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ASC Leiden Visiting Fellowship Programme for African Researchers



Application Deadline: 25th August 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the LeidenASA Visiting Fellowship for African Researchers (Fully-funded to the Netherlands). Interested students should see the details below.

ASC Leiden Visiting Fellowship Programme for African Researchers

Leiden ASA Visiting Fellowship Details and FAQs

The ASC Leiden hosts visiting research fellows in the framework of the Leiden African Studies Assembly (Leiden ASA), a network for cooperation between Leiden based Africanists. Visiting research fellows use their time in Leiden for data analysis and/or writing, often on a joint project with one or more ASCL staff members and with Africanists at other institutes or faculties of Leiden University. A visiting research fellowship is for a maximum of 90 days. Apart from the regular visiting research fellowship programme, the ASCL also offers a joint fellowship programme with the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies).

The Leiden African Studies Assembly calls for applications for a three-month (90 days) visiting fellowship at Leiden University (African Studies Centre) from January up to and including March 2019.

When is the application deadline?

25th August 2018

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

African countries

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

The Netherlands

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

In order to be eligible for a LeidenASA 90-days Visiting Research Fellowship, the applicant has to fulfil all of the following criteria. He or she must:

  • Hold a PhD degree, by the time of applying;
  • Have conducted research, as part of the PhD and/or in later projects; with a focus on Africa;
  • Be actively pursuing an academic/research career;
  • Have published books, book chapters and/or journal articles in recent years that meet international standards;
  • Propose a research project for the fellowship that is likely to contribute to interfaculty collaboration at Leiden University; as shown in statements of collaboration (enclosed with the application) from one African Studies Centre Leiden scholar and (at least) one other Leiden University scholar.
  • In accordance with visa regulations, be ready to return to the country of which he/she is a citizen and/or a current resident upon completion of the fellowship.

In the assessment of applications that meet these requirements,

  • Preference will be given to applicants based in Africa. ‘Africa’ here refers to the member states of the African Union. ‘Based in’ Africa is understood to have lived in Africa during at least two of the last four years; and
  • Emphasis will be placed on the quality, intended outputs and feasibility of the research project proposed for the fellowship.

What are the benefits of the award?

A fellowship includes

  • A return ticket (economy class).
  • A daily stipend to cover living expenses.
  • Single accommodation in Leiden with shared facilities.
  • The use of (shared) office facilities and of library facilities.

What is the duration of the programme?

January-March 2019

How to Apply for the ASC Leiden Visiting Fellowship Programme

Please complete application form below and send it, together with all required additional documents, to: LeidenASA@asc.leidenuniv.nl

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications must be submitted in English or French.
However, Visiting Research Fellows may pursue their research in any language(s) of their choice, in agreement with their ASCL/Leiden University counterparts.

The application form can be found here.

Programme Webpage


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