Fellowship in Cosmopolitan Studies

The Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies periodically announces a post-doctoral fellowship in Cosmopolitan Studies. The standard length of the fellowship is twelve months. Currently there is no independent funding available for the fellowship scheme, those interested in the activities of the Centre are encouraged to make contact and joint applicaitons to funding bodies are encouraged.

This is a writing fellowship whose purpose is to provide a scholar at an early stage of his or her career (normally within 5 years of completing a doctorate and before they acquire a tenure-track position) with an opportunity to spend time at the University of St. Andrews redrafting their doctoral thesis as articles or as a monograph for publication.

The fellowship competition is open to any post-doctoral scholar whose work addresses ‘cosmopolitanism’, broadly defined as an inquiry into ‘the human’ as a singularity over and above proximal categorizations of nation, ethnicity, class, cultural community, religion, gender and so on. The writing project might be ontological in theme (defining the human), or methodological (gaining access to the human), or political-cum-moral (securing the human). It might address, for instance: global citizenship; trans-nationalism and supra-nationalism; home and movement; individuals as universal agents; human rights as global discourse; humanism, universal values and morals; liberalism and communitarianism; social inclusion and freedom; individuality and embodiment; introspection, empathy and intersubjectivity; irony and critical method.

The fellow can expect, during the fellowship, to undertake such work as:

  1. complete one or more publishable manuscript arising out of the doctoral thesis;
  2. submit written work for publication (to journals or publishers);
  3. prepare a bid for further research funding from an external funding body;
  4. give a seminar presentation to the St. Andrews School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies;
  5. have the opportunity to teach on undergraduate courses in the St. Andrews University Department of Social Anthropology, in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson.

Informal enquiries to the Director, Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies, Department of Social Anthropology: [email protected]