USF International Fellowships

*Applications due by: 30th April 2020*

Applications are invited to the *USF International Fellowship*
scheme for urban scholars from the Global South. The Fellowship covers the
costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in
the Global North or South *for the purpose of writing-up the candidate’s
existing research findings* in the form of publishable articles and/or a
book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding
is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months.

Applicants must be early-to-mid career urban scholars with a *PhD obtained
within the preceding 10 years* (by the submission deadline) who currently
work in a university or other research institution within the Global South.
Candidates *must also be nationals of a country in the Global South*,
defined as any country on the present OECD list of ODA recipients

The candidate must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a suitably
experienced senior urban scholar at the candidate’s chosen research
institution. Further Particulars are available to download here

The financial support attached to the fellowship will meet accommodation
and subsistence needs while staying at the host university, return (economy
class) air fare, and assistance towards research costs (including any
enrolment fees and other resource costs). There is also a small budget
available for the mentor to assist the Fellow to meet their intended
research aims should this be appropriate. Short-listed candidates may also
apply for a small amount of limited extra-ordinary care costs, for example
to support any additional care for dependent person(s) incurred during the
sabbatical. Fellowships should begin no later than 1 year after the
application deadline (i.e. by 30th April 2021). Applicants are expected to
be notified of an outcome normally within four weeks of the application

Candidates must complete the online application form
later than *30th April 2020 (by 23:59 GMT, UK time)*. The application must

      - Applicant information including: contact details, recent education,
      recent academic roles, and the names and contact details of two academic
      referees. Both referees should be prepared to submit blind letters of
      recommendation to the Urban Studies Foundation upon request.
      - Fellowship proposal information including dates, mentorship and
      host institution arrangements.
      - A draft budget with main cost items.
      - A proposal that includes: an outline of the planned research (1200
      words maximum), intended outputs (300 words maximum), designation of the
      host institution (300 words maximum), and a statement of how the
      candidate’s chosen mentor will support and facilitate the
proposed research
      (300 words maximum).
      - Proof of applicant’s nationality and therefore eligibility for the
      - Applicant CV listing academic achievements and publications (3
      pages maximum).
      - Short CV from the mentor which includes any previous mentoring
      experience (3 pages maximum).
      - Supporting letter from the prospective mentor stating their
      willingness to act as a mentor to the fellow, and indicating the
      suitability of the host institution for the proposed sabbatical study (2
      pages maximum).

All candidates should consult the Urban Studies Foundation website
Further Particulars documentation before applying to the scheme.

Candidates wishing to discuss their application informally, or with
questions regarding the online application process, should contact the USF
Director of Operations, Joe Shaw:


All awards are fully funded by the *Urban Studies Foundation*
 a Scottish charity founded in 2008 to
provide grant funding for innovative research projects that advance the
frontiers of urban knowledge. Please follow *@USForg
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