AHRC International Placement Scheme: Library of Congress

‚ÄčThe AHRC have announced International Placement Scheme fellowships for 2014 and ESRC funded students are eligible for a¬†fellowship of up to six months at the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world.

Deadline: Wednesday 15 January 2014

AHRC/ESRC-funded PhD students¬†to undertake three to six month research fellowships at the Library of Congress, as part of the AHRC¬†International Placement Scheme.¬†The¬†Library of Congress¬†is the USA’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

These fellowships are for three to six months. For this round they may be taken from 1st October 2014 and must be¬†completed by 30th September 2015. Fellows receive ¬£600 towards their travel, their visa costs paid, plus a monthly allowance of ¬£1200 (in addition to their normal stipend paid as part of any existing ESRC award). Fellows will have an office space, with a PC, where books are delivered to them. They will have access to library’s collections, resources, facilities, curators and other scholars.

The Library of Congress would particularly welcome applications that make use of its Motion Picture and Recorded Sound collection as well as its foreign language materials.

Full details of the opportunity and how to apply are available on the AHRC website.