Fully Funded University of Cambridge 2023 Visiting Fellowships for Scholars from the Global South

Written by David on June 9, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Humanities, Social Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

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    Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT +44 1223 766886 [email protected]

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge is launching a brand new program that will provide researchers from the Global South with the opportunity to participate in supported Visiting Fellowships. These Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for academics working at higher education institutions in countries located in the Global South to engage in intellectual dialogue with other researchers based at CRASSH and in other parts of the University of Cambridge, as well as to gain benefits from access to the University’s collections and other resources. It is hoped that these visits would pave the way for future collaborations and exchanges between the two organizations.

Themed call for applications: Ecologies in Place

The Consortium for the Global South at Cambridge will work along with the CRASSH for the 2024 event. Academics whose work is tied in some way to the topic of Ecologies in Place, which is one of the research streams being conducted by the Consortium, are encouraged to submit an application. It is important for applicants to remember, however, that their studies can concentrate on any ‘place,’ not just a location that is considered to be part of the Global South.


About the Scholarship Provider:

One of the top five universities in the world, Cambridge University is the second-oldest university in the world. The University is a member of the League of European Research Universities, the International Alliance of Research Universities, and the prestigious Russell Group of research-focused British universities. It is also part of the “Golden Triangle,” a grouping of three prestigious academic institutions in the same general area. In total, 89 Nobel laureates have come out of Cambridge University; Trinity College alone is responsible for more Nobel laureates than the entire country of France. The University of Cambridge is the third greatest landowner in England, after the Crown and the Church. Because it is a collegiate institution, Cambridge is unlike any other university in that it does not have a single campus but rather a collection of 31 separate, but affiliated, colleges. Despite being a part of Cambridge, each college operates largely independently.

They are in charge of selecting students for admission, supervising undergraduate teaching, and making domestic arrangements for themselves and their colleagues. It is crucial to pick the right school, not simply to guarantee admission but also to guarantee that the degree will be worthwhile. The college is the primary point of contact for students and offers numerous orientation programs. Student societies and alumni groups that are entirely student-run also provide support by throwing events in September designed to help new students adjust to campus life. In order to help new international students get acquainted with the campus and one other, the International Student Team organizes an orientation event at the beginning of each academic year. The iCSU also serves as a voice for international students at Cambridge. Social events are arranged all through the year to help new international students feel at home in their new city. The 1,300 international students at Cambridge University now come from 65 different countries.


Each university’s housing options are highly diverse and unique. Most colleges in Cambridge also own houses and flats, so they may house first-year students for the full three years. The Accommodation Service can also help you find a room in a local private rental. Cambridge, a major town in Cambridgeshire located about 80 kilometers north of London, is a popular tourist destination. The university campus has been an integral part of the community for over 800 years, and its structures can be seen from just about anywhere in town. Because of the compact nature of the city, most Cambridge colleges and departments are located within walking distance of one another. Cambridge is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, and buses connect the two locations. There is a great deal of autonomy for the 31 colleges within the institution.

Each institution of higher education is free to enroll whichever students they see fit and to hire whoever they see fit as “senior members,” or professors. Cambridge is served by four main airports—Stansted, Luton, Heathrow, and Gatwick. There are direct trains from London that take around an hour to get to Cambridge, and there are also National Express coach links from all four airports. The core operations of Cambridge University are split between the central administration and the various colleges that make up the university. Each division at Cambridge is responsible for its own research and for giving its own lectures to the student body as a whole. University colleges are responsible for the general well-being and domestic management of all students and some university staff. Most undergraduates receive their first taste of small-group instruction in the form of “tutorial supervisions” in a college setting.


Cambridge has a rich history, and its renowned colleges and university buildings are visited by people from all over the world. However, there are many fascinating artifacts from past and contemporary intellectual pursuits at the University that can be found in the museums and collections. Cambridge University Press, affiliated with the university, is the oldest and second-largest university press in the world. It has 31 colleges and over 150 different departments, faculties, schools, and other institutions under its umbrella, employing a total of around 11,000. The University is part of a global network that attracts top minds from all around the world. There are more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students at the university right now, with another 9,000 coming from over 140 different countries across the world as foreign students. About a quarter of the undergraduates and half of the graduate students are international.


SeNSS is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC, and they will be offering a handful of fully-funded ESRC doctoral studentships beginning in September 2023. SeNSS is one of the only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University of Cambridge

Scholarship Country:  United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Study Level:  Fellowship

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • a one-way ticket on an economy flight, a private room with an attached bathroom in Wolfson College, a stipend to assist with additional day-to-day costs, a desk space and access to a computer at CRASSH, full access to the University’s libraries and other collections, as well as events and seminars organized by CRASSH or other institutions within the University.


The Gustafsson & Skrondal Visiting Scholarship is administered by the University of Oslo’s Centre for Educational Measurement (CEMO). As part of the visiting scholar program, CEMO and the University of Oslo host a number of young researchers from Norway and elsewhere each year.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

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  • Scholars conducting research on any subject relevant to the overarching themes of sustainability, human-environment interactions, resource management, and the differential impacts of climate change are encouraged to submit an application. It is expected that applicants will be working predominantly within the arts, humanities, or social sciences; however, interdisciplinary approaches that involve collaboration with the sciences or engineering are also extremely welcome. Each year, up to three individuals from various nations located in the Southern Hemisphere will be chosen to serve as Visiting Fellows. More information on eligibility can be found by clicking the more information link located on this page
  • The Director of CRASSH, along with other members of the academic staff at the University of Cambridge who have experience in a variety of academic fields and various countries of the Global South, will make up the Selection Panel.
  • Applicants who have gotten their PhD from a school in the Global South and have spent the most of their academic career working at schools in that region may be given preference.
  • Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (which must include a list of publications) in addition to filling out an application form, which will include the questions that are presented further down in this article.
  • There will be no requests made for references; however, applicants will be required to submit a letter of support from their Head of Department (or equivalent), confirming that leave of absence will be given by their institution for the entirety of the Fellowship. References will not be sought.

Required Forms and Documents for the Application

  • Kindly submit your application in the English language by completing this form. Additionally, you should upload:
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae, which should include a list of your publications.
  • A letter of support from your Head of Department (or equivalent), stating that leave of absence will be granted by your institution for the entirety of the duration of the Fellowship.
  • This application does not require any references to be submitted.
  • In addition to this, please upload the three outlines listed below:
  • Why do you want to submit an application to be considered for this Visiting Fellowship? In what ways could you benefit from spending some time at the Cambridge Research Area in Social and Cultural History (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge? (max. 500 words)
  • What kind of research are you planning to carry out while you’re at Cambridge? Please provide a summary of your ongoing project and describe which part(s) of it you want to work on during your time as a recipient of the Visiting Fellowship. (max. 1000 words)
  • You, along with the other Visiting Fellows who are selected for this program, will be requested to collaborate on the planning of an event that will take place during the academic term that you are in Cambridge and at which you will have the opportunity to present your own research as well as that of others. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for the format and topic of an event like this. (max. 400 words)



The  University of Cambridge 2023 Visiting Fellowships for Scholars from the Global South is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

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  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application, please visit the University of Cambridge’s website at www.crassh.cam.ac.uk.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the University of Cambridge 2023 Visiting Fellowships for Scholars from the Global South is  June 20, 2023.

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