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2015 Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship for International Postdoctoral Scholars at University of Edinburgh, UK

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (IASH) announces Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship for research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Scottish studies. It is open to postdoctoral scholars of all nationalities, in all disciplines and at all career levels. The Fellowship is for two to six months and may be taken at any time of the year. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Edinburgh for the duration of the Fellowship and to participate fully in IASH activities. The fellowship provides a bursary of US$3000/£1800 towards travel and accommodation. The application deadline is 15 January 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded for research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Scottish studies.
Course Level:
Fellowship is available for postdoctoral research program.
Scholarship Provider:
 Co-sponsored by the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (ECSSS), the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (IASH)
Award can be taken at:
UK

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Eligibility:
-It is open to postdoctoral scholars of all nationalities, in all disciplines and at all career levels. Fellows must be members of ASECS and ECSSS at the time the funds are awarded.
-Candidates will hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people. Candidates should give evidence of any contact they have made with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and of proposed collaboration during their visit to Edinburgh; those who do make such contact before submitting their applications will be at an advantage. Competition for Fellowships is intense and preference may be given to applicants who have not previously held an IASH Fellowship.
-Fellows are expected to be resident in Edinburgh throughout the tenure of their Fellowship and to play a full part in IASH activities. The Institute will be pleased to help with finding suitable accommodation in Edinburgh but is unable to pay accommodation costs. The minimum tenure for a Fellowship is two months; applications for less than two months will not be considered.
-No regular teaching is required but Fellows will give at least one seminar at IASH on their current research work and may be asked to speak to an appropriate subject group within the College of Humanities and Social Science.

Open for International Students: This Memorial Fellowship is open to scholars of all nationalities.

Description: Institute for Advanced Studies in the HumanitiesThe Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship honours two outstanding scholars of eighteenth-century Scottish literature and culture, Professor David Daiches (1912–2005) and Professor Susan Manning (1953–2013). David Daiches was one of the original directors of IASH during the 1980s and was the first recipient of ECSSS’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the Society’s first annual conference in 1987. Susan Manning served as director of IASH from 2005 until her death, President of ECSSS from 1994 to 1996, and continuously as a member of the ECSSS Executive Board from 1994 to 2013. She was awarded the ECSSS Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in May 2013. Although both David Daiches and Susan Manning had broad intellectual interests and expertise, each made a particularly important contribution to eighteenth-century Scottish studies as an interdisciplinary and international research field.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The Fellowship is for two to six months and may be taken at any time of the year. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Edinburgh for the duration of the Fellowship and to participate fully in IASH activities. [Note: actual award amounts may vary from year to year according to currency exchange rate and other factors.]

What does it cover? The fellowship provides a bursary of US$3000/£1800 towards travel and accommodation in support of research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Scottish studies.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Successful candidates will be notified by email by 15 March 2015, with a formal letter of confirmation to follow; please ensure that you supply a valid email address so that you can be contacted quickly after decisions are made.

How to Apply: Please complete the online application form. A minimum of two and a maximum of three confidential references are required. Applicants should ask their referees to email their reference to the Daiches-Manning Fellowship Committee at daichesmanningfellowship-at-gmail.com by the application deadline. At least one referee should come from outside the institution of the applicant. Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 January 2015.

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