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Deadline for applications: Monday 31 October 2011 CRASSH is delighted to announce the second round of a two-year pilot scheme for a Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowship. The CWIT fellowship at CRASSH offers funding for a term of study and residence in Cambridge during the academic year 2012-13 (October 2012 - June 2013). Eligibility The scheme is intended for earlier-career academics from India (defined as resident and domiciled in India, between the ages of 25 and 45 years). Applicants should have been in full-time academic employment in an Indian university or research institute of equivalent standing for at least five years and have completed a PhD.

Field of specialisation

Research proposals may be in any field within the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, with an emphasis on disciplinary innovation and cross-disciplinary enquiry. Where the focus includes India, it is expected that projects will adopt an interdisciplinary approach (incorporating, for example, post-colonial, comparative, translation, or trans-regional studies). Proposals need not adhere to the Centre's annual theme, although applicants might wish to take account of it. The theme for 2012-13 will be the Cultures and Politics of the Transregional. Applicants whose research focuses primarily on the culture and history of India are advised to apply to Cambridge’s Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS).

Provision

CRASSH offers an office or work-space for each Visiting Fellow at the Centre, with full access to its facilities, and provides a congenial social environment in which visitors, staff and scholars can interact on an informal and regular basis. CRASSH will facilitate access to further university resources (libraries, museums, etc). CWIT Fellows are expected to play a full part in the activities of the Centre and to contribute to the weekly work-in-progress seminars.
The CWIT Fellow would be in residence at Cambridge for a period of 9-12 weeks during term time in 2012-13. Term dates for 2012-13 are available here. The CWIT Fellowship at CRASSH covers the return airfare from India (provided by the Charles Wallace Trust and organized through British Council India). CRASSH can arrange for a joint Visiting Fellowship at Wolfson College with accommodation provided by the college. Fellows will receive a grant on arrival to cover the cost of accommodation and living expenses, currently set at £1200 per month.

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