Due Date: December 7, 2018

The Leiden African Research Studies Assembly (LeidenASA) welcomes applications for a three-month (90 days) checking out fellowship at Leiden University (African Researches Centre) from April approximately and consisting of June 2019.

The ASC Leiden hosts checking out research study fellows in the structure of the Leiden African Researches Assembly (Leiden ASA), a network for cooperation in between Leiden based Africanists. Checking out research study fellows utilize their time in Leiden for information analysis and/or writing, typically on a joint job with several ASCL team member and with Africanists at other institutes or professors of Leiden University.

A going to research study fellowship is for an optimum of 90 days. Apart from the routine checking out research study fellowship program, the ASCL likewise provides a joint fellowship program with the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Research Studies).


A research study fellowship consists of:

  • A return ticket (economy class).
  • A day-to-day stipend to cover living costs.
  • Lodging in Leiden: a fellow is offered with his/her own bed/sitting space (appropriate for someone just). Bathroom and kitchen are to be shown an optimum of 2 other fellows (male/female). If the used lodging is unaccaptable for the fellow he/she is asked for to try to find alternative lodging him/herself. Alternative lodging will not be spent for by the fellowship.
  • A medical/liability insurance coverage (please note that this insurance coverage does not cover the expense of treatment of a pre-existing medical condition).
  • Making use of (shared) workplace centers and of library centers.

Research study fellows are divided over 3 durations of 3 months each: January-February-March, April-May-June, September-October-November.


Applications from all scholastic disciplines are welcome. An application should consist of a component of cooperation with a scientist of the African Research Studies Centre Leiden and a scientist of another faculty/department of Leiden University. The output of that cooperation can be a joint workshop or workshop, a joint research study proposition, or a joint publication.

In order to be qualified for a LeidenASA 90- day Checking out Research study Fellowship, the candidate needs to satisfy all of the following requirements.
She or he should:

  • Hold a PhD degree, by the time of using;-LRB- *************).
  • Have actually performed research study, as part of the PhD and/or in later tasks; with a concentrate on Africa;-LRB- *************).
  • Be actively pursuing an academic/research profession;-LRB- *************).
  • Have actually released books, book chapters and/or journal posts recently that satisfy worldwide requirements;-LRB- *************).
  • Propose a research study job for the fellowship that is most likely to add to interfaculty cooperation at Leiden University; as displayed in declarations of cooperation (confined with the application) from one African Research studies Centre Leiden scholar and (a minimum of) another Leiden University scholar;-LRB- *************).
  • In accordance with visa guidelines, be prepared to go back to the nation of which he/she is a person and/or a present homeowner upon conclusion of the fellowship.

In the evaluation of applications that satisfy these requirements,

  1. Choice will be offered to candidates based in Africa. ‘Africa’ here describes the member states of the African Union. ‘Based in’ Africa is comprehended to indicate having actually resided in Africa throughout a minimum of 2 of the last 4 years; and
  2. Focus will be put on the quality, planned outputs and expediency of the research study job proposed for the fellowship.


Please finish application listed below and send it, together with all needed extra files, to: [email protected] Insufficient applications will not be evaluated.

Applications should be sent in English or French. Nevertheless, Checking out Research study Fellows might pursue their research study in any language( s) of their option, in contract with their ASCL/Leiden University equivalents.

For Francophone candidates, please be notified that French is not frequently spoken in the Netherlands.

Download the application

For additional information, go to LeidenASA

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