University Of Bayreuth UNILAG Postdoctoral Fellowship In African Studies

The Lagos African Cluster Centre, University of Lagos, Nigeria, welcomes submission of applications for a maximum of 6 months postdoctoral fellowship in African and Diaspora Studies. The fellowship is funded by the African Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth under the auspices of Germany Excellence Strategy. It is designed to support early career scholars and/or junior faculty whose research interests are centered on or related to African Studies and the overarching agenda of Reconfiguring African Studies.

Fellows are typically accommodated in research sections within the Lagos ACC at the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS). The IADS is one of the fastest growing academic research institutes in West Africa. The Institute engages in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and also addresses issues that concern Africa, Africans and the Diaspora.

Each fellow will work under the supervision of an expert with relevant and related specialization. In addition, a successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the various research activities related to their project; publish, at least, one article in a highly reputable peer-reviewed journal within the fellowship period; participate in teaching activities of the IADS; and present a lecture in the IADS Monthly Lecture Series.

About University of Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth is a public research university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It was founded in 1975 as a campus university focusing on international collaboration and interdisciplinarity. It is broadly organized into six undergraduate and graduate faculties, with each faculty defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university offers several interdisciplinary courses such as Philosophy & Economics, Global Change Ecology, Theatre and Media studies, and Health Economics.

Benefits of Postdoctoral Fellowship

The fellowship covers travel costs, accommodation, and monthly stipend.

Requirements for Postdoctoral Fellowship Qualification

  • Interested applicants must possess a Ph.D. which must have been awarded not earlier than July 2018;
  • Applicants’ subject areas must be within the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Management Sciences, and other related fields;
  • Good communication skills in either English or French language or both.

Documents Required for Application

Interested applicants must submit the followings:

  • Soft copy of Ph.D. certificate,
  • A two-page summary of Ph.D. thesis
  • A three-page proposal of postdoctoral research topic,
  • Recent Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Two reference letters.

How To Apply

Applications are to be submitted online. Applicants should forward their documents (in PDF) to on or before 23. 59 WAT (mid-night), August 31, 2023.

Applicants will be communicated via email.

All inquiries should be forwarded to

For more details, visit UNILAG website on

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