Call for nominations for fellowships

31 March 2008

The Fellowships Committee is calling for nominations for the award of fellowships. Fellowships are awarded in recognition of original, distinguished academic work.


  • Members of academic staff appointed to permanent posts on or before 1 January 2004 are eligible for consideration;
  • Persons whose candidacy for the award was considered in 2005, 2006 and 2007 may not re-apply and may not be re-nominated.

Nominations / Applications

  • Members of Senate are invited to submit nominations; and
  • Officers eligible for the award are invited to submit applications.

Such nominations and applications are to be submitted to the Registrar (for attention Mrs D Benjamin, Room 110, Bremner Building) by Friday, 11 April.

Supporting documentation

Nominations and applications must be accompanied by a citation, a curriculum vitae, details (and copies) of publications (or cited references), and other evidence of distinction. The names, addresses, fax number and/or email addresses of three referees whom the University may consult must be provided. Referees should be persons of standing (preferably of international standing, where the field of activity of the candidate makes this a reasonable requirement) in the discipline in which the candidate is working. The suggested length of the citation is a three-quarter page of typed text in single spacing.

It is also important for a nominator (or applicant) to identify the specific areas in which the nominee (or applicant) has made original contributions to knowledge and to point out the significance of their work, particularly in the international context, by, for example, reference to published work in international journals of recognised academic standing. Publications should include a major work.

A nominator (who is not a fellow) and an applicant, must provide the name of a person, not necessarily a fellow, to perform the role of orator at the meeting(s) of the committee to present the case for the candidate.

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