Queen’s University Ireland offers Charles Wallace Fellowship in Social Anthropology 2018-19

Charles Wallace Fellowship 2018 – Applications for the 2018-2019 Charles Wallace Fellowship are invited from Indian Social Anthropologists or Sociologists with proven records of excellence in both research and international publication.


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About the Organisation

  • Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen’s University in Ireland was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church.
  • The University was made up of three Queen’s Colleges – in Cork, Galway and Belfast. Although it was the first University in the north of Ireland, Queen’s drew on a tradition of learning which goes back to 1810 and the foundation of the Belfast Academical Institution


About the Charles Wallace Fellowship

  • The Charles Wallace Fellowships are funded by the Charles Wallace India Trust and administered in India by the British Council
  • They are intended for Indian academic or professional social anthropologists or sociologists in their 30s or early 40s who would benefit from a period of study in a British university whilst contributing to the life and work of the host institution.
  • The Fellowship at Queen’s University is tenable for three months (from either 1 February to 30 April or 01 April to 30th June 2019 by agreement). As well as pursuing their own studies, using the facilities available at Queen’s University, the Fellow may be asked to participate in seminars or give a few lectures


Which Stream of Education

  • Applicants whose research interests fall within the following areas: ethnic conflict, international borders, environmental anthropology, anthropology of performance, anthropology of art, human rights, emotions, and medical anthropology


Selection Procedure

  • The selection is made by Anthropology in consultation with the Trustees’ representative in London who will write to the successful applicant confirming the terms of the Fellowship. This letter can then be used by the Fellow as official support for a visa application. Otherwise, most correspondence takes place between the applicants/Fellow and the Anthropology office.

Amount of Fellowship

  • The total value of the Fellowship is approximately £5000(Rs. 4.5 lakhs) (£4000 contributed by the Charles Wallace Trust and £1000 by Queen’s University Belfast) which will cover national and international travel and a monthly stipend of about £1200
  • The latter is held by Anthropology on behalf of the Fellow. The Queen’s University of Belfast will assist with finding residential accommodation and will provide office space and computer facilities.


Application Form for Charles Wallace Fellowship 2018

  • There is no application form. Applicants should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a letter of application indicating how they would spend the time at Queen’s University. Two samples of published work must also be submitted (but no more than two, please)
  • Applications should be sent to “The School Office, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK, Phone No.: +44 (0) 28 9097 5028 or via email [email protected]


Important Dates for Charles Wallace Fellowship 2018

  • Applications for 2018-2019 should reach Anthropology by 15th September 2018

For further details, please visit the official website by https://www.qub.ac.uk