Fellowships and Awards

The Eccles Centre offers a range of Fellowships and Awards to support the use of the British Library's North American collections and to raise awareness of these resources.

  • Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships

    Awards to support individuals from the UK, North America and Europe who need to use the British Library's North American collections.

  • Eccles British Library Writer's Award

    The award scheme offers £20,000 to assist in the research of a current book-length project using the British Library's North American collections.

  • Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award

    The Eccles Centre-sponsored Fulbright award is open to US scholars who wish to use the Library’s North American collections for a period of 6 months

  • Special Fellowships and Doctoral Awards

    The Eccles Centre is delighted to be able to sponsor a variety of awards outside the regular Fellowship programme when possible and also offers support to a number of doctoral students conducting research on North American topics with British Library curators

Case studies

…I can't imagine writing another book without the British Library's collections…

Author Naomi Wood was one of the Eccles British Library Writer's Award holders (formerly the Writer in Residence programme). She used our collections to research her novel Mrs Hemingway, on Ernest Hemingway and his wives.