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The United States Studies Centre (ussc.edu.au) at the University of Sydney invites applicants for Visiting Scholar Fellowships for 2016-17 (July 1 2016 - May 31 2017). A small number of stipends of up to $35,200 (AUD) will be available for academics who take leave from their home institutions and wish to spend 2-12 months at the US Studies Centre. We encourage four-month fellowships that overlap with either the Autumn or Spring semesters of the University’s academic calendar (August-November 2016; March-June 2017). In special circumstances, fellowships can granted for an entire year, but applicants should be aware that the summer-break from November to March interrupts the life of the Centre.
Stipends are meant to supplement sabbatical or other salary; we are unable to provide additional research funds. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2015 for visits to begin as early as July 1 2016.
Our criteria for selection include: demonstrated evidence of first-rate scholarship on any aspect of American or U.S. studies; potential synergies with academic staff affiliated with the Centre; and willingness to interact with the larger Australian academic community. We expect that Fellows will use the stipend to make progress on a serious writing project for which the US Studies Centre will be credited for support and will, while in residence, make a formal presentation of the research.
In addition to an office, access to the University of Sydney library, and assistance in traveling to Australia and finding housing, the particular terms of the offer will be negotiated individually depending on duration of the visit and seniority of the candidate. Please note that we are unable to provide separate assistance for spouses or partners.
To apply, please send the following materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2015:
1) 3-4 page double-space proposed plan of work 2) CV 3) The names and email addresses of 2 references 4) Budget for period proposed
Successful applicants will be notified by the beginning of February.