Funded University of London Fellowship for Nigerians in the Leventis Fellowship 2020/2021

Sign up for the Leventis Fellowship to participate in a scheme of collaborative research set to take place at the Center of African Studies, University of London. 

Selected applicants will join their counterparts in London as visitors of the Center of African Studies to work on research funded by the Leventis Foundation. 

Application Deadline: 31 March 2021


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Successful fellows will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Participate in joint research at the Center of African Studies of the University of London
  • The research will be funded by the Leventis Foundation
  • Get to develop their research interests in libraries and archives as well as participate in the intellectual life of the Center.


The fellowship is   

  • Open to Nigerian academics
  • Particularly appropriate for scholars working up a Ph.D. thesis into publishable form

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Application Instructions

To apply for the fellowship, 

  • Fill the online form and submit via Gmail, the following documents:
    • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (not to exceed 2 pages)
    • A statement of current research interests (not to exceed 1,000 words) clearly stating the goals to be accomplished during the research duration in London
    • One academic reference letter supporting the application.
  • Forward the application form and required documents through one of the following means:
  • OR post by offline mail to:

                    Ms Angelica Baschiera,

                   Center of African studies,

                   SOAS University of London,

                   Thornhaugh Street, 

                   Russell Square, 

                   London WC1H 0XG, 

                   United Kingdom. 

About the Leventis Fellowship 2020/2021

The Leventis Fellowship 2020/2021, administered by the Leventis Foundation supports a suite of collaborative research projects at the Center of African Studies of the University of London for Nigerian academics.

The sabbatical at the Center of African Studies is established to aid talented scholars to develop their research interests in a joint effort with co-researchers in London. 

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for all applications is 31st March 2021. 

The fellowship will last for three months.

A Steering Committee in London will review and evaluate all entries. 

Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by email, soon after the deadline.

The fellowship will take place at the Center of African Studies of the University of London. 

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