The Robert Burns Fellowship 2025

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

The Robert Burns Fellowship 2025-2400368



The Robert Burns Fellowship was established in 1958 by a group of citizens, who wished to remain anonymous, to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Robert Burns, and to perpetuate appreciation of the valuable services rendered to the early settlement of Otago by the Burns family.

The general purpose of the Fellowship is to encourage and promote imaginative New Zealand literature, and to associate writers thereof with the University. It is attached to the Department of English at the University of Otago.

The Fellowship duration is from 1 February 2025 to 31 January 2026. The stipend for the Fellowship is equivalent to a Lecturer’s salary and may include a contribution to travel/removal expenses. The salary is payable in twelve equal monthly instalments.

For further information about the Fellowship and previous recipients, please see below for attached Conditions of Award.


The following supporting material should be uploaded when you complete your online application:
•    Covering letter including short biography.
•    Curriculum vitae.
•    Details of published work.
•    A 500-word outline of work contemplated.
•    Samples of work (there is no minimum or maximum amount required).

Please apply via the Recruitment System. We encourage all documentation to be submitted via this system, the following file formats are accepted for attachments:
•    Word (.doc/.docx).
•    Word Perfect (.wpd).
•    Excel (.xls/.xlsx).
•    Rich Text Format (.rtf).
•    Portable Document Format (.pdf).

You may attach up to 10 files, and each file must not exceed 1.5 Mb.

Testimonials and names of referees are not required.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team.

If you have any queries about the Fellowship, please email the Arts Fellowship Administrator.

Applications will close on Sunday, 2 June 2024.

Additional Information

Contact: Arts Fellowship Administrator

Contact: Recruitment Team     Tel: +64 3 479 8275

Position details: Conditions of Award

Guidelines for Academic Positions: Guidelines

Further Information: Fellowship Website

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Location: About Dunedin

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Employment Status
 Fixed Term 
Salary Level and Range
 Please see information above
 Humanities Divisional Office
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