African Urban Futures Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Cape Town 2022

African Urban Futures Postdoctoral Fellowships: The ACC invited applications from suitably qualified applicants to apply for the one-year renewable Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

ACC and the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University are undertaking a two-year investigation into processes of futuring that can advance traction for sustainable urban transitions among city leaders and decision-makers.

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Fellowship Sponsor(s): African Centre for Cities, Utrecht University

Host Institution(s): University of Cape Town

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postdoctoral

Duration: 12-24 months

Nationality: Africans

African Urban Futures Postdoctoral Fellowships | Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the African Urban Futures Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022, interested applicants are to meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants are expected to have completed a doctoral degree in an area of study relevant to urban studies within the past five years (e.g. Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Urban Geography, and related fields).
  • Applicants may not previously have held permanent full-time professional or academic posts.
  • Applicants should have an extensive knowledge of cities across least two different sub-regions of Africa as defined by the United Nations (Southern Africa, East Africa, Middle Africa, West Africa, and Northern Africa) and a track record of relevant research and publication.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement and fluency in French will be an advantage.
  • Successful candidate will be required to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures, and practices for the postdoctoral sector.
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Value and Tenure

The fellowships are valued at R350,000 per annum and are tenable for one year, renewable for a total of up to two years subject to satisfactory progress.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the African Urban Futures Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 are to submit the following documents, via email, to: Associate Professor Warren Smit ( before the application deadline:

  • A letter of application stating your expertise, research interests, experience (particularly with regard to urban research in a least two sub-regions in Africa), and motivation for this position.
  • A two-page concept note on what you see as the key sustainability challenges facing African cities, with some suggested approaches to using futuring to address those challenges.
  • A CV including a list of publications/scholarly output.
  • Copies of academic transcripts.
  • Names and contact details of at least two academics who have taught, supervised, or worked alongside you.

Application Deadline: 10 June 2022

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