13th Cadbury Fellowship Scheme 2016: Bodies of Text: Learning to be Muslim in West Africa


The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham invites applications for the 2016 Cadbury Fellowship Scheme, which focuses on ‘Bodies of Text: Learning to be Muslim in West Africa’.

Three or more visiting fellows from Africa will be appointed to participate in a ten-week schedule of seminars, discussion groups, and other activities. One aim of the scheme is to assist new scholars to develop a research paper and bring it to publication, and the programme will culminate in an international conference to be held at the University of Birmingham on 30 June and 1 July 2016 at which the visiting fellows will present their papers alongside an international cast of both established and younger participants.


Fellowships will cover return air-fare, and accommodation and living costs for a period of ten weeks. If you would like to be considered for the 2016 scheme, please: send your application by email to ALL THREE recipients:

Dr PF de Moraes Farias (paulofarias@blueyonder.co.uk)

Dr Insa Nolte (i.nolte@bham.ac.uk)

Dr David Kerr (d.kerr@bham.ac.uk)

In your email, please let us know how you learned about this programme and confirm that you can get away for ten weeks from 2 May to 8 July 2016. Attached to your email should be two documents:

A research project description in English of not more than 1,000 words on the theme, showing what research you have already done and what you would work on during the fellowship.

A short CV (not more than 3 pages) and the names of two referees.

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