Cambridge Centre of African Studies (CAS) 50th Anniversary Bursaries

Cambridge Centre of African Studies (CAS) 50th Anniversary Bursaries

The ASAUK and the Centre of African Studies (CAS), Cambridge are pleased to announce a number of funding opportunities for African scholars and post-graduate students wishing to attend the ASAUK/CAS 50th Anniversary Conference in September 2016. Under the scheme a total of thirteen CAS 50th Anniversary Bursaries are available, generously funded by the Sackler Fund (Trinity College, Cambridge), the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre (MCSC), and the Smuts Memorial Fund (SMF). Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the following opportunities:

  • Two bursaries for junior scholars from Africa working in any research area (up to £1,000 each towards covering visa, flights, accommodation) (SF)
  • One bursary for an African academic working broadly in the area of technology transfer (up to £2,000 towards covering visa, flights, accommodation) (MCSC)
  • One bursary for an African post-graduate student working broadly in the area of technology transfer (up to £2,000 towards covering visa, flights, accommodation) (MCSC)
  • One bursary for an African academic working broadly in the area of food security or climate change (up to £2,000 towards covering visa, flights, accommodation) (MCSC)
  • One bursary for an African post-graduate student working broadly in the area of food security or climate change (up to £2,000 towards covering visa, flights, accommodation) (MCSC)
  • Two bursaries for keynote speakers from Africa to give lectures within prominent panel streams (up to £1,500 each towards covering visa, flights, accommodation) (SMF)
  • Five bursaries for African and British post-graduate students working in any research area (up to £400 each towards covering visa, travel, accommodation, conference fee) (SMF)

Applicants who meet these criteria are requested to email a cover letter, CV, and detailed budget to CASbursaries2016@gmail.com by January 30, 2016. Applicants should indicate clearly which bursary they are applying for. Applicants must be presenting papers to be eligible.

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