2012 Rhodes Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Rhodes University, South Africa

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The University Council has established several Rhodes University Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Sciences which may be awarded for a minimum of one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further year.


The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes 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.


Applications should be made through Heads of Departments or Directors of Research Institutes. Applications must include a full curriculum vitae and the names  and full contact details 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 or benefit.  This must then be submitted to the Research Office.


Each Fellowship is a package of R130 000 per annum with an additional allocation of a maximum of R10 000 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. This must be negotiated with the Host. As an indication of the Award's value in South African terms, accommodation on the Rhodes Campus is priced from about R2200-R3000 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 with full affiliation to Rhodes University being given with any publications ensuing. 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 fellowship paid to the Fellow should the Fellow terminate his/her contract prior to its completion.


Nominations for the Fellowships should be directed to the Research Office (research-admin@ru.ac.za). The determination of awards will be made by a committee comprising the Deputy Vice-Chancellor:  Research and Development (Chair), and a selection of Faculty Deans. The committee is not bound to award any or all of the Fellowships in any one year.


Applications for the 2012 Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships close on 31 July 2011.

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