Eccles Centre Visiting Professorship, Fellowships And Postgraduate Awards
The awards for April 2014-September 2015 have been made. Read about the current award holders and previous recipients here.
The 2015 competition will be advertised in autumn 2014. Full details of the awards process may be found here.
The award will be offered to a U.S. Scholar who would undertake research at the British Library’s Eccles Centre for American Studies collection relating to North America (the U.S. and Canada) for a period of six months. If available, the scholar may have the opportunity to take part in program events and/or seminars. Grants may begin any time after September 1, 2015 but before April 30, 2016.
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: American History, American Literature, American Studies, Political Science. The award is open to all levels of scholars, except early career. Applicants must hold a PhD.
A letter of invitation from the host institution is required at the time of applying (email will suffice). To request a letter of affiliation contact Professor Philip Davies, Director, Eccles Centre for American Studies, email: Philip.Davies@bl.uk or Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7412 7551.
Candidates should have strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and a clear idea of what they wish to accomplish during their time as a Fulbright Scholar, not only academically, but also in terms of reaching out to the wider community and understanding their host country and culture. Candidates who have not recently spent a considerable time in the UK are preferred.
The deadline for applications is Friday 1 August, 2014.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to telephone interviews with Fulbright Commission staff in January 2015.
For full details of the award and application process please consult the US Fulbright Scholar Catalog of Awards 2015-16.
Eccles Centre Photography Fellowship
Photographer Ander McIntyre is the current holder of a two-year Eccles Centre Photography Fellowship, 2013-2015. Ander specializes in portraiture and is building an archive of Eccles Centre speakers, fellows and Writers in Residence. His work can be viewed at www.andermcintyre.wordpress.com.
Eccles Centre Doctoral Awards
Rosanna White (Royal Holloway University London). The first year of a PhD studentship on ‘Explorations and Geopolitics in the Polar Regions’, co-supervised by Dr Philip Hatfield.
Eleanor Bird (Sheffield University). The second year of a PhD on the representation of slavery in Canada, co-supervised by Dr Philip Hatfield.
The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library invited applications for the Garrison Keillor Fellowship.
This was a one-off award of £2,250 for travel and other expenses connected with the award-holder's research visit to work at the British Library in London. The Garrison Keillor Fellowship was open to both post-graduates and post-doctoral scholars normally resident in the UK.
Projects proposed by applicants could be in any discipline but related in some way to the American Mid-West. The projects entail the use of the British Library collections, and the award holders are be expected to be in research residence at the British Library for a minimum of one month. The project must be completed before September 30th 2013.
The Eccles Centre is pleased to acknowledge the support of the US Embassy for this award.