Reno, Nevada, USA. The Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno is now accepting applications for the William A. Douglass Distinguished Scholar Award for the academic year 2012–2013. This award was established in 2005 in conjunction with the ministries of Education, Culture, and Foreign Affairs of the Basque Government. The Douglass Scholar must be a specialist in some aspect of Basque Studies, and the areas of expertise from which candidates will be drawn may vary from year to year in order to ensure representation from a broad range of disciplines. The scholar will be chosen on the basis of his/her contribution to Basque Studies and consistent record of research, achievement and scholarly innovation. For 2012-2013, they are seeking specialist in Art (Fine Art; Theory, History and Politics of Art).
During the award period, the Distinguished Scholar is expected to complete a substantial research and writing project, which is normally published by the Center. In conjunction with CBS faculty, the Scholar is also expected to participate in an international conference in his/her field of expertise. The Center for Basque Studies organizes such conferences annually as an important part of its research mission. The Distinguished Scholar is based in Reno for the duration of the award (September 1st, until July 31st) and is expected to contribute actively to the academic community at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Center provides a fully equipped office at the Center, affordable housing for the Scholar and a monthly stipend to cover living costs.
Former distinguished scholars include: Dr. Gregorio Monreal (2005-06), Dr. Pedro Ibarra (2006-07), Bernardo Atxaga (2007-08), Dr. Javier Echeverria (2008-09), Dr. Santiago de Pablo (2009-10), and Dr. Oscar Alvarez Gila (2010-2011). This year’s incumbents are Drs. Clara Urdangarin and Joseba Etxebeste.
Applicants should submit a detailed narrative of the proposed research (not to exceed two single-spaced pages in English) together with a résumé and the names/addresses of two referees to Ms. Kate Camino (email@example.com), Center for Basque Studies, MS/2322, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557-2322. The deadline for completed applications is December 16, 2011. Applications may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax (775-784-1355), or may be mailed to Ms. Camino. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Zulaika at email@example.com, Professor Sandra Ott at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Center by telephone on 775-784-4854.
-CBS webpage: http://basque.unr.edu
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