Long-term Research Fellowships in Intellectual, Cultural and Art History for 2019/20, United Kingdom


December 10, 2018


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We are offering three Frances A. Yates long-term fellowships and one Erasmus long-term fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year for either nine or twelve month periods.

The aim of these awards is to provide financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London to enable scholars to undertake a period research in intellectual, cultural or art history at the Warburg Institute. Part of the award may also be used for up to four weeks of research travel.  Awards are open to both early-career and experienced researchers.

The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity. Its open-stack Library, Photographic Collection and Archive serve as an engine for interdisciplinary research, postgraduate teaching and a prestigious events and publication programme.

The annual group of fellows benefits from and contributes to the vibrant intellectual life of the Institute.  They are given a space to work, are able to offer an introduction to their work in a Tea Time Talk, deliver a paper in the Warburg’s long-running Work-in-Progress Seminar and are encouraged to contribute the Institute’s blog: Mnemosyne. Situated in the heart of the Bloomsbury Knowledge Quarter, the Warburg offers scholars the opportunity to engage with academics not only within the institute, but also at local universities, museum and galleries and research institutes.

Frances A. Yates Long-term Fellowships – three available

These fellowships are intended for scholars at any stage of their post-doctoral career. All Fellows will be expected to carry out original research on the topic for which they have been awarded their fellowship. Applications will not be accepted from candidates proposing to revise their doctoral dissertation for publication.

The research being proposed should in any aspect of cultural, intellectual and art history. Preference will be given to work concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions.

Erasmus Long-term Fellowship – one available

This fellowship is intended for early-career scholars for the purpose carrying out additional research required to develop their PhD thesis into a book and prepare it for publication in the subject areas of Intellectual, Cultural and Art History.

Please note the following applies to all fellowships:

  • Those who have previously held a long-term fellowship at the Institute are not eligible to apply.
  • These Fellowship's may not be held concurrently with another fellowship or award.
  • Candidates from outside the EU will need to check the regulations for acquiring a visa to visit the UK for their Fellowship. 
  • Fellowships are tenable at the Warburg Institute and begin in October 2019 for either a nine- or twelve-month period. Fellows are paid a stipend of £ £37,616 for a 12-month fellowships and a pro-rata amount of that sum for a nine-month fellowship. 
  • Payment will be made in six installments across the period of the fellowship.

How to apply and closing date 

Please read the notes below on completing the application form before beginning your application.

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Monday, 10 December 2018 

1. References

Please provide two references in support of your application. We prefer to receive references in English but if necessary will accept references only in French, Italian, Spanish or German. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ask his/her two referees to supply letters of reference, and it is strongly advised that referees are contacted well in advance of 30 November. We will not contact referees on your behalf. References must be emailed by your referees as Word or PDF document attachments (on headed paper, signed and scanned) direct to warburg@sas.ac.uk and the applicant’s surname and “Warburg Long-term Fellowship” must appear in the subject line of the email. 

2.  Research proposal:

Please copy and paste your research abstract and proposal into the application form. You are  asked to provide the following:

  • Research project title
  • Research project abstract (max 150 words)
  • A detailed description of your proposed research project (no more than 800 words)  which should also include:
    • Details of the outputs you intend to complete. 
    • A brief timetable for your research work to demonstrate the feasibility of completing your work within the period of the Fellowship.
    • Your reasons for needing to carry out your research at the Warburg and examples of the resources you will use (human and material resources).
    • A description of the contribution you will make to the intellectual life of the Institute. 

3. Curriculum vitae:

Please upload your CV. Your CV should be no longer than 3 x A4 pages and should give full details of name, address (including e-mail address), present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience, and publications. Please ensure that you include the start and end dates for all positions/scholarships/study periods/funding etc held.

4. Writing sample.

The writing sample should be 1,000 words maximum and be a short introduction, part of an article or chapter or similar written preferably in English (but a writing sample in French, Italian, Spanish or German will also be acceptable).  Please copy and paste the writing sample into the application form.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection procedure

The Selection committee will assess the quality of applications with reference to the following criteria:  

  • The academic record of the candidate as exhibited by the CV and references;  
  • The originality and significance of the proposed research to the applicant’s field;  
  • How well the candidate’s research complements the Warburg’s resources and areas of expertise of its staff
  • How active the candidate is as a scholar and his or her expected contribution to the intellectual life of the Warburg Institute. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview which will take place in week commencing 4 February 2019. Overseas candidates will have the option to be interviewed via Skype

Applicants will be advised of the final outcome by Friday 15 February 2019.

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November 12, 2018