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Biographical narratives of African post-doctoral fellows in a global academy

24 November 2022, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Hall full of graduates. Credit Tempest Photography for UCL.

Join this event to hear the panel of speakers discuss the increasing need post-doctoral fellowships as a necessary stepping-stone for academic careers and the barriers that exist to them.

This event is free.

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Carly Brownbridge

The barriers to post-doctoral fellowships for PhD students range from their treatment as students within institutions to low stipends, and a lack of basic benefits such as health insurance. Post-doctoral fellows also bemoan their lack of recognition, especially the amount of time they spend on informal supervision of students and working on their supervisors’ projects. 

In this webinar, the speakers will explore the lack of research focused on African experiences of barriers to fellowships and will discuss research drawn from the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa Project, a Global Young Academy initiative which involved early career researchers from 14 African countries.


  • Otilia Chiramba, University of Johannesburg 
  • Lynn McAlpine, University of Oxford
  • David Mills, University of Oxford

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in higher education research.

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