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The Sir William Luce Memorial Fund welcomes applications for the
position of Sir William Luce Fellow which will commence in April 2017.

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 the Middle East during 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), and is hosted by Durham
University during Easter term (24 April – 23 June 2017). The Fund may
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, including the Sudan Archive, and Computing and
Information Services. 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 should be cast in such
a way as to form the basis of a paper to be published in a special
edition of the Durham Middle East Papers series.

Applicants should send a CV, an outline of their proposed research and
contact details for two referees, preferably by e-mail, by *Thursday 6
October 2016 *to:

The Secretary

Sir William Luce Memorial Fund

Durham University Library

Palace Green



United Kingdom


For further information about the Luce Fund see

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