British Institute in Eastern Africa Research Fellowship 2022

The British Institute in Eastern Africa Research Fellowship 2022 is now accepting applications.

British Institute in Eastern Africa Research Fellowship

The BIEA is looking for a number of early-career researchers who have just finished their PhD studies to fill a number of full-time one-year Research Fellow posts at its Nairobi research center.

Candidates may work in any humanities or social science subject and must be able to show that their research is relevant to one of the six Research Themes:

  • Retelling the Past
  • Changing Environments
  • Urban Lives
  • Technologies of Politics
  • Next Generations
  • Epidemics, pandemics and epizootics


Key duties of the BIEA Research Fellows, in consultation with the Kenya Country Director, will include:

  • Conducting research in his or her own area of expertise that is crucial to the BIEA, including field work or other research activities, and publishing peer-reviewed and popular results (including on their website and social media). Candidates are asked to seek for external funds to augment the minimal research budget available. During the year, at least one research article must be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Developing a funding application for a research cooperation with at least one UK-based professor and BIEA as a partner, which must be presented to a specific funding organization throughout the year.
  • Contributing to the BIEA’s academic environment by providing information and help to visiting researchers and their academic partners.
  • By arranging research seminars and participating in BIEA workshops and training programs, for example, you may foster a collegial and vibrant academic climate.
  • Overseeing specific BIEA operations, such as their graduate training programs and contributing to the publication of their Annual Review.
  • Representing the BIEA in academic conferences and meetings, as well as assisting the BIEA in the development of its networks and relationships.

British Institute in Eastern Africa Research Fellowship Requirements

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Kenya and be ready to begin on April 1, 2022.
  • Applicants must be citizens of one of the East African Community’s member countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda).
  • Applicants must have completed a PhD within the last five years (with allowance for family-related or other relevant career breaks) or be able to demonstrate that they are about to complete a PhD (i.e., the application must include a letter from the PhD supervisor confirming that the applicant has submitted and is awaiting their viva) on a regionally relevant topic within the humanities and so on.
  • Applicants should be engaged on a research project in the humanities and social sciences that will offer creative and policy-relevant scholarship in Eastern Africa and Africa as a whole.
  • Applicants should be able to communicate well in English, both in writing and orally.
  • Applicants who work in a university or other organization must get authorization from their boss to accept a year-long external position.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package will be given, commensurate with experience and career level.
  • Academics whose research goes outside the BIEA’s usual geographical and scientific emphasis are especially encouraged to apply.

Application for British Institute in Eastern Africa Research Fellowship

Applications should be submitted to [email protected] by 1700h EAT on February 15, 2022. Your application will include a full CV with details of three references and a cover letter. In addition, the following documents are required:

  • A proposal for research that will be undertaken during the course of the year, including an outline of at least one publication to be submitted to a high-impact journal during the year (maximum 3 pages).
  • An outline of a collaborative research project including at least one UK-based academic and that includes BIEA as a partner, that will be developed and submitted to a specified funding organisation during the year (maximum 2 pages).
  • Ideas for contributing to and developing the academic environment of the BIEA (maximum 1 page).

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Deadline: February 15, 2022.

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