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Short-Term Research Fellowships in Intellectual and Cultural History, 2017

Short-Term Research Fellowships in Intellectual and Cultural History, 2017

The Warburg Institute is offering Short-Term Research Fellowships in Intellectual and Cultural History. These fellowships are intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers.

Fellowships are available for pursuing the short-term research program. Fellowships are awarded in the field of Intellectual and Cultural History.

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The Warburg Institute is renowned across the world for the interdisciplinary study of cultural and intellectual history, particularly the role of images in culture.

Brief Description

University or Organization: The Warburg Institute
Department: NA
Course Level: Short-term research program
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Citizens of the UK
The program can be taken in the UK
Application Deadline: Closed


  • The Fellowships are intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers.
  • Candidates must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2012.
  • If their doctorate was awarded before this date, candidates must make a clear case in their application for any modification of this general rule (e.g. maternity or paternity leave or illness resulting in a career break).

Nationality: Citizens of UK are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applications must be made using the application form (please click here to download the form).
  • Supporting Documents: The application form asks you to provide the following:
    1. Brief general information
    2. The names and addresses of two people who have agreed to write a reference in support of your application. We prefer to receive references in English but if necessary will accept references only in French, Italian, Spanish or German. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ask his/her two referees to supply letters of reference, and it is strongly advised that referees are contacted well in advance of 1 December. References must be emailed by your referees as Word or PDF document attachments (on headed paper, signed and scanned) direct to ulrecruit-at-london.ac.uk and the applicant’s surname and “Warburg Short-term Fellowship” must appear in the subject line of the email.
    3. Questions relating to your proposed research project:
  • An abstract of not more than 150 words outlining the significance of your research project.
  • A detailed description of your proposed research project (no more than 800 words) including the title of your research project and the outputs you intend to complete.
  • A brief timetable for your research work to demonstrate the feasibility of completing your work within the period of the Fellowship.
  • Your reasons for needing to carry out your research at the Warburg and examples of the resources you will use (human and material resources).
  • A description of the contribution the candidate will make to the intellectual life of the Institute.
  • A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, address (including e-mail address), present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience, and publications. Please ensure that you include the start and end dates for all positions/scholarships/study periods/funding etc held. (The CV should be no longer than 3 x A4 pages).
    5. One writing sample. The writing sample should be as close to 5,000 words as possible and be an un-abridged article or similar written preferably in English (but a writing sample in French, Italian, Spanish or German will also be acceptable)
  • Admission Requirement: Applicants must have a previous degree.

Application Form


  • The fellowship does not provide a stipend but gives financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London and towards travel expenses.
  • The values of the fellowships (rates for 2018/19) are £2,800 for two months, £4,000 for three months, and £5,200 for four months.
  • The amount of these payments is absolute; no additional costs will be paid.

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