Fellowship: Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellowships

University of Oxford

Deadline: 1 December 2019

The Bodleian Libraries are now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year. Proposals are invited from researchers who will benefit from an uninterrupted period of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2019.

· Humfrey Wanley Fellowships: supporting a short period of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Up to 3 months.
· Sassoon Visiting Fellowships: supporting a short period of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Up to 3 months.
· Sassoon Visiting Fellowships in South Asian and Black History: offered in collaboration with Somerville College, Oxford, for research into the histories of South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, as well as their diasporas broadly defined. Up to 2 months.
· Bahari Visiting Fellowships in the Persian Arts of the Book: up to 6 months.
· Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships: for research into any aspect of the history of science, technology and business innovation using the archive, manuscript, object and rare book collections of the Bodleian Libraries and the History of Science of Museum, Oxford. Up to 6 months.
· David Walker Memorial Fellowships in Early Modern History: supporting research into any aspect of Early Modern History. Up to 3 months.
· Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowships in Music: providing for research in the Special Collections of Music in the Bodleian Libraries. Up to 3 months.

For more information, see https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/fellowships.

Fellowship: Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-21

Medieval Institute University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Deadline: 1 February 2020

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the academic year.

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. This may include the completion of book manuscripts and articles, work on text editions, or the development of new trajectories of research in one of the aforementioned fields. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary activities of Notre Dame faculty related to Byzantium, Eastern Christianity, and the history of the Levant. The Fellow will be provided with a private workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

In addition, towards the conclusion of the fellowship period the fellow’s work will be at the center of a workshop organized within the framework of the Byzantine Studies Seminar. Senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited for this event treating the fellow’s subject matter. The senior scholars will discuss draft versions of the fellow’s book manuscript or articles or discuss the further development of ongoing research projects.

Qualifications: Byzantine Studies fellows must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application (cover letter), a project proposal of no more than 2500 words, a current C.V., and three letters of recommendation. Applicants will also complete an informational sheet in Interfolio. To apply, see here.

Fellowship: Macmillan-Rodewald & Richard Bradford Mcconnell Studentships 2020-2021

The British School at Athens

Deadline: 24 April 2020

The British School at Athens offers two fellowships (for either a full year or 6 months) for postdoctoral or advanced doctoral or research in any area covered by the School’s mission statement. By historical convention these awards are referred to as ‘Studentships’. Applications are open to researchers engaged in advanced postgraduate or postdoctoral research at UK universities.

The School is both the primary centre of British research in Greece for resident and visiting scholars and a hub of international research through its programme of seminars and conferences. It is the co-ordinating body for British archaeological fieldwork, and possesses outstanding Library facilities in many fields, as well as the Fitch Laboratory for science-based archaeology. The successful candidate will demonstrate high standards of academic excellence and will be conducting genuinely innovative research either in an established discipline, or of an inter-disciplinary nature. Candidates should have completed at least one year of doctoral research by the time they take up the award. Holders of AHRC or equivalent awards eligible for overseas study support within the terms of their grant will not normally be considered. During their tenure of an award, students are expected to be resident in Greece for a minimum of eight months. When in Athens, they must reside at the School and will be expected to contribute to its scholarly life and administrative operation. The holders of awards may re-apply for a second tenure, subject to academic performance. The fellowship is funded at the AHRC’s London-based rate for postgraduate awards.

Applicants should submit a CV and research proposal (maximum 1,000 words) which includes: a brief statement of the research question or questions, an outline of the overall research programme in its scholarly context, a timetable for completion, and the benefits for the research of residence in Greece based at the School. Two references will be required.

Applications are automatically considered for both the ‘Macmillan-Rodewald’ and the ‘Richard Bradford McConnell Studentship’.

Applicants should ask referees to write directly to the School Administrator by the deadline. Applicants should be prepared to attend an interview in London in June.

Applications and references must be sent by Friday 24th April 2020 to the School Administrator (school.administrator@bsa.ac.uk).

Information about the School is available at https://www.bsa.ac.uk/

Fellowship: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, 2020

Deadline: 27 November 2019

This programme aims to support suitably qualified applicants in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland. Fellows will hold a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships can be held for either one or two years.

Eligibility: an applicant must have either graduated or have been certified as having fulfilled all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree, including the submission of the hardbound corrected thesis, within the five-year period between 31 May 2015 and 31 May 2020.

Salary and benefits:

· a salary of €31,275 per annum
· employer’s PRSI contribution of €3,425 per annum (10.95% of salary)
· employer’s pension contribution, where applicable, of €6,255 per annum (20% of salary)
· eligible direct research expenses of €5,000 per annum

To apply, all participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.

Fellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 15 December 2019

The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University, Istanbul, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the fields of Byzantine history, art history, and archaeology. Conceived in the framework of expanding the scholarly activities of the Byzantine Studies Research Center, the nine-month position is expected to start in September 2020. The successful candidate must devote the entire Fellowship period to his/her research and may not accept any other job or teaching obligation during this period. The recipient of the Fellowship will be expected to spend the research period in Istanbul except for short research-related trips, and to participate in and contribute to the activities of the Byzantine Studies Research Center.

The Fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and consists of a monthly stipend of $2,000 net for nine months.

Candidates with a PhD degree in a relevant field and excellent command of English should submit their application to the Byzantine Studies Research Center before 15 December 2019. The application file should include a cover letter, a detailed research project proposal, a CV and list of publications, a sample of written work, and two letters of recommendation. The project proposal must comprise the following: title, summary (up to 100 words), complete proposal (up to 1,000 words), work plan, and select bibliography.

For full details, see http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/index.php?page=events&id=47

Fellowship: Joint Residential Fellowship, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the Byzantine Studies Research Center of Bogaziçi University

Istanbul, Turkey & Florence, Italy

Deadline: 20 November 2019

Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (VIT, Florence) and the Byzantine Studies Research Center of Bogaziçi University (BSRC, Istanbul) offer a joint, residential fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholars will spend the fall term (September – December) in Istanbul and the spring term (January – June) in Florence. The fellowship will focus on the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). This collaboration aims to foster the development of research on Late Byzantine-Italian relations by supporting early-career scholars whose work explores Byzantium’s cross-cultural contacts in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean world through the study of art, architecture, archaeology, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, or science.

The VIT-BSRC Joint Fellowship is offered for candidates who have received a PhD in or after 2009. Candidates must have their PhD in hand by the time they apply and will be asked to upload a scan of it when submitting their application. Candidates must be conversant in English and have at least a reading knowledge of Italian. They must have a solid background in Italian Renaissance and/or Byzantine Studies. Each successful candidate must be approved by both the BSRC and VIT and will spend the fall term (September – December) at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul and the spring term (January-June) at Villa I Tatti in Florence. During both terms, it must be possible for Fellows to carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident. Priority will be given to applicants with no previous association with VIT or BSRC. Renewals, repeats, or deferments of this Fellowship are not granted.

Applications must be written in English and must be submitted electronically by midnight (Cambridge, MA time) on November 15, 2019. Scholars can apply for only one type of fellowship at I Tatti per academic year.

Applicants must have two scholars who know their work well submit recommendations online by November 20, 2019. These recommendations can be written in English or Italian. In order to give your referees adequate time to submit letters of recommendation, click the reference tab and register them as early as possible. Referees will receive an email explaining how to access the system and submit their letters electronically. It is the applicants’ responsibility to inform the scholars writing on their behalf of the nature of the project and the deadline for submission.

For the full details and to apply, see http://itatti.harvard.edu/i-tatti-bogazici-joint-fellowship.

Fellowship: Interaction between Italy and Byzantines (ca. 1300-ca.1700)

Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence

Deadline: 15 November 2019

Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (VIT, Florence) and the Byzantine Studies Research Center of Bogaziçi University (BSRC, Istanbul) offer a joint, residential fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholars will spend the fall term (September – December) in Istanbul and the spring term (January – June) in Florence. The fellowship will focus on the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). This collaboration aims to foster the development of research on Late Byzantine-Italian relations by supporting early-career scholars whose work explores Byzantium’s cross-cultural contacts in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean world through the study of art, architecture, archaeology, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, or science.

The VIT-BSRC Joint Fellowship is offered for candidates who have received a PhD in or after 2009. Candidates must have their PhD in hand by the time they apply and will be asked to upload a scan of it when submitting their application. Candidates must be conversant in English and have at least a reading knowledge of Italian. They must have a solid background in Italian Renaissance and/or Byzantine Studies. Each successful candidate must be approved by both the BSRC and VIT and will spend the fall term (September – December) at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul and the spring term (January-June) at Villa I Tatti in Florence. During both terms, it must be possible for Fellows to carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident. The stipend is $4,200 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, $1,500) towards relocation expenses. When possible, a one-bedroom apartment will be set aside for the Fellow’s use, rent free, but with charges for utilities. If an apartment is not available, $1,500 per month will be offered to help offset rental costs.

http://itatti.harvard.edu/i-tatti-bogazici-joint-fellowship