ASAUK runs two major programmes and a number of awards to encourage, support and strengthen the connections between African and UK academics, Teaching Fellowships and Writing Workshops.

The ASAUK teaching fellowships

The ASAUK teaching fellowships enable a postdoctoral UK scholar to work at an African University for up to six months to teach research skills and substantive courses. Teaching fellowships provide valuable opportunities for those finishing degrees in the UK and also enable the exchange of the latest research and research skills.

This includes exchange of skills on research methods and those required for publication in international journals.

These fellowships enable early career scholars to stay involved in the field, to continue working in an academic environment, gain teaching experience, develop international contacts and work on collaborative projects. Learn more

The ASAUK writing workshops

ASAUK has developed a significant programme of writing workshops. The workshops offer doctoral or recently post-doctoral students an opportunity to work on their paper with the editor of a journal in a focused, intensive environment. Recent workshops have been held in Oxford, Pretoria, Cambridge, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Birmingham.

Workshops are carried out in cooperation with African Studies centres, universities and Africanist journals, to maximise the impact of research time spent in the UK by African scholars and journal editors’ time spent in Africa. 

We encourage scholars, centres, networks or journals that wish to be involved in the workshops or are interested in organizing a workshop to contact the African Studies Association UK. Learn more