Application Due Date: April 30 th 2019

The “Africa Numerous” Cluster of Quality at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) welcomes scholars operating in the field of African research studies to make an application for fellowships in the Bayreuth Aca- demy of Advanced African Research Studies (Bachelor’s Degree).

Moneyed through the Quality Technique of.
Germany’s federal and state federal governments because January 1, 2019, the goal.
of the cluster is to reconfigure African research studies at the conceptual and.
the structural levels. The cluster is developed as a transformative.
area for the organized research study of African and African diasporic methods of.
life, making it possible for brand-new types of inter- and trans- disciplinary cooperation.
The Bachelor’s Degree was established in 2012 as an area for engaged scholarship and dispute.
in the research study of Africa and is now part of the “Africa Numerous”.

In the scholastic year 2019-2020, the Bachelor’s Degree provides to twenty brief- and long-lasting fellowships. These are created to allow scholars of African research studies to pursue jobs of significance to the cluster’s theoretical and thematic program while immersed in a lively neighborhood of re- searchers originating from more than fifteen scholastic disciplines. Fellows will be in home for a duration varying from one to 6 months, throughout which they will perform their research study in an effectively handled environment with exceptional working conditions.


Scholars with a PhD and tested performance history in the research study of Africa are.
qualified to use. They might originate from Germany or abroad, and from any.
discipline in the liberal arts and the sci- ences. Africa-based scholars.
are motivated to use. The period of the fellowship might vary from.
one to 6 months in between October 2019 and July 2020; the accurate length.
and dates will be identified on the idea of the effective.
candidates. Throughout the fellow- ship duration, home at the University.
of Bayreuth is obligatory.


Fellows sign up with a worldwide group of junior and senior.
scholars– teachers, postdoctoral scientists, and doctoral.
trainees– associated to the Cluster of Quality to advance re- search.
and academic arguments in African research studies. Apart from pursuing their.
research study and taking part in casual exchanges with members of the cluster,.
fellow activities consist of:

  • taking part in cluster occasions while in home; these consist of routine Thursday afternoon lectures, workshops, and conversation groups;-LRB- **************).
  • providing a 45- minute talk based upon the fellow’s research study within the Bachelor’s Degree;-LRB- **************).
  • participating in periodic gatherings for fellows;-LRB- **************).
  • optional involvement in among the Bachelor’s Degree’s postdoctoral working groups;-LRB- **************).
  • optional offering of conversation sessions for doctoral trainees and potentially
  • adding to existing formats such as summer season schools.

Fellows will be offered office and access to the exceptional Africana.
library resources at the University of Bayreuth. In regards to.
compensation, fellowships consist of travel aids and regular monthly stipends.
For long-lasting fellows, the fellowship might can be found in kind of a grant to be.
utilized for a “mentor buyout” at the fellow’s house organization.

In addition, fellows are anticipated to work together with Bayreuth-based scholars, specifically by developing synergies with among the cluster’s 6 Research study Sections. The latter work as um- brellas for the cluster’s research study jobs and focus on specifics set of styles. The 6 areas are: (a) Moralities, (b) Knowledges, (c) Movements, (d) Arts & Aesthetic appeal, (e) Affilia- tions, and (f) Knowing. Fellows likewise have the chance to partner with others in research study groups for joint deal with typical research study interests, and are motivated to release outcomes of their operate in among the cluster’s outlets.


If you have an interest in.
using, please send out an e-mail to the contact address suggested listed below.
and demand the info set about the cluster’s theoretical and.
thematic program. All propositions need to show the prospect’s.
dedication to the cluster’s style and information the proposed contribution.
to among the cluster’s Research study Sections.
Applications require to consist of:

  • a cover letter.
    describing your inspiration to make an application for a Bachelor’s Degree fellowship and suggesting.
    the imagined period of the fellowship;-LRB- **************).

  • a short declaration.
    ( ca. 300-500 words) sketching the contribution you provide to make to.
    cluster’s program and research study areas (in theoretical, methodological,.
    or thematic terms; here you ought to discuss the name( s) of the.
    Bayreuth-based scholar( s) with whom you want to work together);-LRB- **************).

  • a summary (ca. 1,000 words) of the research study job you are proposing as a fellow;-LRB- **************).
  • your CV;-LRB- **************).
  • for a proposed fellowship period going beyond 2 months, 2 referral.
    letters (to be.
    sent out independently by the referees); among the letters might originate from a.
    Bayreuth-based scholar with whom you mean to work together within the.
    fellowship program.

Please send out all files by email as a single pdf file to the cluster’s Vice Dean of Re- search, Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber at the following address: [email protected]

The application due date is April 30, 2019
Referral letters ought to go to the very same e-mail address; they are due.
3 days later on and will not be accepted beyond May 3, 2019.

For more info and concerns, please call the planner of the Bachelor’s Degree, Robert Debusmann: [email protected]

To Find Out More:

See the Authorities Website of the Africa Numerous Cluster of Quality at the University of Bayreuth

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