Doctoral Fellowship with the National Trust on Georgian Bath

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The British Library and the National Trust invite applications to a joint doctoral fellowship scheme, which aims to uncover hidden links between collections.

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Applications for this Fellowship have now closed.

The British Library and the National Trust are delighted to invite applications for the first of two doctoral fellowships for the 2022/23 round of their joint scheme. The fellowships are part of a partnership between the two organisations, which aims to establish collaborative research and increase public knowledge about how their collections have intertwined throughout history.

More broadly, the partnership is an opportunity for both organisations to develop a new strand of collaboration, working together on areas of strategic importance and engaging the public with how their collections connect with each other in unexpected ways.

The fellowship scheme offers current PhD students funded 3-month professional development placements jointly supervised by the two organisations.

Applications open for 2022/23 British Library-National Trust Doctoral Fellowships

We are now accepting applications from current PhD students for the first of two fellowship projects for 2022/23. (A second will be advertised in the winter and will run in summer 2023; the theme will be announced in the advertisement.)

The appointed fellow will receive a stipend equivalent to the UKRI minimum doctoral stipend (plus London weighting), plus reasonable expenses for any fellowship-related travel.

Project profile

Jane Austen and the Georgian Social Whirl of Bath: Understanding the importance of Provincial Assembly Rooms and Public Social Entertainments in Georgian Literature

Supervised by Tatjana LeBoff (Project Curator, The Bath Assembly Rooms, National Trust) Nichola Thwaite (National Libraries Curator, National Trust) and Lucy Evans (Curator, Printed Heritage Collections, 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 Guidelines for download

Application Form for download

Application deadline: 18 September 2022, 5pm.

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