Chevening 2022 WAMC Project Fellowship

Chevening 2022 WAMC Project Fellowship will be hosted by the Endengered Achieved Programme (EAP).

One of the reasons for this fellowship is to help achieve one of their key missions which is to preserve a documentary heritage that is at the risk of being destroyed.

They bring people together, train them and fund them to locate such a heritage and make digital copy of it, collect it and keep it in the British library.

The fellows will develop a community crowdsourcing project to improve the discoverability of approximately 10,000 digitised West African manuscripts in Arabic script.

The manuscripts are made sure they are on Arabic title, that way it will be more accessible to the locals.

The Library’s Digital Research team will provide guidance to the Fellow on all aspects of setting up and overseeing the crowdsourcing elements of the project.

The fellows in this context will oversee and equally promote the crowdsourcing projects.

They will be given an instructions on what to do and how to handle the project.

One of the things that will being expertise to the job is if you as a fellow understand the west African culture.

Before the main project will be commenced, you will be able to study with other 100 International students in their London campus.

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Fellowship Details

  • Host Country: London
  • Host company: chevening
  • Category: Fellowship
  • Eligible: Nigeria | Niger | Senegal
  • Benefit: £1000 and other resources
  • Application: Now Open
  • Deadline: November 1, 2022

Benefits of Chevening 2022 WAMC Project Fellowship

  • 12-month period of project-based activity at the British Library
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from home country to the UK
  • Up to £1,000 from the British Library for approved project-related expenses
  • Access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCDO and the Chevening Secretariat
  • Access to a highly regarded global network of over 50,000 Chevening Alumni
  • Specialist crowdsourcing training and opportunity to promote the project and engage audiences through a range of communication and networking channels
  • Networking opportunities across the British Library and a range of external networks in the UK and internationally, including attendance at the UK Libraries & Archives Group on Africa (SCOLMA) conference
  • Opportunity to enhance spoken and written English through work practice and collaboration with colleagues
  • Staff-level access to unique British Library collections and research resources including access to staff training courses, workshops and talks
  • Behind-the-scenes experience of curatorial work at a national library and major cultural institution in the Uk

 Requirements For Chevening 2022 WAMC Project Fellowship

  •  Should have a good knowledge of Islamic manuscript culture
  • Have a good experience with the use of computer and excel spreadsheet
  • Be good in writing and speaking English.
  • You should not be a novice in the use of social media.
  • Very good in reading Arabic and Ajani
  • Should be from the mentioned country

You will equally be more desirable if you are;

  • Writing in French
  • When your interested in digital humanities
  • Understanding of cataloguing metadata

How to Apply for Chevening 2022 WAMC Project Fellowship

For those that want to apply, be aware that you will be residing in your country at the time of this application.

For all other eligibility criteria, please refer to the Chevening website: https://www.chevening.org/fellowship/british-library/

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