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Rhodes University

HUGH KELLY FELLOWSHIP

Applications are invited for the Hugh Kelly Fellowship for the year 2007.

The Fellowship is awarded in alternate years to enable senior scientists (with at least a Ph.D. qualification) to devote themselves to advanced work in any of the following science departments of Rhodes University; biochemistry and microbiology, botany, chemistry, computer science, geography, geology, human kinetics and ergonomics ichthyology and fisheries science, mathematical statistics, mathematics (pure & applied), pharmaceutical sciences, physics and electronics, zoology and entomology and the Institute for Water Research.

The value of the Fellowship is approximately R70 000 per annum, which includes the cost of a return economy class airfare from the Fellow's place of residence. University accommodation will be provided free of charge, but the provision of a telephone (if available) at the place of residence will be for the Fellow's personal account. If the Fellow accepts appointment for at least four months and is accompanied by a spouse, the spouse's air or rail fares will also be paid.

The tenure of the Fellowship will be for a period of up to one year and preference will normally be given to candidates who are willing to accept appointment for at least four months. The Fellow will normally be required to reside in Grahamstown, will be a member of the Senior Common Room, given free use of the Library and access to such facilities as may be required for research. For the term of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be an honorary member of the staff of the University. The Fellow will be required to present a concise report on the work completed at the conclusion of the term of the Fellowship.

The tenure of the Fellowship shall be acknowledged by the Fellow in all publications, which may arise from it. The University reserves the right to offer the Fellowship to any suitable person whether or not application has been made.

The Fellow will be expected to take up residence in Grahamstown at a time to be agreed in 2007.

Forms of application may be obtained from the website: http://www.ru.ac.za/research/ or from the Dean of Research, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140 South Africa (tel. +27 (0) 46 6038055/6; fax: +27 (0) 46 6228444) to whom completed applications should be submitted by 31 July 2006.

HUGH LE MAY FELLOWSHIP

Applications are invited for the Hugh Le May Fellowship for the year 2008.

The Fellowship is available in alternate years to applicants who wish to devote themselves to advanced work (postdoctoral) in one of the following subjects: philosophy, 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 Humanities.

The Fellowship is of three to 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 Dean of Research, Rhodes University, by 31 July 2007 enclosing a full statement of the work they propose to undertake, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three persons cognisant 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.

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 2008 and 31 December 2008, 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 website: http://www.ru.ac.za/research/ or from the Dean of Research, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa (tel. +27 (0) 46 6038055/6; fax +27 (0) 46 6228444).

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The University Council and the Andrew Mellon Foundation have established several Rhodes University and Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships which may be awarded for a minimum of one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further year. The Andrew Mellon Fellowships are specifically for suitably qualified researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within university departments and institutes. Ideally a Fellow's proposed work will closely complement existing programmes in the host department.

Although there is no age restriction, potential Fellows must hold a recently awarded doctoral degree preferably from an institution other than Rhodes University recognized as appropriate to the discipline for which the Fellowship is sought. Successful candidates must be of exceptional merit as evidenced by the quality and corpus of publications or other recognized forms of achievement relevant to the Fellow's discipline. The Fellowship will be awarded strictly on merit, without regard to race, gender, religion or country of origin.

Nominations should be made through Heads of Departments and Directors of Research Institutes. Nominations must include a full curriculum vitae and the name of three referees who may be consulted. The Head of Department/Director of Research Institutes must then recommend the applicant including an outline research proposal with details of how Rhodes staff will be involved.

Each Fellowship is a package of approximately R 75 000 per year with an additional allocation of a maximum of R 5 000 for the Rhodes University Postdoctoral Fellowship and R 10 000 for the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, to be used at the discretion of the Head of Department for running costs for the postdoctoral project or for transport of the candidate to Grahamstown. As an indication of the Award's value in South African terms, accommodation on the Rhodes Campus is priced between R1, 500-R2, 500 per month. Fellows may apply for such accommodation on a first come first serve basis.

The University expects that all publications, creative works and other academic products of the Fellowship will bear appropriate acknowledgement to the University. The University reserves the right to co-ownership of inventions and/or patents directly emanating from research conducted under the sponsorship of the Fellowship.

The University reserves the right to request the refund of any stipend paid to the Fellow should the Fellow terminate his/her contract prior to its completion.

Nominations for the Fellowships should be directed to the Dean of Research. The determination of awards will be made by a committee composed of the Vice-Chancellor (Chair), the Dean of Research and the Deans of Humanities and Science. The committee is not bound to award any or all of the Fellowships in any one year.

The closing date for receipt of nominations by the Dean of Research, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa (tel. +27 (0) 46 6038055/6; fax +27 (0) 46 6228444) for awards to take effect in 2007 is 31 July 2006.


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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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