CAF-LSE Visiting Fellowship in the Politics of the Global South
Applications are invited for the three-month CAF-LSE Visiting
Fellowship in the Politics of the Global South for the Term (January –
March 2017). This is an exciting opportunity for a senior or
mid-career researcher to pursue and present his or her own research in
the context of the academic life of the LSE and the Department of
Interna- tional Relations. The fellowship is intended to support
scholarship related to South-South cooperation, and in particular
research related to Latin America in a global context.
• Travel expenses to cover return flight to the UK of up to £1,000 GBP.
A generous monthly living allowance for up to three months.
Affiliation to the London School of Economics for one term
A university card and access to the LSE Library, the main research
libraries of the University of London.
The opportunity to present a research paper as part of the Global
South Unit’s general seminars series, and a
CAF-LSE working paper for publication online.
Teaching an academic seminar.
1. Nationality: you must be a national and normally resident in one of
the following CAF shareholder countries: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia,
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Trinidad and
Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
A strong research proposal relating to South-South cooperation in the
context of Latin America.
Conversational proficiency in English, the having previously published
in English, and/or experience
of working in an Anglophone institution are an advantage.
A completed doctorate or substantial professional experience relevant
to the subject of the fellowship.
Evidence of outstanding prior academic or professional accomplishment
and of the benefit that the fellowship
would bring to the applicant’s future work.
How to apply
Applicants are required to email the following to gsu[@]lse.ac.uk by
18:00 (UK time) on 11th November, 2016.
1. A current CV.
2. A one-page covering letter.
3. A personal statement describing your previous experience and how
pursuing this fellowship will contribute to
your future career or research plans.
4. A description of your proposed research project (not more than
2,500 words). 5. Two reference letters.
Applications will be considered by a selection committee comprising
faculty members of the London School of Economics and officers of
CAF-Development Bank of Latin America. The selection process will
include an interview of the candidate by the committee. The visiting
fellow is expected to take up his/her post in residence at the LSE by
the beginning of January 2017. (Minor flexibility with the starting
date may be allowable with permission from the committee.) Please note
well that the fellowship is offered subject to the condition that the
candidate obtains the requisite entry clearance (visa) from the UK
Government in advance of arrival in London.