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Year-long professional development projects for emerging global leaders
The British Library awards two professional development fellowships each year through a special collaboration with Chevening, the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.
Each fellowship takes the form of a unique project-based placement that will support British Library staff to capitalise on the breadth and depth of our collections and expertise, enable new types of research, inform strategy and foster international collaboration.
Upon completion of their projects, our fellows join the highly regarded global network of Chevening alumni. We are delighted to be part of a programme that will build a community international ambassadors for the value of professional research and personal development at the British Library.
Project underway (September 2017 - September 2018):
Nationalism, Independence, and Partition in South Asia, 1900-1950
News and Media in South Asia: Past and Present (2016 - 2017)
Fellow: Junaid-ul-Hassan Sheikh
Supervisor: Arani Ilankuberan (Curator South Indian Collections)
Big data and libraries (2016 - 2017)
Fellow: Oluwaseun Obasola
Supervisor: Maja Maricevic (Head of Higher Education)
Endangered Archives – North Africa and the Middle East (from September 2018)
Academy and Society in the Balkans 1850-1950 (from September 2018)
Exploring and enhancing the British Library’s Turkic-language collections (from September 2018)