The application period for the 2016-17 Fellowship has now closed
The Smuts Memorial Fund elects one Smuts Visiting Research Fellow a year, in association with Wolfson College, to come to Cambridge to carry out research for 9 months.
Fellowship holders are expected to live in Cambridge for the bulk of their tenure and accommodation is normally offered by Wolfson College.
Fellows are expected to advance Commonwealth Studies in Cambridge mainly by pursuing research, but also by taking part in seminars and similar activities within the University. Fellows will have access, by agreement, to the holdings of Faculty and Departmental libraries, to the libraries of the Centres of African Studies and South Asian Studies and to the University Library, which houses the extensive collection of materials relating to the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth, formerly housed in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library in London.
Further Information and Application Process
Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, 2016-17, in association with a Visiting Fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Limit of tenure: 9 months
Contribution to expenses: £38,511-£48,743 (pro rata) plus additional £6000 for travel and related costs.
The Smuts Management Committee invites applications for a non-renewable Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, tenable for 9 months commencing 1st October 2016.
The successful applicant will be expected to pursue research in the field of Commonwealth Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to pursue research in the field of Commonwealth Studies, including Commonwealth related aspects of archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology. The Fellow is expected to advance Commonwealth Studies in Cambridge principally by pursuing research, as well as by taking part in seminars and equivalent activities within the University.
The Managers expect that the person appointed would be intending to come to Cambridge to work on a project that builds on existing research for which a period of residence in Cambridge is demonstrably appropriate, although they would not rule out a new piece of work that is expected to be completed by the end of the 9 month tenure of the Fellowship.
Candidates should be members of staff of a University, or similar institution, outside of the UK. The person appointed will be expected to have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) or be working at post-doctoral level with established or emerging international reuptations.
Please do not apply without consulting the Further Particulars. The closing date for applications is the 20th November 2015. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of February 2016.
Further Particulars:Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship 2016-17 - further particulars
Smuts Visiting Research Fellow 2015
The Research Fellowship for 2015/16 has been awarded to Dr Matthew Hopper
Visiting Research Fellows Since 2001
|2014/2015||M||Dr Ramnarayan Rawat||History||India|
|2013/2014||M||Dr H Kumarasingham||South Asian Studies/Politics||New Zealand|
|2012/2013||M||Professor B Berman||African Studies||Canada|
|2011/2012||M||Dr RS Vasudevan||History||India|
|2010/2011||M||Professor P Harries||History||Switzerland/South Africa|
|M||Dr M Ali Shah||Politics||India|
|2009/2010||M||Dr RN Singh||Archaeology||India|
|M||Dr B Sweetman||History/Oriental Studies||New Zealand/UK|
|2008/2009||F||Dr R Banerjee||English||India|
|2007/2008||F||Dr KS Amanor||Anthropology||Ghana|
|M||Dr B Atwood||History||New Zealand/Australia|
|2006/2007||M||Dr DM Menon||History||India|
|F||Professor C Oppong||Social Sciences||Ghana|
|M||Dr BN Tiwari||History||India|
|2005/2006||M||Dr I Achebe||History||Nigeria|
|M||Dr Patricia Hayes||History||Zimbabwe/South Africa|
|2004/2005||M||Dr M Chanock||Law||Australia|
|F||Dr A K Segobye||Archaeology||Botswana|
|2003/2004||M||Dr RM Matheka||History||Kenya|
|M||Professor A Karnik||Economics and Politics||India|
|2002/2003||F||Dr S Alavi||History||India|
|M||Professor J Powell||Geography||Australia|
|2001/2002||M||Dr S.C. Vasciannie||Law||West Indies|
|M||Professor R. Datta||History||India|