(Ref.: RF-2008/2009-553)

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, Philosophy. 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 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 . Enquiries about the Scholarship can be directed to Ms. Vivian Chu, Secretary of the Society of Scholars (e- mail: There are no interviews. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 30, 2009. The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy.