AHRC International Placement Scheme: Library of Congress

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is holding three events to showcase opportunities for current AHRC/ESRC-funded PhD students, research assistants and early career researchers (ECR) to undertake short-term placements at the Library of Congress, the USA’s oldest federal cultural institution, during the 2013/14 academic year, as part of the AHRC International Placement Scheme (IPS).

The showcase events will include presentations from returning IPS award holders. AHRC staff will advise on eligibility for the scheme and give application guidance (the events encompass other IPS placements for which ESRC funded students are not eligable). All speakers, as well as IPS alumni, will be available at the networking lunch to discuss the scheme.

The times and venues are:

  • Friday 2nd November 2012 –University of Leeds, 11.00 – 14.00
  • Thursday 15th November 2012 – University of Birmingham, 11.00 – 14.00
  • Friday 16th November 2012 – University of Westminster, 11.00 – 14.00

Book online for your preferred date by midday on Monday 29th October (for Leeds & Birmingham, 12th November for Westminster) at the latest; places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so don’t delay.

Exact location details and agendas will be emailed to delegates nearer the time of the event. IPS applications for 2013/14 will be open from approximately early November 2012 until early January 2013. Placements can be taken up from 1st July 2013.

Further information is available on the IPS page on Library of Congress placements. Please direct enquiries to ips@ahrc.ac.uk. You can follow the AHRC on Twitter @ahrcpress, the hashtag for the events is #AHRCIPS.

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