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Announcements are updated quarterly, last update February 25, 2013

Pre-Raphaelite fellowship

A Joint Fellowship from the University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum

The University of Delaware Library, in Newark, Delaware, and the Delaware Art Museum are pleased to offer a joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies. This short-term, one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their friends, associates, and followers. Research of a wider scope, which considers the Pre-Raphaelite movement and related topics in relation to Victorian art and literature, and cultural or social history, will also be considered. Projects which provide new information or interpretation-dealing with unrecognized figures, women writers and artists, print culture, iconography, illustration, catalogues of artists' works, or studies of specific objects-are particularly encouraged, as are those which take into account transatlantic relations between Britain and the United States.

Receiving the Fellowship

The recipient will be expected to be in residence and to make use of the resources of both the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library. The recipient may also take advantage of these institutions' proximity to other collections, such as the Winterthur Museum and Library, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Princeton University Library, and the Bryn Mawr College Library. Each recipient is expected to participate in an informal colloquium on the subject of his or her research during the course of Fellowship residence.

Up to $3,000 is available for the one-month Fellowship. Housing may be provided. Personal transportation is recommended (but not mandatory) in order to fully utilize the resources of both institutions.

The Fellowship is intended for those who hold a Ph.D. or can demonstrate equivalent professional or academic experience. Applications from independent scholars and museum professionals are welcome. By arrangement with the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, scholars may apply to each institution for awards in the same year; every effort will be made to offer consecutive dates.

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for the 2014 Fellowship is November 1, 2013.
Notification of the successful applicant will be announced by December 1, 2013.
The chosen candidate will then be asked to provide a date for assuming the Fellowship by January 1, 2014.

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Application due January 15, 2014

Senior Fellowships:

For established scholars in the field of British art to complete a manuscript or book for immediate publication (up to twelve months) 

The Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship:

Based at the British School at Rome for scholars working on aspects of the Grand Tour or on Anglo-Italian visual culture (up to four months)

Postdoctoral Fellowships:

To transform doctoral research into publishable form (up to six months)

Junior Fellowships:

For scholars in the advanced stages of doctoral research to pursue further study in the UK (based at The Paul Mellon Centre) or in the USA (based at the Yale Center for British Art) (up to three months) 

Educational Programme Grants:

For lectures, symposia, seminars or conferences on British art and architecture

download full details and application form 

Research Support Grants:

To contribute towards travel and subsistence expenses for scholars engaged in research on the history of British art or architecture

For full details and application forms visit http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/20/

British Culture Opportunities

All HBA members are invited to apply for the prestigious programs in British culture operated by the Victorian Society and the Attingham Trust. Please click on the links below for details, and pay special attention to the upcoming application deadlines:

Institute of Historical Research Fellowships

Ongoing call for fellowship applications
Institute of Historical Research
University of London

Over many years the IHR has been an international centre of excellence for the study of history and for the training of future historians. Thanks to the generosity of a range of learned societies, donors and benefactors we not only support early career scholars but also reward the highest quality work produced in seminars, articles and books. Every year the IHR hosts some 30 Junior Research Fellows, dispenses bursaries to help with research trips, conference attendance and the costs of publication, and awards a number of specific prizes. Additionally, we are able to help research students who may be facing temporary strain on their financial resources.

The main focus of our programme is on fellowships. The IHR has two categories of fellowship: senior fellowships and junior research fellowships. Senior fellows comprise honorary fellows, senior research fellows, associate fellows, and visiting fellows. Applications for junior research fellowships, funded for six months or a year, are invited annually. All fellows are entitled to access to the IHR's library, facilities and resources, and in turn are expected to contribute to the activities of the IHR.

Available fellowships are as follows:

Further details and application forms may be obtained from James Lees, the Fellowship Officer, at:

James Lees
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
London WC1E 7HU
Telephone: 020 7862 8747
Fax: 020 7862 8745
email: James.Lees@sas.ac.uk

Completed applications and, where appropriate, letters of reference should also be sent to this e-mail. Further information can be found at http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships.

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