Call for nominations: University of Tasmania Visiting Fellows & Visiting Scholars Program

Nominations for round 13 of the University of Tasmania's Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars Program are now open. Grant funds will be available to support visits to the University in 2018.

The Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars Program offers Scholarships to support short-term visits to the University of Tasmania by academics, scholars and other eminent individuals, normally from outside Tasmania. The Program is designed to benefit areas or activities of strategic priority for the University by, for example:

  • Strengthening academic networks to underpin ongoing scholarly activity
  • Achieving scholarly outcomes (e.g. publications) in key areas, through research leadership and collaborative research
  • Enhancing the professional development of University staff through exposure to teaching and learning leaders
  • Enhancing educational programs through collaborative teaching projects
  • Raising the scholarly and public profile of the University.

This Policy should be read in conjunction with the University’s Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars Program Procedure.

Policy Provisions

Funding the Program

$300,000 funding is available per annum for the University of Tasmania’s Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars Program.

As guidelines, the following are the maximum amounts likely to be granted by the Program Selection Committee:

  • University of Tasmania Visiting Fellows – $25,000-$30,000
  • University of Tasmania Visiting Scholars – $8,000

The Program provides an indicative maximum funding level for each category of visitor, but allows the flexibility to exceed these maxima in appropriate circumstances.

Program Description

The Program supports two categories of visitor: Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars.

University of Tasmania Visiting Fellows

  • Those carrying the title of Visiting Fellow will normally be internationally well-known individuals who are making high-profile visits to the University.
  • To be eligible to be considered for a University of Tasmania Visiting Fellowship a nominee must, as a minimum, hold a PhD or equivalent.
  • The University will normally make a substantial financial contribution.

Duration of a visit is typically around 3 months, although shorter visits will sometimes  be appropriate.

University of Tasmania Visiting Scholars

  • University of Tasmania Visiting Scholars may be internationally well-known individuals whose visit is not high profile, or they may be less well-known.
  • The University’s financial contribution will normally be more modest than that awarded to Visiting Fellows.
  • To be eligible to be considered for a University of Tasmania Visiting Scholarship a nominee must, as a minimum, hold a PhD or equivalent.

Nomination and Selection

Details regarding the nomination, selection and invitation processes for visits can be found in the Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars Program Procedures.

Program Administration

The Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars Program and the Program budget is administered by the Office of the Provost.

Nominations and approved visits are administered by the Sponsoring Organisational Unit.

The Sponsoring Organisational Unit should liaise with the University’s Human Resources, Financial Services, Communications and Media Office and Events and Protocol, as appropriate.

Maintaining post-visit contact with past visitors is primarily the responsibility of the Sponsoring Organisational Unit. The Alumni Office may also maintain ongoing contact. Successful visits could be followed up by further invitations, honorary appointments and so on.

Intellectual Property

It is the responsibility of the Sponsoring Organisational Unit to ensure visitors adhere to the University’s Intellectual Property policy.

Program Review

The Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars Program will be evaluated periodically to assess matters such as the:

  • Appropriateness of the budget allocation
  • Adequacy of the Program structure, guidelines and procedures
  • Benefits of running the Program, relative to costs.
Application date
9 Oct 2017
Duration
Ca. 3 months
Country
Oceania New Zealand
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
Visiting Scholars: up to NZ$ 8.000; Visiting Fellows: up to NZ$ 30.000
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