Cadbury Research Fellowship 2020 in the UK [Fully-funded]

Cadbury Research Fellowship 2020 in the UK [Fully-funded]

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Cadbury Research Fellowship 2020 in the UK [Fully-funded]. The full application details for the Cadbury Research Fellowship can be accessed below.

Cadbury Research Fellowship Programme

The University of Birmingham (also refer as Birmingham University) is a public research university which is located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is the first redbrick University of UK to succeed royal chart of the UK. The university succeeded royal chart in1900 which is after 75 years of its establishment. Additionally, n 2019, QS world university ranking ranks Birmingham University in 14th among UK universities and 79th in worldwide. Birmingham University is widely reputed for its world-class research. In addition to that, it is one of the founding members of Russell Group and Universitas21. Other than research, this University delivers high class and innovative studies in bachelor’s, masters and Ph.D. University offers more than 500 program courses under the faculties like Science, Engineering, Business, Health, Arts, Humanities, and so on.

The University of Birmingham invites applicants to apply for a fully-funded Cadbury Research Fellowship for the academic year 2020.  The Fellowship program is open to researchers coming from various disciplines and multi- and inter-disciplinary backgrounds and all types of sources on all African regions and historical periods. The Cadbury Program particularly encourages applications from researchers who work on a specific source or corpus of sources in an African language (including Arabic and other languages used in Africa) and who intend to carry out a critical semantic analysis of the meanings, interpretations, and uses of this material.


The Cadbury Research Fellowship program is a fully-funded opportunity for candidates to be a part of the University’s excellent library resources, discuss their work with academic staff and postgraduate students at DASA. In addition to that, the fellowship program covers all the accommodation and living costs for a period of four weeks including return air-fare.


  • Ph.D. completed within the last four years or close to completing one.
  • Scholars whose research would benefit from a residential fellowship of up to four weeks at the University of Birmingham.
  • Must demonstrate that their research is relevant to the theme in that the outlines of the program.
  • Applicants must be from African institutions.

Selection Criteria 

The selection committee will make the decision on the basis of their interest and originality with regards to the following questions

  • How can the meanings of what we call our sources to be accessed?
  • What problems arise in the process of interpreting?
  • How is the researcher positioned in relation to the authors of his/her sources, and the users and audiences of the knowledge s/he analyses and/or produces?
  • And how do researchers represent the phenomena they study – are their interpretations of new representations?
  • How are they related to the original meanings conveyed by the producers of their sources?

How to Apply

In order to express the interest, Applicants must send the application by email to Dr. Ceri Whatley on by 7 February 2020. In addition to the application, candidates must also attach the following documents

  • A research project description of 1500 words, describing: the research that candidate has already done; the specific aspect that the candidate seeks to develop during the fellowship; and how this relates to the theme of Language, Text, and Interpretation in African Studies.
  • A CV of no more than 3 pages including the names and contacts of two referees

The University of Birmingham requests candidates to mention the sources from which they heard about this opportunity.

Application Deadline: 07th February 2020.

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