Cadbury Research Fellowship Scheme

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology has run an annual Cadbury research programme since 2002.  The programme contains three elements. 

  • Having selected its research theme for the year, the department opens a call for visiting fellowship applications, and selects early career scholars who are based in African institutions.
  • When visiting fellows arrive in the department, they join in a series of developmental activities which are organised around the annual research theme and are open to members of academic staff and postgraduate students. These activities may include presentations of work-in-progress, reading groups, writing groups, speaker events, research methods sessions, and one-to-one meetings.
  • The final element of the programme is an international conference, at which fellows present their work, alongside other speakers from around the world. The department is grateful to the Cadbury family for its bequest which allows us to fund this annual programme.

Benefits of a Cadbury Fellowship

The Cadbury fellows will have time to use the University’s excellent library resources, discuss their work with academic staff and postgraduate students at DASA, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department by participating in the numerous events that will be organised here during the period of the fellowships. Fellowships will cover return air-fare, accommodation and living costs for a period of six weeks.

Maxim Bolt speaks at the DASA Cadbury Workshop 2019

Fellowship scheme 2022

Unfortunately, due to the difficulties of travel and hospitality during the the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Cadbury programmes of visiting fellowships have been cancelled.

Hear from previous Cadbury Fellows


Previous Cadbury Fellows have included:


  • Hamissou Rhissa (Institut de Recherches en Sciences Humaines, Niger)
  • Nana-Anna Abaka-Cann (Legal practitioner and University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • Fasil Giorghis (Architect, heritage activist, CEO of FG Consult, and Professor of Architecture at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia) 
  • Simeon Koroma (Executive Director of Timap for Justice, Sierra Leone) 
  • Taibat Lawanson (University of Lagos, Nigeria) 
  • Tshenolo Masha (Head of Housing for the legal NGO ProBono.Org, South Africa) 
  • Sheila Minkah-Premo (Activist lawyer and legal researcher, Ghana) 
  • Aichatou Boubacar Mounkaila (Activist lawyer, Niger) 
  • Nompumelelo Seme (Legal practitioner and lecturer in law at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)


  • Patrick Abungu (Kenya)
  • Melvine Lilechi (Kenya)
  • Bosha Bombe (Ethiopia) 


  • Rosemary Obeng Hienneh (University of Ghana, Ghana)
  • Roseanne Njiru (Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya) 


  • Issouf Binate (Université Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast)

  • Aboyomi Ogunsanya (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

  • Yunus Dumbe (Kwame Nkrumah University  of Science and Technology , Ghana)

  • Aliyu Alabi ( Bayero University, Nigeria)

  • Emilie Roy ( Al Akhawayn University, Morocco )  


  • Muritala Monsuru ( University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

  • Tinashe Nyamunda (University of the Free State, South Africa)

  • Ezinwanyi Adam (Babock University, Nigeria) 


  • Anya Egwu (Covenant University, Nigeria)

  • Charles Edaku (Nkumba University, Uganda)

  • Oluwatoyin Omobowale (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)