Victoria University of Wellington John David Stout Scholarships in New Zealand Studies for International Scholars (From ANY Country or Occupation!)

JD Stout Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: New Zealand studies
Course Level: Graduate Research
Provider: Stout Trust
Country to Study in: New Zealand

Scholarship Description
The Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in partnership with funding from the Stout Trust offers the John David Stout Scholarship in New Zealand Studies for students from any country or occupation.

The JD Stout Fellowship has been created to foster research in New Zealand society, history and culture by providing the Fellow with an opportunity to work within an academic environment for the year of tenure.

The JD Stout Fellowship, which was established in 1985, awards a scholar of high standing the opportunity to research an area of New Zealand society, history or culture. The Fellowship has resulted in a body of influential publications in the field of New Zealand studies.

Victoria University of Wellington John David Stout Scholarships

The Fellowship is open to researchers in any area of study relating to New Zealand society, history or culture, but is not intended to fund the writing of a novel, play or other literary work.

Applicants should be scholars of high standing, with an established publication record, who have a particular project they wish to initiate or complete. They must be able to devote themselves to full-time research and writing on their chosen topic. Preference may be given to an applicant who proposes a fresh field of research.

The successful applicant will spend a major part of his or her time at the Stout Research Centre so as to be able to take an active part in the life of the Centre.

There is no restriction on either the nationality or occupation of applicants. The Fellowship will not be awarded to anyone whose research is concurrently supported by their regular employment, nor for the writing of a PhD.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country

Participating Institutions
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Fields of study
Any area of study relating to New Zealand society, history or culture

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The tenure of the Fellowship is for 12 months, normally to be taken up on 1 February each year. The period of this award is expected to be spent at the Stout Research Centre

Scholarship benefits
The salary for the Fellowship will be within the Research Fellow scale depending upon the qualifications and experience of the applicant. An allowance for travel and research may be negotiated. Where the Fellow is travelling from overseas, some recognition may be given to the cost of travel.

It is expected that a publication will result from the tenure of the Fellowship. All aspects of publication (negotiation of contract with publisher, design, etc.) are the responsibility of the Fellow. A room in the Stout Research Centre will be provided for the duration of the Fellowship, with access to computer, library and other facilities.

Method of Application
Applications for the JD Stout Fellowship are generally invited during August-September of the preceding year. Applications can be made through Victoria University's home page under Vacancies.

Applicants should provide personal details and an outline of relevant published writings and work in progress. The proposed programme of work during the tenure of the Fellowship must be included, with an indication of the use likely to be made of the resources available in Wellington such as the Alexander Turnbull Library and Archives New Zealand. In making the appointment, considerable weight will be given to published writings of high quality.

The application round takes place around August-September each year for the appointment of the following year's JD Stout Fellow. The closing date for submitting applications for 2018 appointment is 15 October 2017

Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament, and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2017
Open to International students: Yes

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