PhD placement opportunity at the British Library

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We welcome applications from current PhD students for a three-month funded placement at the British Library, to work on a project mapping collections holdings of North American Indigenous scholarship.  This may be particularly of interest to individuals working in library and information science, museum studies, or with a research interest in indigenous knowledge and decolonising practice.  However, the placements are intended as a professional development opportunity and so applications are welcomed from PhD candidates in any field of study.

The deadline for applying is the 18 December.  Further information about how to apply are available on the British Library website including details about the role and department under the link titled 'Contemporary North American Indigenous Knowledge' in the list on this page.

AHRC funded and self-funded students (UK and international) are eligible to apply.  The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library has made a grant available to support students who are not in receipt of PhD placement funding, up to the value of £4000.  If you would like to find out more about this additional funding, please contact the Eccles Centre via  There is a separate fund that candidates can apply to for additional costs incurred, but please note that this is competitive.

Candidates can apply for more than one of the placements listed, however funding is only guaranteed for this specific placement.