Call for Applications: The William A. Douglass Distinguished Scholar Award



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 2013–2014. 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 are 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 2013-2014, we are seeking a specialist in taxation and fiscal autonomy as they relate to issues of self-government and national sovereignty in the current European situation.

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 June 30th) 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.

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 Kate Camino (kcamino@unr.edu), Center for Basque Studies, MS/2322, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557-2322. The deadline for completed applications is December 14, 2012. Applications may be submitted via e-mail to basque@unr.edu, by fax (775-784-1355), or may be mailed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Zulaika at zulaika@unr.edu, or Professor Irujo at irujo@unr.edu, or contact the Center by telephone at 775-784-4854.