Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowships – University of Edinburgh

Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowships – University of Edinburgh

The Charles Wallace India Trust proposes to award a three-month Visiting Fellowship to be held simultaneously in the Centre for South Asian Studies Scotland and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities was established to promote interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh. It aims to promote collegial dialogue and to further collaborative research by maintaining a number of Fellowship schemes, by conducting regular programs of Seminars (to which the Fellow will contribute). Interactions with the local research community may be structured through various programmes.

The subject area: Contemporary History – which covers a broad field including political activism, journalism, historiography, historical anthropology and research addressing cultural, political, social and economic change in South Asia in recent decades. This is a research appointment and whilst in Edinburgh the candidates are expected to undertake a combination of writing and research on their chosen topic.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Indian citizens, residing and pursuing their academic careers in India. The age limit is up to 45 – i.e. younger to middle level scholars, not to those who are already well established.

Value: The Fellowship provides a grant for living expenses in the UK which is currently at the monthly rate of £1300, and a contribution of £500 towards the cost of fares, payable on arrival in the UK. The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities will provide office faciltiies and arrange accommodation for the duration of the Fellow’s period of residence.

How to apply: Applications, preferably by e-mail to south.asian@ed.ac.uk, should include a summary of their academic career (curriculum vitae), TWO references from individuals familiar with their work, and a proposal outlining their interests, and the writing or research that they propose to undertake whilst resident in Edinburgh, including an explanation of why Edinburgh in particular is an appropriate venue for them to pursue this research (eg. listing possible collaborators and relevant library and archival resources). References can be sent separately, preferably by e-mail to: south.asian@ed.ac.uk

When to apply: The closing date for applications is the end of APRIL so that the candidate can be in residence as early as possible in the following academic year (the academic year runs from September until May only).

Further information: can be had from the website:

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