The Charles Wallace Burma Trust Visiting Fellowship 2021-22

The Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Charles Wallace Burma Trust, invites applications for a short-term visit of a maximum period of 3 months, to be spent as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre.

The fellowship will enable an academic or professional from Myanmar to undertake a short visit to the Centre with the aim of deepening their research experience, sharing their knowledge, and developing networks. The actual dates of the visit will be decided according to the convenience of the selected candidate and the Centre.

The Fellowship:

The Fellow will pursue an independent study project of appropriate scope that makes use of the research and learning resources of the University of Cambridge. They will be encouraged to interact with the wider intellectual community within their field in Cambridge. Academics and others (e.g. writers) whose research work would benefit from such a stay at the Centre are encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship will include a monthly stipend of £1,500 (to cover living costs and accommodation), and a contribution of £1,300 towards other costs (including visa fees and air fare) paid by the Charles Wallace Burma Trust.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and email it, along with a current copy of your Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of reference, to the Centre of South Asian Studies at by Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Applications can also be submitted via the Signal app at +44 7554 902 603.

Applicants will be evaluated primarily on the strength and relevance of their proposals and their readiness to undertake and successfully complete their proposed study project. Priority will be given to applicants who have not had opportunities to study outside of Myanmar.

Download the application form here.


For queries regarding further details of the Fellowship and payment of stipend, please e-mail Mr Tim Butchard, Secretary, Charles Wallace Burma Trust:

For queries regarding the application and facilities at Cambridge, please e-mail Dr Michael Edwards, Smuts Research Fellow, Centre of South Asian Studies: