The British Library and the National Trust are delighted to announce a new partnership, which will establish collaborative research and increase public knowledge about how their collections have intertwined throughout history.
The partnership launches initially with two new doctoral fellowships set up to uncover lost connections between the Library’s collections and National Trust properties.
Allan Sudlow, Head of Research Development at the British Library commented:
The National Trust shares our commitment to research that deepens our understanding of the remarkable heritage and collections in our care, and opens up opportunities to engage the public with new discoveries. We welcome the opportunity to co-fund and support this unique fellowship programme for early career research. There are many hidden connections and synergies across the Library's collections with the people, places and stories associated with National Trust properties. We hope this is a first step to uncovering some of them, and we look forward to sharing them with audiences across the country.
National Trust’s Head of Research Anita Weatherby commented:
High-quality research is crucial to our cause and underpins all the work we do to understand, conserve and interpret our places. We are delighted with this new collaborative research partnership with the British Library which will allow us to uncover previously unknown links between our two places and collections and enable us to share new findings and stories with our supporters.
Applications open for 2022 British Library-National Trust Doctoral Fellowships
We are now accepting applications from current PhD students for two fellowship projects for 2022.
The appointed fellows will receive a stipend equivalent to the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend (plus London weighting), plus reasonable expenses for any fellowship-related travel.
Library Dispersal and Acquisition: Links Between The British Library and National Trust (Supervised by Lucy Evans, Curator, Printed Heritage Collections at the British Library and Tim Pye, National Libraries Curator at the National Trust)
Authors Houses/Creative Networks: Links Between The British Library and National Trust (Supervised by Carien Kramer, Cultural Heritage Curator at the National Trust and Catherine Angerson, Curator, Modern Archives and Manuscripts at the British Library)
Guidance for applicants
Please ensure that you have read the Application Guidelines and the project profile before completing and submitting the Application Form.
Application deadline: 18 October 2021, 5pm.
Image: Samuel Smith, TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE LORD SCARSDALE This View of the principal front of Kedleston House, is with permission dedicated by his Lordships most Obedient, most humble Servant, E. Wyatt. 1787. Maps K.Top.11.16.b.