Friday, September 10, 2010

Fellowship Ethnographic Writing, University of Toronto

Fellowship in Ethnographic Writing
The Centre for Ethnography (CE) at the University of Toronto, Scarborough (UTSC) is pleased to announce an annual Fellowship in Ethnographic Writing. Writing is a key component of the work of an anthropologist but it takes time and benefits from some distance from the fieldwork itself and from other obligations. In recognition of this fact the CE is introducing a Fellowship in Ethnographic Writing. The Fellowship will be awarded for one academic term (Fall or Winter, for 3 months) and will be held at UTSC. The successful Fellow will be expected to be present at least two days a week at UTSC, to participate in all events at the Centre during that term, including colloquia, to offer a seminar presentation of the work in progress, and possibly to offer one or two guest lectures in undergraduate courses, as appropriate.
The call is now open for a fellowship during winter 2011. Applicants should supply a statement of no more than 5 double spaced pages describing their writing project, indicating the stage which it is at, and precisely what they wish to accomplish during the duration of the fellowship.
Explicit attention to questions of genre, narrative, and audience are welcome but not essential. Successful applicants will be either at the postdoctoral stage (engaged in transforming a thesis into a book or
articles) or in the process of completing the doctoral thesis.
All applicants must have completed their doctoral fieldwork and begun writing up. The current stipend is set at $10,000; during tenure of the Fellowship it is expected that the Fellow will devote full attention to the writing and thus not serve as a course instructor or teaching assistant.
The closing date for applications for winter 2011 is September 30 and a decision will be announced within 2-3 weeks thereafter. Please send all applications, including the names of two referees, to Professor Michael Lambek, Department of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough ON M1C 1A4, Canada and also an electronic copy to