Author Topic: Andrew Mellon Fellowships at Rhodes University, South africa  (Read 873 times)


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The Andrew Mellon Foundation has established two Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, which may be awarded for a minimum of one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further year at Rhodes University.

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

Value of the Award:
Each Fellowship is a package of R125 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 between R2200-R3000 per month. Fellows may apply for such accommodation on a first come first serve basis.

Award of the Fellowships:
Nominations for the Fellowships should be directed to the Research Office ( 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.

Closing Date:
Applications for the 2011 Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships close on 31 July 2010.

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