Applications are invited for the Charles Wallace Burma Trust Visiting Fellowship which will
be hosted by the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, in partnership with
the Charles Wallace Burma Trust and the British Council in Burma.
The Fellowship is intended to enable a Burmese scholar to conduct research on any aspect of
modern Burmese history and society, and is open to scholars working in all disciplines
related to this field.
The Fellowship is for a period of three months during the Lent Term, 2015 (13 January to 13
The aim of the Fellowship is to advance the scholarly achievements of the visiting fellow,
and thereby establish productive academic links between Cambridge and Burma.
Candidates who have had financial support from the Charles Wallace Burma Trust in the past
five years will not be eligible.
Provided they are qualified in other respects, candidates with little or no prior international
experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
At the conclusion of the Fellowship period, the Fellow will be required to submit a report to
the Committee of Management of the Centre of South Asian Studies and to the Secretary of
the Charles Wallace Burma Trust outlining what he or she has achieved.
An all-inclusive monthly stipend of £1,400 is offered by the Trust to cover costs at
Cambridge, together with a contribution towards a return economy air fare from Burma, and
the cost of the candidate’s UK visa. The Fellow is expected to make his/her own travel
The British Council in Burma will offer advice to the Fellow about securing a UK visa, and
provide some pre-departure briefing.
If you know of anyone from Myanmar (Burma) who might be interested in applying, please direct them to the relevant part of the Centre's website: http://www.s-asian.cam.ac.uk/centre/fellowship.html
Deadline for applications is 31 October 2014
Candidates are invited to submit the following by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- a letter of application setting out as precisely and as clearly as possible the programme of research to be undertaken
- the names of scholars already in Cambridge working in a similar or adjacent/related subject and with whom the fellow would hope to work
- a full CV with a list of publications; and
- ask not more than two academic referees to email directly in support of his or her application by the closing date of 31 October 2014.
will be asked to submit a signed, original copy of his/her application and original, signed
The selection will follow the Centre of South Asian Studies’ policy and procedure for
Academic Visitors and is subject to the approval of the Charles Wallace Burma Trust and the
British Council in Burma.
The closing date for applications is 31 October, 2014. The Fellow is expected to take up the
post at the beginning of the Lent Term 2015 (13 January 2015).
Applications and enquiries should be sent to:
The Administrator, Centre of South Asian Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West
Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT, UK