Compare is a leading journal of international and comparative education, publishing six issues a year of high quality articles on diverse issues of educational policy and practice around the world. It is the official journal of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE), which works to support activities of research, teaching and collaboration in the field. In order to maintain its significant global standing, one of Compare’s missions is to develop the diversity of its authorship, and support underrepresented groups, in light of the significant inequalities of global academic publishing. For this reason, it has established in 2017 an annual Compare Fellowship, to support early career academics from the Global South in disseminating their research and scholarship to a global audience.

The fellowship will run from 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019 and provide full financial support (including travel, accommodation and subsistence) for the following activities:

  • Attending the BAICE conference in York, UK, from 12-14 September 2018 (candidates are strongly encouraged to submit a presentation)
  • Attending the Compare writers’ workshop at the conference (a full-day course for early career researchers)
  • 2-4 week stay at an institution in the UK following the conference (to carry out library research, attend academic events, and develop publication ideas with the guidance of a mentor)

On returning to their country of origin, the Compare Fellow will be expected to continue with the following activities:

  • Participating in the e-mentoring following on from the writers’ workshop
  • Developing an article for Compare
  • Facilitating the organization of activities to support academic writing for other academics in their institution/country
  • Participating in Compare as a reviewer

Requirements of applicants

  1. To be based currently in a university in a low-income country (according to the World Bank classification). These are: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia The, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea Dem. People’s Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
  2. To have completed their doctoral degree within the last six years
  3. To be teaching or researching in the field of education

Application procedure

All applicants should send the following documents via email to compare@uea.ac.uk

  1. CV / resume (including qualifications, professional experience and publications)
  2. Supporting statement of 1000 words (outlining research interests, publication trajectory to date and future plans, and potential benefits of the fellowship for themselves and their institutions/countries)
  3. Abstract submission for the BAICE conference (see requirements at https://baice.ac.uk/baice-conference-2018/call-for-papers/)

If contact has already been made with a potential institution and mentor in the UK, then candidates should state this; however, it is not essential to have arranged this beforehand.

The deadline for applications is 1st March, 2018

For further information, please contact Miriam McGregor, compare@uea.ac.uk