to PhD degree holder who are actively pursuing an academic/research career.

The ASCL has an active visiting fellowship programme. Selected fellows will be able to make use of the excellent library,  collaborate and network with colleagues, and participate in the regular seminars.

The African Studies Centre Leiden is one of the top institution in the field of African studies, contributing to both academic knowledge and practical insights into the diverse and complex realities of the African continent.

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Fellowship Summary:

Fellowship Sponsor(s): African Studies Centre Leiden

Host Institution(s): Universiteit Leiden – Netherland

Funding Amount: Funded

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: PhD degree

Nationality: International Students

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the ASCL Visiting Fellowship Programme:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree, by the time of applying;
  • Have conducted research, as part of the PhD and/or in later projects; with a focus on Africa;
  • Be actively pursuing an academic/research career;
  • 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,

  • 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
  • Emphasis will be placed on the quality and feasibility of intended work and outputs from the fellowship (labelled “research proposal” in the application form).

Benefits for the ASCL Visiting Fellowship Programme:

  • A return ticket (economy class).
  • Coverage of living costs (fixed amount).
  • Accommodation in Leiden: a fellow is provided with his/her own single bed/sitting room. Kitchen and bathroom are to be shared with a maximum of two other fellows (male/female). The rooms are on the first floor, with the landlord and landlady living on the ground floor. If the offered accommodation is unacceptable for the fellow (for instance fellow who wish to travel with a partner, or child) he/she is expected to look for alternative accommodation him/herself in Leiden or its vicinity. Alternative accommodation will not be paid for by the fellowship/institute. The institute cannot assist the fellow in their search for alternative accommodation.
  • A medical/liability insurance (please note that this insurance does not cover the cost of treatment of a pre-existing medical condition).
  • The use of (shared) office facilities and of library facilities.

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Application Procedures for the ASCL Visiting Fellowship Programme (How to Apply):

Qualified and interested applicants for Visiting Research Fellowship are expected to submit application form online (Word document).

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Application Deadline: Not Stated

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