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British Academy funding for “African Ecologies” project

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The British Academy has awarded funding to the University of Leeds to support African early-career researchers working on the timely and critical topic of “African Ecologies”.

Building on a collaboration between LAHRI and the Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds (LUCAS), the funding will support an intensive three-day workshop at the British Institute of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, for early-career researchers in July 2023 , and provide structured mentoring before and after the workshop to help participants develop their longer-term publishing and career-development plans.

Logo of the British Academy, with the stylised letters B and A on the left in white, and the words "The British Academy" on the right, all in white on a black background.Led by Professor Adriaan van Klinken, the project builds on, and helps to expand the impact of, the Virtual Fellowship scheme for academics based on the African continent, developed by LUCAS and LAHRI, that is currently running for the third year. It is yet another way in which the University of Leeds delivers on its vision of being “a truly international university with global reach and impact”, building strong networks and partnerships with researchers and institutions especially in the Global South.

For more information, visit the LUCAS website.