Recent recipients of doctorates in film and cultural studies should
consider this opportunity here in Hong Kong.
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
THE SOCIETY OF SCHOLARS IN THE HUMANITIES
The University of Hong Kong is launching the Society of Scholars in
the Humanities, a society of young scholars involved in cutting-edge
research. It is designed to encourage critical and creative thought
both within and between the disciplines in the Arts and Humanities.
There are three research Scholarships for 2009. There will be an open
competition based purely on research potential for scholars working in
the following areas: Art History, Comparative Literature (including
Film Studies), English Literature, Linguistics, History, Music,
Each Scholarship is for two years and is non-renewable. Applicants are
invited from all educational institutions across the world. The
Scholarships are intended for researchers early in their careers to
carry out innovative research; candidates are expected to be either
graduate students in the final stages of their Ph.D. studies, or
researchers who have been awarded their Ph.D. degree for not more than
two years from the date of application. Details about the Society are
available at http://humanities.hku.hk/home/sohscholars.html.
Scholars will be provided with free accommodation and breakfast at the
Robert Black College, office space, one return airfare per year, a
research grant of up to HK$15,000 a year, and a stipend of HK$23,000
per month (Scholars who have not yet been awarded a Ph.D. degree will
receive a salary of HK$19,000 per month). Successful candidates will
be appointed as Research Scholar.
Although the Scholarship is primarily designed to encourage original
research, Scholars will be expected to teach one course per year,
interact with staff and students, present their research in colloquia
and conferences, and organize a lecture series. All Scholars are
expected to be resident in Hong Kong during the teaching semesters and
may carry out research abroad for up to 100 days a year.
The application form along with CV, research proposal (max. 1500
words) and two referees' reports must be received by the School of
Humanities by April 17, 2009. All Scholarships begin on September 1,
2009. Further particulars and application forms can be obtained at
about the Scholarship can be directed to Ms. Vivian Chu, Secretary of
the Society of Scholars (e-mail: [log in to unmask]). There are no
interviews. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June
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