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Mary Kingsley Zochonis lecturer
ASAUK seeks nominations for the Mary Kingsley Zochonis lecturer. The Mary Kingsley Zochonis lecture will be delivered at an ASAUK event in the autumn of 2015. The lectureship award's purpose is to encourage and support a young African scholar at an African university. The candidate should be at the beginning of their career in an African institution, and the content of the lecture should be non-scientific, non-technical and on an African subject. Zimbabwean, Ugandan, South African, Ethiopian, Nigerian, Kenyan and Sierra Leonean academics have delivered a diverse series of lectures in recent years.

The allowances include an economy return air fare to London, a prize of £500, accommodation and food expenses up to £500 and additionally, up to £250 for travel expenses to allow the lecturer to travel to other centres of African studies in the UK.

The proposed lecturer should be nominated by an academic colleague; no self-nominations please.

The nomination should include a concise statement of support from the academic nominator, a brief CV and a title and short statement on the topic of the proposed lecture.

Please send nominations by 5 December 2014 to Nici Nelson: ana01nn@gold.ac.uk


Visiting Research Fellowships 2015-16
The Centre of African Studies invites applications for two Visiting Research Fellowships from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge. Preference will be given to early- to mid-career candidates with a distinguished research profile. They are expected to be permanent residents in Africa. The appointments will take place from 1 October 2015 – 31 March 2016 and are non-renewable. Each award is worth up to £14,000; out of which travel, college accommodation, maintenance costs and medical insurance will be paid by the Centre on behalf of the fellow.

The closing date for applications is 09 January 2015

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