Fellowships

Cemore has an established tradition of offering fellowships to scholars external to the university. In recent years, it has been able to fund two Cemore Fellowships annually (each of up to £2,000). We are delighted to now also administer the John Urry Fellowship which is located in the Department of Sociology, where John was based for all of his working life.

Now open for Applications

John Urry Fellowship

We invite applications for the John Urry Visiting Fellowship 2017-18

John Urry (1946-2016) embodied the tradition of world class Sociology that he was central to creating at Lancaster University. His purpose was the pursuit of truth in order to make the world a better place, to be achieved through the practice of collegiality, no deference, argument with respect, and collaboration around the world. This tradition lives on in the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University, which he helped to establish.

The John Urry Fellowship is being established to continue this tradition.  The Visiting Fellow will be ‘in dialogue’ with John Urry.

The Fellowship is being administered by Cemore, and located in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, where John was based for all his working life.

We invite applications from scholars whose research interests resonate with those of John Urry. The fellow will be an individual whose research is already in dialogue with John Urry’s work on sociology, mobilities, complexity, tourism, social futures or any other topic he covered over his long and fruitful career. Fellows may be from any academic discipline, and the fellowship is open to junior and senior scholars, as well as post-doctoral researchers.

The Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), founded by John Urry, has a tradition of offering fellowships to scholars external to the university.

The John Urry Fellowship is to be taken-up between November 2017 and June 2018.

The fellow will be awarded up to £2,000 for expenses such as travel, accommodation in Lancaster, the cost for an event at Lancaster University, bench fees to gain full access to the library and facilities, and expenses associated with research activity during the Fellowship.

Fellows will visit Lancaster University and are invited to spend a period of time in residence. You will be expected to organise and lead a lecture, seminar or workshop on the topic of your research.  If you like, you will be invited to write a blog about your time at Lancaster.

How to Apply

To apply for the fellowship, please submit a CV with a 1 page covering letter detailing:

(1) how your research connects to John Urry’s work

(2) what you plan to do during your time in Lancaster

(3) a budget for using the £2000.

The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2017 and successful applicants will be informed by the end of October.

All applications should be submitted to Aurora Trujillo – a.trujillo@lancaster.ac.uk. Queries may be directed to Prof. Monika Büscher (CeMoRe Director) – email m.buscher@lancaster.ac.uk

Cemore Visiting Fellowships 2017-18

We invite applications to our annual CeMoRe visiting fellowships scheme. We encourage applications from scholars and artists whose research interests resonate with those of CeMoRe. Fellowships are open to junior and senior scholars, post-doctoral researchers (or, for those without a PhD, a track record of research relevant to the work of CeMoRe).

The fellowship must be taken-up between October 2017 and June 2018. If possible, we encourage applicants to consider arranging their fellowship to coincide with the joint Cemore, T2M, and Cosmobilities ‘Mobile Utopia’ Conference 2-5 November 2017 in Lancaster – see http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/t2mc2c/

The fellow will be awarded a maximum of £2,000 which may be used to cover expenses such as travel, accommodation in Lancaster, (part of) the cost for an event at Lancaster University, and expenses associated with research activity during the Fellowship. Please provide an indicative budget in your application, detailing the amount of funding you would like to request and how you intend to spend the award.

Fellows will be expected to spend a minimum of 1 calendar month in residence at CeMoRe (this may be split into two shorter visits). You will be expected to collaborate with members of CeMoRE to organise a seminar or workshop on the topic of your research, and you will be asked to write a blog about your time at Lancaster.

How to Apply

To apply for the fellowship, please submit a CV with a 1 page covering letter detailing:

(1) how your research connects to CeMoRe

(2) what you plan to do during your time in Lancaster

(3) how you might build long term connections to the Centre via the fellowship

Deadline for applications is 31st July 2017 and successful applicants will be informed by the end of August.

All applications should be submitted to Aurora Trujillo – a.trujillo@lancaster.ac.uk  Queries may be directed to Prof. James Faulconbridge (CeMoRe Director of Research) – email j.faulconbridge@lancaster.ac.uk

Visiting Fellowships 2016-17 awarded to

The following people were awarded 2016/17 Fellowships. We were able to make some financial savings and so have been able to award several smaller fellowships for short stays. There was some very stiff competition with more than 30 applicants – thank you to everyone who applied and we hope you will try again next year …

Main Fellowships were awarded to David Bissell from Australian National and Bradley Garrett from Southampton.

Smaller Fellowships were awarded to Martin Emanuel, Uppsala; Jill Ebrey, Manchester, and Nikki Pugh, freelance artist working alongside Chris Donaldson, Lancaster.  All recipients will be supported before and during their visit by members of the CeMoRe Directorate.

It has been a pleasure to host you all and we’re looking forward to welcome some of you this Summer!

Updates from our visiting Fellows

Mobilising disasters

How to think about disasters not as fixed events, but as temporally and spatially dependent?   Eric L. Hsu, from Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations, the University Of South Australia, has visited Cemore for a few days this...

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The View from Outside – a Visiting Fellow’s Report

Ole Jensen talks about his time as a visiting fellow. “Hopefully this ‘traveler’s letter’ gives a small account of the benefits and positive outcome of my Visiting Fellowship. It cannot possibly justify the many ideas and inputs I had, but those will be surfacing during the time to come in various settings amongst one surely will be CeMoRe to which I am very pleased to keep up my affiliation.”

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