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					F E L L O W S H IIP S
FELLOWSH PS
     COMMONWEALTH ACADEMIC STAFF FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:      December of each year.
Eligibility:
                  Candidates should normally be Commonwealth citizens or British
                   protected persons and must be permanently resident in a developing
                   country of the Commonwealth.
                  Candidates must hold a doctorate (or other postgraduate qualifications
                   accepted as sufficient for the career he/she is following.
                  Candidates must have been awarded their doctorate no less than five
                   years from the date of taking up the Fellowship.
                  Candidates should have at least two years’ experience as a staff
                   member of a university or similar institution in their home country.
                  Candidates must not be over the age of 50 on 1 October of the year of
                   application.

Form:          Available from the Research Office (Details below).

How often?     Once a year.

Web site:      http://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/commonwealth.html

Purpose:       The aim of the Fellowships is to enable universities in the developing
               countries of the Commonwealth to enhance the experience and build up the
               numbers of their locally born academic staff. The Fellowships are intended
               for men and women of high intellectual standing who may be expected to
               make a significant contribution to their institutions on their return home.

Requirements:
                  The Fellowships are tenable in any academic subject (including medicine
                   and dentistry) and are primarily intended for younger established
                   teachers (not for senior members of departments) who require an in
                   depth programme of study to enhance their teaching and/or research
                   experience.
                  The Fellow's study programme will be closely related to the academic
                   work s(he) will return to take up on completion of the award.
                  Candidates should normally be Commonwealth citizens or British
                   protected persons and must be permanently resident in a developing
                   country of the Commonwealth.
                  Commonwealth Fellowships are NOT available for study towards a
                   higher degree.
                  Commonwealth Fellowships are tenable for six months. Awards will be
                   expected to commence in October of the next year. A later start date
                   can   only     be   considered   in    special   circumstances.   The
                   employing/nominating authority is required to ensure that the
                   candidates will be given the appropriate leave for the duration of the
                   proposed course of studies.
                  Commission needs 3 confidential references (rather than
                   testimonials) specifically relating to the candidate’s suitability for the
                   planned studies.




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                      In recent years, placement of successful candidates has sometimes been
                      delayed by the process of gaining admission to their host university. For this
                      reason, candidates are strongly encouraged to make independent approaches
                      to their preferred institutions prior to, or at the time of, their nomination,
                      without waiting for the result of the selection process by the Commission.
                      Candidates are expected to state their preferred institutions on the application
                      form, but the final decision on host institution will be made by the
                      Commission.

        Conditions:
                         The holder of an award will be expected to reside in the United Kingdom
                          during the tenure and the Commission must be informed in advance of
                          any proposed absence.
                         The award holder may not, during the tenure of the award, serve on the
                          staff of his or her country's official representative in the United Kingdom
                          or, without the prior written consent of the Commission, undertake paid
                          employment.
                         All award holders sign an undertaking to return to their own countries at
                          the end of their awards with a view to resuming or taking up the
                          university appointment in connection with which they are nominated.
                         A Commonwealth Fellowship may not normally be held concurrently
                          with any other award.
                         A Fellow will be expected to take up the award from the date stated by
                          the Commission. If a Fellow cannot take up an award during the UK
                          academic year for which it is offered, the fellowship offer will lapse.


        Contact:      Ms SS Kom-Mahlulo
                      Research Office
                      Department of Research and Innovation
                      Tel:    650 2892
                      Fax:    650 5768
                      E-mail: koms@bremner.uct.ac.za


Notes




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     ERNEST OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL TRUST – OVERSEAS
      SABBATICAL SUPPORT
Deadline:      Ad hoc (apply well in advance of proposed sabbatical support).
Eligibility:   Full-time academics undertaking medium to longer-term overseas research
               and sabbatical visits.

Purpose:       The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust awards a limited number of grants each
               year for full time academics undertaking medium to longer-term overseas
               research and sabbatical visits. Preference is given to candidates with a
               proven record of academic and teaching excellence coupled with financial
               need.

How often?     Ad hoc.

Requirements: Applicants should submit a detailed motivation for support to the Manager of
              the Trust and include the following information: Personal Information and
              Academic and Teaching Record; Intended Research; Financial Position;
              Motivation.

Conditions:    The Trust only provides part contribution towards the overall costs.

Contact:       The Manager
               The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust
               Tel:   011 377 7312
               Fax:   011 834 3682

     ERNEST OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL TRUST – OVERSEAS
      STUDY GRANTS
Deadline:      Ad hoc (apply well in advance of proposed study period).
Eligibility:   The grant does not provide assistance for undergraduate and honours
               studies nor does it consider application for study towards professional
               qualifications such as MBAs. Preference is given to candidates with a proven
               track record of academic excellence coupled with financial need.

Purpose:       The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust awards a limited number of grants each
               year at post-graduate level towards the costs of overseas study where the
               specialisation cannot be pursued locally.

How often?     Ad hoc.

Requirements: Applicants should submit a detailed motivation for support to the Manager of
              the Trust and include the following information: Personal Information;
              Current Qualifications; Intended Study; Financial Position; Motivation. If
              certain documents cannot be produced or information is lacking from the
              application, reasons for their omission should be provided. Failure to comply
              with these requirements leads to protracted evaluations of appeals and could
              result in the candidate being disqualified form consideration. Kindly note that
              the Trust expects applicants to submit the proposals themselves, third party
              applications or those made by parents on behalf of their children are not
              encouraged.

