The Fellowship is intended to promote work of scientific value, relevant to the economic problems of the Eastern Cape, which could contribute to the upliftment of the people of the region.
It is also seen as a fitting memorial to Desmond Hobart Houghton.
Funding for the establishment of the Fellowship has been provided by Hobart Houghton’s former students and associates and by the Liberty Life Educational Foundation.
The term over which the Fellowship is awarded is usually flexible and renewable, and will be decided upon in conjunction with the circumstances of the successful applicant and the nature of the research and progress made.
In the past, the Fellowship has typically been awarded for one year, which is still a possibility, but the current strategy of the department is to invite applicants for the Fellowship for shorter periods, for example 6-8 weeks during the second semester of the academic year.
The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Grahamstown for the period of the Fellowship.
Deadline: 30th September
For more information and application, visit: Hobart Houghton Fellowship Website