2021 Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships at the British Library: Applications Open

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November 26, 2020 to January 15, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Slavery

The Eccles Centre for American Studies invites applications from researchers from any disciplinary or creative background to spend time exploring the British Library's North American collections.


We are keen to hear from all kinds of original researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the Canadian, US or Caribbean collections of the Library.


We therefore welcome not only applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, but also from creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic monograph or article, creative non-fiction, a poetry collection, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection...all these kinds of projects and more will be considered. Funding is available to individuals based in the UK, Europe, Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean.


Details on eligibility, how to apply, what the Fellowship offers and what we expect of our Fellows, are all available on the Eccles Centre website.


The deadline for receipt of applications is 17:00 GMT on Friday 15 January 2021.


Fellowships may be taken up at any point after 1 May 2021 and must be completed by 30 April 2024.


If you're interested in this Fellowship programme but are unsure if it's right for you, please get in touch and someone from the Eccles team can advise. Please also spread the word, and if you do send in an application, good luck!

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