brown university | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Scholarship Programme for Researchers in Classics at Brown University, USA

In close cooperation with the Department of Classics at Brown University, the Gerda Henkel Foundation offers outstanding scholars in Classics an opportunity for academic research in the USA. The goal of this scholarship is to strengthen the academic exchange between established scholars from the USA and German-speaking countries. The Gerda Henkel Scholarship is awarded every two years. It covers the costs for one academic year (i.e. September to May) at Brown University, the costs of a substitute for a period of nine months at the scholar’s home university as well as support for travel and other research-related expenses. The Gerda Henkel Foundation will also cover 50 percent of the housing costs. The other half will be covered by Brown University. During the period of funding, the grant holders have no teaching obligations. The scholarship is awarded bi-annually.

Eligible candidates must:
Currently be employed by a German-speaking university or comparable academic research institution hold at least a PhD degree and demonstrate superior academic achievements give at least one lecture on their research interests during their stay at Brown, be available for occasional discussions with interested graduate students, and generally take part in the intellectual and social life of the Department of Classics present the results of their research at Brown to the Gerda Henkel Foundation, in a report and/or academic publication.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
31 October 2011.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships 2011-12, USA

The Pembroke Center annually supports three or four postdoctoral research fellows in residence for an academic year. Candidates who do work that is qualitative and humanistic in nature are drawn from the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences. Fellows may not hold a tenured position. The Center has an annual research focus.

We welcome applications from scholars from any field. Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research. Brown University is an EE