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Eccles Centre Visiting Fellows in North American Studies

Three awards to be made to post-doctoral scholars normally resident in the UK, outside the M25, whose research, in any field of North American Studies, entails the use of the British Library collection. The award holder must plan to be in research residence at the British Library for a minimum of one month. The British Library website, including public access to the catalogues, can be found at http://www.bl.uk. Enquiries regarding North American holdings can be directed in the first instance to Dr Matthew Shaw (US curator) This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , Dr Dorian Hayes (Canadian curator) This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or to the Eccles Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Each Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow will be entitled to an award of £2,000 for travel and other expenses connected with the research visit to London. The detailed administration of this award will be managed by the British Association for American Studies. The award holder will have privileged access to the collections and the curatorial expertise of the British Library.

Eccles Centre Postgraduate Awards in North American Studies

At least five awards to be made to graduate students normally resident in the UK, outside the M25, whose research, in any field of North American Studies, entails the use of the British Library collection. The award holder must plan to be in research residence at the British Library for a minimum of one month. The British Library website, including public access to the catalogues, can be found at http://www.bl.uk. Enquiries regarding North American holdings can be directed in the first instance to Dr Matthew Shaw (US curator) This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , Dr Dorian Hayes (Canadian curator) This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or to the Eccles Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

The Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellows will be entitled to an award of £400 for travel and other expenses connected with the research visit to London. The detailed administration of this award will be managed by the British Association for American Studies.

Eccles Centre Visiting Professor in North American Studies.

One award to be made to post-doctoral scholar resident in the USA or Canada whose research, in any field of North American Studies, entails the use of the British Library collection. The award holder must plan to be in research residence at the British Library for a minimum of three months. The British Library website, including public access to the catalogues, can be found at http://www.bl.uk. Enquiries regarding North American holdings can be directed in the first instance to Dr Matthew Shaw (US curator) This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , Dr Dorian Hayes (Canadian curator) This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or to the Eccles Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Eccles Centre Visiting Professor will be entitled to an award of £6,000 for travel and other expenses connected with the research visit to London. The British Association for American Studies will manage the detailed administration of this award. The award holder will have privileged access to the collections, dedicated work space and the curatorial expertise of the British Library.

It is anticipated that the Eccles Visiting Professor is likely to beon research sabbatical from his/her university/college in North America, and that the award will supplement other research funds in order to help the professor undertake a period of research at the British Library.

Application Process

All award holders will agree to acknowledge the support provided by the Eccles Centre Visiting Professorship in any publication resulting from this research visit, and to inform the Eccles Centre of any such publications. If the opportunity arises, it is expected that the award holders will present their work at an appropriate Eccles Centre/British Library seminar or conference. 

Applications should be in the form of a brief CV (no more than two pages), and a document explaining the nature of the North American Studies research being proposed at the British Library (no more than two pages).

FOUR Applications must reach Dr. Ian Scott, English and American Studies Subject Area, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK by February 1st, 2008 for research visits to take place in the period March-December 2008. Applications by fax will not be accepted but email attachments will ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ), so long as it conforms to the guidelines set out above.

No extra funding will be available. Candidates must ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover their own needs and the needs of any dependants during their stay.

None of the organisations or individuals connected with this award are in a position to arrange travel or organise accommodation for award holders.

 


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