Partnership renewed for Chevening Fellowships at the British Library

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Chevening Fellowships at the British Library continue until 2024/25

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We are delighted to announce the successful renewal of our partnership with the UK government's Chevening Fellowship Programme. 

Since 2016, the British Library has hosted international fellows through this international awards scheme, aimed at fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration and offering professional development opportunities for emerging leaders. Each fellowship takes the form of a unique project inspired by the breadth and depth of the collections and resources at the Library, and our Chevening Fellows are highly valued for their commitment, expertise, research insights and enthusiasm. Upon completion of their projects, Chevening British Library Fellows join an international network of alumni.

This year, we look forward to welcoming two new Chevening Fellows to the Library. Nadiia Strishenets will work on a project exploring the Ukrainian collections, while Isela Xospa will research Latin American Indigenous languages in early printed books.

The new agreement will fund three further cohorts of Chevening Fellows hosted by the British Library, covering academic years 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25.

The first two projects under the renewed partnership will focus on the research themes Automating the recognition of historical Chinese handwritten texts and Manuscript textiles in the Southeast Asian CollectionsApplications open on 3 August 2021. Further details can be found on the Chevening website here

Information on previous Chevening Fellows at the Library can be found on the British Library's Research Collaboration web pages here.  

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