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Rhodes University


Applications are invited for the Hugh le May Fellowship for the year 1999.

The Fellowship is available in alternate years to applicants who wish to devote themselves to advanced work (post-doctoral) in one of the following subjects: Philosophy, Theology, Classics, Ancient, Mediaeval or Modern History, Classical Biblical, Mediaeval or Modern Languages, Political Theory, Law. Where there is no applicant of sufficient merit in any of the above subjects, the Fellowship may be awarded to an applicant in some other subject falling within the Faculty of Arts.

The Fellowship is of three-four months duration consisting of a return economy air ticket to the Fellow's place of residence, furnished University accommodation and a small monthly cash stipend. The length of the Fellowship may be extended by mutual agreement and subject to the availability of funds.

Applicants, who should be scholars of standing with research publications to their credit, should communicate with the Registrar, Rhodes University, by 31 July 1998 enclosing a full statement of the work they propose to undertake, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three persons cognizant of their work, to whom reference may be made. They should also name at least one well known authority who could attest to their standing in the field. Testimonials are not required.

The successful applicant will be required to present a report upon the work undertaken at the conclusion of the term of the Fellowship. It should be noted that the Fellowship is designed, not merely for those desirous of prosecuting 'research' in the narrower sense, but also for those who may wish to devote themselves to works of criticism or synthesis.

Normally the successful applicant will be required to reside in Grahamstown for the period of the Fellowship. The Fellow will be a member of the Senior Common Room, be given free use of the University Library and, for the term of Fellowship, will be an honorary member of the staff of the University. The Fellow will not be expected to undertake any teaching duties.

The Fellow will be required to make a suitable acknowledgement of the Fellowship in a form acceptable to the University should publications result from the research undertaken during the period of the Fellowship.

The successful applicant will be expected to take up residence in Grahamstown for such period, not exceeding to four months between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 1999, as may be negotiated with the University.

The University reserves the right to offer the Fellowship to any suitable person, whether or not he has made application for it.

Forms of application are obtainable from The Registrar, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140 South Africa. Tel. (0461) 8101/31 8102. Fax (0461) 2 8444.

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Reporter Special No 7: Awards, Funds, Studentships, and Prizes - 12th November 1997
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