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The Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships 2011-2012, UK

The Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships,which support research in Renaissance Studies. Two of the Fellowships to be awarded in 2011 are open to all suitable candidates working in the field.The third has been founded in memory of Ruth and Nicolai Rubinstein, with a view to supporting research in Italian history and culture.
Applicants for both Fellowships must be graduates of British or Irish universities, with PhDs awarded in the last five years, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship.The Fellowships are worth £5,500 and should not be held in conjunction with another full-time postdoctoral or academic teaching post. Applicants should be aware that the Society is developing a number of international links, including one with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, which would be willing to provide practical support for Fellows wishing to spend time in Florence.
The period of tenure will be twelve months from 1 October 2011, during which time the Fellows will be invited to attend meetings of the Society’s Council.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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2011 Doctoral Fellowships in UCT Institute for Humanities in Africa

HUMA – the Institute for the Humanities in Africa – is a new initiative at UCT,
intended to create a space of dynamic interdisciplinary community for scholars and students in the humanities at large, and to promote independent and informed debate within wider intellectual publics. Based in the Faculties of Humanities and Law, HUMA’s intellectual agenda is shaped by two primary research themes, On Being Human and Circuits of Consumption.

The doctoral programme on offer will include (non-credit bearing) courses on critical theoretical and methodological issues, which doctoral fellows will be required to attend. Given our interest in nurturing academic talent, doctoral fellows will also be expected to play an active part in HUMA’s intellectual life, including our programme of seminars, symposia and lectures.Each fellowship is worth R149 000 per annum.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
26 April 2011

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CCAPS Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2011-2012, Austin: Climate Change and African Political Stability

The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program will offer up to three pre-doctoral fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year. The CCAPS pre-doctoral fellowship program aims to stimulate the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on the topic of climate change and political stability in Africa. Pre-doctoral fellows are encouraged to present their research within and outside the Center, collaborate on papers or projects with other fellows and faculty, participate in the research activities of CCAPS, attend and take an active role in CCAPS and Strauss Center seminars and conferences, and immerse themselves in the greater University community during their appointment. Pre-doctoral fellowships are available to advanced PhD students from all disciplines, including both the social and natural sciences, as they pertain to relevant topics to the CCAPS program

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

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