About the Organisation
Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen’s University in Ireland was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church.
The University was made up of three Queen’s Colleges – in Cork, Galway and Belfast. Although it was the first University in the north of Ireland, Queen’s drew on a tradition of learning which goes back to 1810 and the foundation of the Belfast Academical Institution.
About the Fellowship
The Charles Wallace Fellowships are funded by the Charles Wallace India Trust and administered in India by the British Council. They are intended for Indian academic or professional social anthropologists or sociologists in their 30s or early 40s who would benefit from a period of study in a British university whilst contributing to the life and work of the host institution.
The Fellowship at Queen’s University is tenable for three months (from either 1 February to 30 April or 1 April to 30 June 2019 by agreement). As well as pursuing their own studies, using the facilities available at Queen’s University, the Fellow may be asked to participate in seminars or give a few lectures. They may also pay short visits to other UK universities. The Fellow will be expected to submit a short report on their activities to the Trustees towards the end of their visit.
Which Stream of Education
Applicants whose research interests fall within the following areas: ethnic conflict, international borders, environmental anthropology, anthropology of performance, anthropology of art, human rights, emotions, and medical anthropology.
The selection is made by Anthropology in consultation with the Trustees’ representative in London who will write to the successful applicant confirming the terms of the Fellowship. This letter can then be used by the Fellow as official support for a visa application. Otherwise, most correspondence takes place between the applicants/Fellow and the Anthropology office.
Amount of Fellowship
The total value of the Fellowship is approximately £5000(Rs. 4.5 lakhs) (£4000 contributed by the Charles Wallace Trust and £1000 by Queen’s University Belfast) which will cover national and international travel and a monthly stipend of about £1200. The latter is held by Anthropology on behalf of the Fellow. The Queen’s University of Belfast will assist with finding residential accommodation and will provide office space and computer facilities.
How to Apply
There is no application form. Applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a letter of application indicating how they would spend the time at Queen’s University. Two samples of published work must also be submitted (but no more than two, please). Applications should be sent to:
The School Office,
School of History, Anthropology, Philsopogy and Politics,
Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK.
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9097 5028
or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for 2018-2019 should reach Anthropology by 15 September 2018.
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9097 5028
For further details, please visit the official website by clicking here.
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