July 12, 2014

Hugh le May Fellowships in the Humanities for African and non-African Researchers

The Hugh le May Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Humanities, Law
Course Level: Graduate (Postdoctoral)
Provider: Rhodes University
Country to Study in: South Africa

Fellowship Description
The Hugh le May Fellowship is available in alternate years to senior scholars who wish to devote themselves to advanced work in any one of the fields or subjects listed below.

Applications are invited for the year 2016.

Eligibility
The Hugh le May Fellowship is for senior scholars wishing to devote themselves to advanced work in any one of the approved course disciplines.

Where there is no applicant of sufficient merit in any of the approved disciplines, the Fellowship may be awarded to an applicant in another discipline within the Faculty of Humanities.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL coutries may apply

Participating Institutions
Rhodes University, Grahamstown; South Africa

Fields of study
The approved courses for the award of this fellowship:
Philosophy, Classics, Ancient, Medieval or Modern History, Classical, Biblical, Medieval or Modern Languages, Political Theory, Law

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
The Fellowship is of between three and six months duration.

The successful applicant will be expected to take up residence in Grahamstown for such period between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2016.

The length of the Fellowship my be extended by mutual agreement and subject to the availability of funds.

Fellowship benefits
The Fellowship comprises:
  • A direct return economy class airfare from the Fellow’s place of residence.
  • University accommodation with electricity and water included.
  • R5000.00 monthly cash stipend to supplement the Fellow’s usual source of income, or if accompanied by a partner R7500.00 per month cash stipend.
  • If the Fellow accepts the appointment for at least four months and is accompanied by a partner, the partner’s return economy airfare will also be paid.
The Fellow will be given internet access, use of the University library and sport facilities, and will be an honorary member of staff for the duration of the Fellowship.

The Fellow will not be expected to undertake any teaching duties.

Method of Application
The mode of application is online via the or contact the Research Office (Telephone +27 (46) 603 8055 or email address research-admin@ru.ac.za).

ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY i.e. IF YOU HAVE OBTAINED YOUR PHD IN THE LAST 5 YEARS PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION. RATHER APPLY FOR THE RHODES UNIVERSITY POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWHIP, or THE ANDREW W. MELLON POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply.

DEADLINES:
Hugh le May Application should be submitted by 31 July 2015.

PLEASE NOTE:
At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be required to present a report on the work undertaken.

The Fellow will be required to appropriately acknowledge the Fellowship and Rhodes University in all publications emanating from the period of the Fellowship.

Contact
Telephone: +27 (46) 603 8936

Or, email address: research-admin@ru.ac.za.

Application Deadline: 31 July 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

Further Fellowship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in South Africa for Students

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