Asia Research Institute

Charles Wallace Trust Nottingham Fellowship for Pakistan, 2020-2021

Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone this Fellowship in the academic year 2020/21. We will re-advertise at a later stage for academic year 2021/22.

The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellowship at Nottingham University is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. The deadline for application submission is Monday 31st August, 2020.

Download the application form (Word)

The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust will sponsor a mid-career academic or practitioner from Pakistan on an attachment to the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute, for a period of up to three months, commencing in September 2020.  A ‘practitioner’ includes professionals from the public and private sectors, including NGOs, journalists, economists, public servants and business managers, as well as university faculty members at post-doctoral level.

The beneficiary of this award will undertake a programme of research at Nottingham, mentored by an academic member of staff.  This can either be a piece of independent research, or, if appropriate, one that is undertaken collaboratively with a member of staff. In addition, visitors are expected to contribute actively to the research environment of the Institute through a presentation at the seminar series, attendance at seminar or workshop activities, contributions to the Institute’s online journal, Asia Dialogue, and discussions with PhD students as appropriate.

Applications are particularly welcomed from applicants wanting to work on issues surrounding development, gender and development or gender and politics in Pakistan, but the research topic does not have to be confined to these areas. Applicants must identify a named academic with whom they would like to work during their stay.

The Fellowship will provide a return economy airfare from Pakistan and a monthly stipend of £1,500 to cover costs in Nottingham. No bench fee is required. Applicants must be Pakistani nationals living in Pakistan at the time of the application.

The deadline for the 2020-2021 round is Monday 31st August, 2020.  The application form and a two page CV should be emailed to Saul Crombie by 5pm GMT. Two letters of recommendation should also be submitted with the application. For academic applicants, a sample of academic writing should also be included eg a journal article. The submission of your application is online only via email.

Skype interviews of short-listed candidates will be required. Queries about this position can be directed to Dr Carole Spary, Acting Director of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute.


Update: Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute and the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust has decided to extend the date of application to 31st August 2020, from the original submission date of 1st May 2020.

The applications received during this time will be up for consideration unless we are notified otherwise by the applicant. We expect to conduct the interviews of the shortlisted candidates in October, however it remains subjective to how the situation develops.

We thank you for your interest in Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust fellowship programme and we hope to continue providing this opportunity to you in future.

Posted on Thursday 27th February 2020

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