The Durham University is offering Bamburgh Library Fellowships to be taken up before the end of 2018 with the generous support of the Lord Crewe’s Charity.
The aim of the fellowships is to further knowledge of the history of the Bamburgh Library, its contents and its previous owners, and to support the dissemination of this knowledge to academic and non-academic audiences.
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- Application Deadline: May 25, 2018
- Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
- Study Subject: The focus of the proposed research must be the Bamburgh Library collection, held at Palace Green Library.
- Award: Each fellow will receive £1,500 towards travel and accommodation and be able to use Durham University’s extensive special collections, as well as to material held at Durham Cathedral and Ushaw College. However, the focus of the proposed research must be the Bamburgh Library collection, held at Palace Green Library.
- Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
- Number of Awards: Up to two fellowships are available.
- The award can be taken in the UK
Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this application you must meet the following requirements:
The award is open to applicants with an academic background (from PhD student to senior staff) in any discipline and to library professionals with an interest in book or library history or practice-based research. Please note that fellows will need to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Fellows also need to ensure their eligibility to work in the UK before making arrangements.
English Language Requirements: The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests. All qualifications must normally be taken within two years of the start of the academic programme (except where an extension applies, please see footnote below for details) to meet the academic requirements of the University.
How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for one of the fellowships, please send us the following information:
- A summary of your proposed research while at Durham (max. 3 sides of A4), which should contain:
- An outline of the project
- A list of items in the collection relevant to your research
- An explanation of how your research relates specifically to the Bamburgh Library, the Lord Crewe’s Charity, or to members of the Sharp family
- A proposal for the dissemination of your research
- How the research will help further our understanding of the library, collection, and /or its history
- Preferred dates for taking up the fellowship
Enquiries and proposals should be directed to Dr Danielle Westerhof, Rare Books Librarian (Bamburgh Library) at danielle.m.westerhof-at-durham.ac.uk.