Strathclyde-Shanghai Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships

The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) at the University of Strathclyde, the Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies (MCDPS) and the Center for the History of Development (CHD) at Shanghai University invite applications for the above Fellowships. They are aimed at candidates who will be in the final year of doctoral study or in the first two years of their postdoctoral career in the academic year 2018/9. Successful applicants will spend up to a year working in Shanghai in the collaboration that has grown since 2012 between the two institutions in order to; conduct personal research; to produce publications and postdoctoral funding applications; and to contribute to teaching in English for undergraduates and postgraduates. The scheme follows on from a successful pilot programme in 2017/2018 and up to three Fellowships are available this year.

Further Particulars

1.The Fellowship will provide the costs of one return airfare and visas, and a stipend of £1000 per month, which is ample to meet accommodation and living expenses. Fellows will also have access to an additional £1,000 for research trips and/or conference attendance.

2.An award is intended to provide successful candidates with a nine to twelve month period in China starting as soon as possible in the 2018/2019 academic year. During this time the expectation is that Fellows will; provide support to teaching in English (no more than five hours a week); complete their thesis where not already submitted, or prepare it for publication if doctorate awarded; secure a book contract for their first monograph; complete at least one journal article; map out a postdoctoral project, and prepare a funding application to secure resources for it.

3.Strathclyde and Shanghai Universities will provide full access to all facilities at both institutions. Fellows will be based at the Baoshan campus of Shanghai University where they will enjoy a one-bedroom apartment at a cost of £410 per month. Baoshan is among the most affordable places to live in Shanghai despite sitting only a half hour from the city centre by train, and the campus and surrounding area are pleasant environments in which to live and work; http://en.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx

4.Applications are welcome from those working on any aspect of the Medical Humanities, including, although not limited to, History, Literary Studies, Ethics and Philosophy, Law, Translation Studies, etc. There is no expectation that research will be focused on China or Asia, and no preference for any particular period or place.

5.Successful candidates should acknowledge the CSHHH Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde, Shanghai University and the Wellcome Trust in all publications and academic activities which result from an award.

6.Please submit an academic cv of no more than two sides of A4, a 250 word summary of research to date and a 250 word outline of proposed future research by noon (UK time) on August 29th to caroline.marley@strath.ac.uk.

7.A review of applications begins on August 29th and will continue until the positions are filled.

Published on: 
8 Aug 2018