Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
CLOSING DATE: CLOSED
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has established a number of Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Rhodes University. These Fellowships are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a further year.
The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within Departments and Institutes at Rhodes University. The Fellow’s proposed work should complement existing programmes within the host department.
Fellows must hold a recently awarded (within last 5 years) doctoral degree preferably from an institution other than Rhodes University. 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, age, 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. A brief proposal of the intended research should also be provided. The Head of Department/Director of Research Institute recommends the applicant to the Rhodes University Research Office.
VALUE OF THE AWARD
The value of the Fellowship is R180 000 per annum (tax-free) with an additional allocation of R20 000 to be used for research project costs. Fellows may apply for Rhodes University accommodation which is provided at lower than market rental rates.
CONDITIONS OF THE AWARD
Rhodes University requires all publications, conference presentations and other scholarly or creative works emanating from the duration of the Fellowship to duly acknowledge the author's affiliation to Rhodes University.
AWARD OF THE FELLOWSHIPS
Applications will be assessed by a committee comprising the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Development (Chair), The Director: Research Office and a number of Faculty Deans. The committee is not bound to awrd any or all of the Fellowships in any one year.