The Warburg Institute is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships in Intellectual and Cultural History to study in the UK for the academic year 2018-2019. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

The Warburg Institute is renowned across the world for the interdisciplinary study of cultural and intellectual history, particularly the role of images in culture. It is dedicated to research on the history of ideas, the dissemination and transformations of texts, ideas and images in society, and the relationship between images, art and their texts and subtexts. Its work is historical, philological and anthropological.

Course Level: This is a short term research fellowship program.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Intellectual and Cultural History.

Scholarship Award: 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.

Number of Scholarships: Each year the Institute offers a number of short-term Fellowships of two, three or four months duration.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • 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: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The Fellowships are intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers.

How to Apply: Applications must be made using the application form.

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@london.ac.ukand the applicant’s surname and “Warburg Short-term Fellowship” must appear in the subject line of the email. The deadline for references to be received at ulrecruit@london.ac.uk is by midnight (GMT) on Friday, 1 December 2017.
  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.
  1. 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).
  2. 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). Please add your writing sample as a separate document to the Online Recruitment System.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is October 1, 2017.

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