Evans Fellowships 2023
A graduate of any university is eligible to apply for a Fellowship, provided that they intend to engage in research in anthropology and archaeology (broadly defined as ethnological, ethnographic or archaeological research) in relation to South East Asia. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to engage in research in relation to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and Thailand. The research shall contribute to the furtherance of the study of anthropology and archaeology in Cambridge. It is expected that the successful candidate(s) will either be based in Cambridge, or will spend a substantial period of time during or after their period of research in Cambridge.
The tenure of a Fellowship shall be for one or two years in the first instance as the Advisory Committee shall determine; candidates applying for election for an initial period of two years will be expected to be of postdoctoral status. A Fellow shall be eligible for re-election for a year at a time subject to a maximum tenure, save in exceptional circumstances, of three years in all; re-election shall be dependent on the receipt by the Advisory Committee by a specified date of a satisfactory report on the Fellow’s diligence and progress in research during his or her tenure.
The stipend of a Fellow will be determined by the Advisory Committee at the time of the election and will not exceed £6,000 a year. The Advisory Committee reserves the right not to make an election in any one year. However the Advisory Committee may also, or alternatively, be able to award a number of grants towards the cost of research in areas covered by the remit of the Fund, as outlined above.
Please note: For the purposes of the fund South East Asia is defined as: Borneo, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. China and the Indian sub-continent are not included in this definition.
How to Apply
Applicants should request the application form by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org allowing plenty of time to receive the application form, complete it and return it by the deadline. Applicants should email their completed application form together with an outline of the proposed scheme of travel and research and their curriculum vitae, to the Secretary, Evans Fund Advisory Committee, at email@example.com, so as to arrive no later than the annually announced deadline, usually the last week of April, confirmed each Michaelmas term. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure that referees’ confidential letters of support be emailed directly to the Fund Administrator before the deadline, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for application – 26 April
Further information or queries should be directed to email@example.com.
For further information and the application form, visit the webpage: https://www.socanth.cam.ac.uk/about-us/funding/research-funding/evans-fund