FASS Visiting Fellowships

Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship

The Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship (IMMF) was instituted in 1984, following a generous grant from the Isaac Manasseh Meyer Foundation to support research fellowships tenable at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for academics specializing in any area of arts and social sciences to visit and spend time at the Faculty, conducting research and giving lectures and seminars. Fellows are expected to engage in collaborative research with faculty members. The typical duration of IMMF is one month or less. The Visiting Scholars Scheme (VSS) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) will be integrated into the IMMF with effect from 2011.

Eligibility

The IMMF scheme is open to scholars (usually beyond Post-doctoral level) in any area of the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to those who can contribute to the strategic areas of research of the Faculty with collaborative projects or projects leading to a major grant proposal. Please visit the websites of the Departments, Programmes and CLS (see list at the bottom of this page) for information on the Faculty's research foci.

Financial assistance

The award is non-renewable. The visiting scholar will be provided with the following:

  • Nett return airfare via the most direct and economical route (one-time claim only)
  • A stipend of $75 per day and reimbursement for accommodation up to $150/night for the first 30 days.
  • A stipend of $150 per day for stay beyond 30 days.

FASS Visiting Fellowship for Distinguished Scholars

The goal of this scheme is to attract researchers of high academic distinction to the FASS for short-term visits. Visitors are expected to engage in collaborative research with faculty members. The minimum duration of the visit is five days and the maximum duration of the visit is thirty days.

Eligibility

Prospective visitors should be a full professor, an acknowledged expert in a specialized field, who has made a significant impact in a discipline, and has a distinguished scholarly record. The visitor should take part or assist in direct research with the faculty members or collaborate in joint publications or grant proposals.

Financial assistance

The award is non-renewable. The visiting scholar will be provided with the following:

  • Nett return airfare via the most direct and economical route
  • Reimbursement for accommodation, up to $250 per night
  • A generous stipend of $200 per day.

Invitation to Apply

  • Specific scheme
  • Intended purpose of visit
  • Research plans/ schedule in FASS
  • Expected outcome of visit
  • Curriculum Vitae

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the relevant visiting periods are indicated below:

Visiting Period Application Deadlines Application Results
1 Apr 2015 – 11 Mar 2016

Applications to Heads/Director: 16 January 2105

Departments to submit supported application(s) to Research Division:  23 January 2015
Early March 2015