Due Date: June 14, 2019

Applications are being accepted for the Structure Capability for Early Profession Liberal Arts Scholars in Africa 2019 Moneyed by The Andrew W. Mellon Structure, it is a three-year multinational program, which looks for to improve research study capability for early profession scholars in the liberal arts in Africa. The program will money the travel, real estate and other associated expenses of picked early profession liberal arts scholars from the 4 organizations to invest 4 to 6 months at one of the other partner organizations.

The objective of the job is to produce an area for scholars in the liberal arts to improve their research study program in their early profession years. The duration of stay (4 to 6 months) in the working together organization will enable targeted mentorship and assistance for the picked scholars by determined senior scholars who share their research study interests, while likewise supplying an opportunity for interaction and the sharing of research study concepts and approaches with peers.

The job is distinct in lots of aspects as, unlike some existing efforts, it looks for to produce opportunities for early profession scholars to have the chance of residency in an area of Africa besides their own or in an international north organization. Structure Capability for Early Profession Liberal Arts Scholars (BECHS-Africa) is a collaboration including 4 universities: University of Ghana, American University in Cairo, Stellenbosch University and Washington University in St. Louis, with University of Ghana as the lead Organization.


The Job offers a 4 to six-month accessory to any of the 4 working together organizations. Assistance makes up the following:

  • An economy return flight
  • Travel Insurance Coverage
  • Lodging
  • Office
  • A month-to-month stipend to cover transportation, meals, home entertainment and other incidentals
  • Access to library centers at the host university
  • Funds to arrange a research-focused workshop at the host University
  • Mentoring from senior professors at the host organization


Effective candidates are anticipated to:

  • Be in house at the host organization for 4 to 6 months
  • Participate in regional discussions, conferences and workshops arranged by the host organization that are of significance to the scholar’s research study
  • Participate in grant writing and publication workshops used by the host university
  • Arrange a workshop based upon her/his research study subject, through which the scholar will get in-depth feedback from leading academics in the field
  • Meet the research study and publication objectives set out in the initial application
  • Offer a last report
  • Acknowledge The Andrew W. Mellon Structure assistance in any subsequent publications and supply BECHS-Africa with all citations to publications arising from the residency.


To be qualified a candidate needs to:

  • Remain in a full-time long-term post in the liberal arts in any of the 4 working together organizations
  • Be an early profession scholar with a record of research study and scholastic publishing
  • Have a PhD that was acquired within the last 10 years (2009 or later on)
  • Have an academic record of publications commensurate with profession phase or years from degree

Collaborating Organizations

The organizations associated with BECHS-Africa have actually been picked to supply chances for fellows to perform their residency throughout 3 areas of Africa: western, southern and northern Africa, in addition to at one organization in the United States. The organizations are all extremely ranked in the Times Greater Educational Rankings of Universities, are active in research study in the liberal arts and social sciences and have actually shown high research study output.

The choice has actually likewise been notified by the accessibility of coaches and sufficient library centers to support a robust and vibrant scholastic environment. They are:

  • University of Ghana (lead organization)
  • American University in Cairo
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Washington University in Saint Louis


Qualified prospects need to finish the job application coversheet, which can be downloaded here The finished type needs to be signed, dated, backed and sent together with the following files, integrated into a single PDF. Complete applications need to be sent digitally by means of e-mail to [email protected]

  • A cover letter of not more than one-page in length. The letter must consist of a quick intellectual autobiography or description of the candidate’s scholastic profession, detailing the experiences that have actually formed his/her intellectual work.
  • A declaration of not more than one-page in length describing research study and publication prepare for the residency duration. Please specify, consisting of the number and kinds of publications anticipated.
  • An existing curriculum vitae
  • A couple of current composing samples (short articles or book chapters)

In addition, the candidate must schedule a comprehensive scholastic letter of recommendation from a senior coworker knowledgeable about her/his research study and profession trajectory to be sent individually to [email protected]

Total applications should be gotten by 1700 GMT on June 14,2019 Choice will be made by August 5,2019 Scholars need to be in house at their host organizations by January/February 2020.

For additional info, please call the agent at your organization:

  1. University of Ghana: Samuel Agyei-Mensah, [email protected]
  2. American University of Cairo: Syed Maswood, [email protected]
  3. Stellenbosch University: Anthony Leysens, [email protected]
  4. Washington University in Saint Louis: Jean Allman, [email protected]

For additional information, see Structure Capability for Early Profession Liberal Arts Scholars

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