Sir William Luce Fellowship
The Sir William Luce Memorial Fund welcomes applications for the position of Sir William Luce Fellow which will commence in April 2013.
The Sir William Luce Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the long and distinguished career of Sir William Luce GBE, KCMG, DL (1907-77) in theMiddle Eastduring the era of the transfer of power.
The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive, working on those parts of the Middle East to which Sir William Luce devoted his working life: Iran, the Gulf states, South Arabia and Sudan (now Sudan and South Sudan), and is hosted by Durham University during the Easter term (22 April – 21 June 2013). The Fund will give some preference to proposals linked to the University’s Sudan Archive.The Fellowship, tenable jointly in the Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and Trevelyan College, will entitle the holder to full access to departmental and other University facilities such as the University Library and Information Technology Service. It also carries a grant, accommodation and all meals for the duration of the Fellowship.
The Fellow is expected to deliver a lecture on the subject of his or her research which will be designated 'The Sir William Luce Lecture', and which will form the basis of a paper to be published in a special edition of the Durham Middle East Papers series (Sir William Luce Papers).
For a list of previous Fellows and their published papers see: Visiting Fellows and Sir William Luce Papers
Applicants should send a CV, an outline of their proposed research and contact details for two referees by Friday 31 August 2012 to:
For further information on the Fellowship please contact:
Sir William Luce Memorial fund
Durham University Library
DURHAM DH1 3RN