Conditions:    The Trust only provides part contribution towards the overall costs.

Contact:       The Manager
               The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust
               Tel:   011 377 7312
               Fax:   011 834 3682




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             ERNEST OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL TRUST – LOCAL STUDY
              GRANTS

        Deadline:      Ad hoc (apply well in advance).
        Eligibility:   The Trust does not provide assistance to undergraduate, honours and
                       masters study nor does it consider applications towards professional
                       qualifications such as MBAs. Preference is given to doctoral candidates with
                       a proven records of academic excellence coupled with financial need.

        Purpose:       The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust awards a limited number of grants each
                       year at the doctoral level for local study for individuals who are teaching at
                       academic institutions and intend to pursue an academic career but do not
                       have sufficient funding to successfully complete their studies.

        How often?     Ad hoc.

        Requirements: Applicants should submit a detailed motivation for support to the Manager
                      of the Trust and include the following information: Personal Information;
                      Current Qualifications and Job Description; Intended Study; Financial
                      Position; Motivation. If certain documents cannot be produced or
                      information is lacking from the application, reasons for their omission
                      should be provided. Failure to comply with these requirements leads to
                      protracted evaluations of appeals and could result in the candidate being
                      disqualified form consideration. Kindly note that the Trust expects
                      applicants to submit the proposals themselves.

        Conditions:    Where support is agreed, applicants would be expected to contribute
                       something towards the costs of their studies, based on their financial
                       situation.

        Contact:       The Manager
                       The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust
                       Tel:   011 377 7312
                       Fax:   011 834 3682




Notes




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     FULBRIGHT: NEW CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAMME

Deadline:      October.
Eligibility:
                  Scholars and professionals in any area of the social sciences or
                   humanities concerned with the study of women or gender are welcome
                   to apply to the New Century Scholars Programme (NCS). Please note
                   that participation in this programme is not limited to women; both men
                   and women are encouraged to apply.
                  Candidates should be active in the academic, public or private sector,
                   demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a distinguished record of
                   experience, research and accomplishment in an area clearly related to
                   the New Century Scholars Programme theme.
                  Applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the programme’s
                   theme and objectives, and be open to exploring and incorporating
                   comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations.
                  For academic applicants, a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a
                   relevant field.
                  Selected New Century Scholars from South Africa will be expected to:
                   a)   Have South African citizenship
                   b)   Reside in South Africa
                   c)   Conduct research in the USA for two to six months
                   d)   Participate in the Orientation Programme
                   e)   Participate in the Mid-term meeting
                   f)   Attend in its entirety final plenary seminar in Washington, D.C.

Form:          Available from the Research Office (Details below).

Purpose:       Build on the strengths of the Fulbright Scholar Programme by extending its
               mission and outreach.

How often?     Annually.

Web site:      http://www.fulbright.org.za

Conditions:    All NCS Scholars are expected to make a visit of two – six months’ duration
               during the course of the programme year. Fellows may plan their visits to
               begin in August and should complete them be April. All applicants are
               responsible for prearranging and confirming their own affiliations, as well as
               making any housing and other arrangements related to carrying out their
               research activities in the US and at the US host institution.

Contact:       Mrs Jacky Sylvester
               Research Office
               Department of Research and Innovation
               Tel:    650 2689/2892
               Fax:    650 5768
               E-mail: joliver@bremner.uct.ac.za




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     FULBRIGHT: SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCHER PROGRAMME

Deadline:          November.
Eligibility:
                  Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience.

                  Five years post-doctoral university or technikon teaching experience in
                   South Africa.

                  A solid publishing track record.

                  Candidates must be South African citizens.

                  Candidates must not have held a Fulbright grant for study, teaching or
                   research in the US within the last three years.

                  Candidates should be in possession of a doctoral degree, followed by at
                   least five years university or technikon teaching experience in South Africa.

                  Project proposals should relate directly to their ongoing lecturing and/or
                   research responsibilities.

                  Preference is given to those without recent experience in the United States.

                  The proposal must be carried out in a US University or research centre
                   approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

                  Proposals involving doctoral dissertation research, postdoctoral research
                   immediately following the completion of a doctoral degree, attendance of
                   conferences or general professional travel are not acceptable.

                  Candidates should be in good health in order to be able to carry out their
                   projects. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a Medical History
                   and Examination Form.

                  Candidates must be thoroughly comfortable using English as their principal
                   language of research, and possible lecturing.

                  Candidates should have adequate financial support while in the United States.

                  Persons desiring or holding permanent residence in the United States are
                   not eligible to apply for Fulbright grants to the United States. Persons who
                   are citizens of both South Africa and the United Sates are also ineligible.

Form:              Available from the Research Office (Details below).

Purpose:           Grants to conduct independent postdoctoral research at a US academic or
                   research institution.

How often?         Annually.

Web site:          http://www.fulbright.org.za

Contact:           Ms SS Kom-Mahlulo
                   Research Office
                   Department of Research and Innovation
                   Tel:    650 2892
                   Fax:    650 5768
                   E-mail: koms@bremner.uct.ac.za




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