The Rex Nettleford Fellowship
In Cultural Studies 2013
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the REX NETTLEFORD FELLOWSHIP IN CULTURAL STUDIES, 2013.

T he Fellowship was established by the Rhodes Trust to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Scholarships in the Caribbean in 2004 and to honour the distinguished contribution of Professor the Honorable Rex Nettleford O.M. to higher education and to the cultural life of the Caribbean. The prize will be awarded annually.

The terms and conditions of the Fellowship are:

1. The awardee should be a resident of the Caribbean under the age of 35 years.

2. All areas of scholarship in the field of Cultural Studies, including the creative arts, may be pursued.

3. The value of the award will be ₤10,000 with an associated travel grant of ₤2,000.

4. The award holder will be expected to use the tenure of the award to either complete an existing piece of work or to develop a new project.

5. The award holder will be encouraged to give a seminar, workshop or public lecture on his or her or her project, which would be made more generally available on the website of the Rhodes Trust.

6. The Selection Panel for the Fellowship will comprise representatives of the Rhodes Trust and other distinguished persons in the intellectual and cultural life of the Caribbean.

A candidate is required to submit the following materials:

(a) A birth certificate (original or certified copy);
(b) A proposal (maximum 750 words) outlining how the candidate would utilize the award;
Copies of evidence of examinations passed (including original or certified copy Certificates), diplomas or degrees obtained, academic achievements and/or awards.
(d) Letters of reference from three (3) persons who can speak to the candidate’s talent, scholarship and promise.  The letters should be sealed and sent directly by the referees to the Secretary;
(e) Three (3) copies of a Resume (no more than two foolscap pages long) setting out the candidate’s personal details, educational achievements and awards and general interests;
(f) A letter from the candidate enclosing the above and applying for the Fellowship.

The closing date for receipt of applications by the Jamaica/Caribbean Secretary to the Rhodes Trust (‘the Secretary’), the address of whom is stated below, is April 30, 2013.

Further information may be obtained from:

(1) The Jamaican and Caribbean Secretary to the Rhodes Trust
21 East Street
Kingston, Jamaica
Tel: 876 - 922-5960
Fax: 876 - 922-7575


(2) The Office of Administration
University of the West Indies
Mona, Kingston 7
Tel: 876-977-2407


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