The John H. Dunning Centre for International Business is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dunning Africa Centre, and with it the Dunning Africa Fellowship Scheme.
The Dunning Africa Centre (DAC), physically associated with Henley Business School’s South Africa campus in Johannesburg, is an Africa-wide initiative, with associate members based across Africa. The Dunning Africa Centre will emphasise both conceptual and applied research with the aim of optimising the engagement of African firms and governments with the forces of globalization, particularly those relating to trade, FDI and investment.
We intend to appoint one Africa Fellow every year, with the aim of enhancing research capacity associated with the study of Africa and International Business. Africa fellows are expected to give at least one seminar at our UK campuses and are encouraged spend some time in residence during the academic year (between September and June) to develop their research, in either UK, or south Africa. They are entitled to refer to themselves as a ‘Dunning Africa Fellow’.
Africa Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in the field of International Business (broadly defined) but with a strong and obvious linkage to Africa-related issues, and with an inclination towards multi-disciplinary and theory-driven research, in the tradition of John Dunning. Applicants must have completed their PhD and should be actively engaged in International Business research, either at a university or a research organisation. The fellowship is targeted towards individuals who have a track record of publications in refereed journals, and are not as yet ‘established’ (i.e., either early-or-mid-career). Note that this is not normally a post-doctoral position.
The fellowship is financially supported by Henley Africa and the Dunning centre. Funding will cover the cost of travel and board for the Africa fellow, but offers no other financial renumeration.
How to apply for the Dunning Africa Fellowship
Interested parties who would like to be considered for the fellowship should submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A research proposal, indicating expected output, and specific academic staff with whom the applicant will be especially keen to collaborate;
- The research proposal will be evaluated along the following lines:
- The degree to which it has the potential to make some contribution to the study of IB in Africa;
- Its relevance to the ongoing research at the Dunning Centres, in the UK, Europe or Africa. Ideally, the research should link to the ongoing agenda of one of our current centre members;
- Proposals are typically between 3 and 15 pages long.
- We are particularly interested in supporting proposals that form part of a longer-term research agenda, and that promote the creation of teaching and research capacity in Africa.
- A detailed CV, listing publications;
- A letter from the candidate’s line manager or head of department, that, should they be offered the fellowship, they have the permission of their home institution to participate in the fellowship.