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Past and Present Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in History in London University, UK

The Past and Present Society and the Institute of Historical Research will offer up to two one?year postdoctoral Research Fellowships in History for the session 2011–12, tenable at the Institute.  The Fellowship stipend will be based on salary scales for the coming year. As a guideline it was worth £19,500 during the 2010–11 academic year. It will be payable in four instalments through the Institute.  Contributions to USS or other superannuation schemes on a similar scale will be made when this is requested and an arrangement can be agreed.The Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate who expects to have submitted his/her doctoral thesis in history (broadly defined) by 1 October 2011. It is a strict condition of the Fellowship that the thesis should have been submitted by that date. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a broad interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change, as manifested in their particular field of study.

A condition of the award is that the Fellow should undertake further historical research and writing. The Fellow will be encouraged to submit his/her articles or books to the Editors of  past and Present for consideration.  He/she will not be required to be resident in London, but should participate in the activities of the Institute, by regular attendance at and presentation of papers to appropriate seminars and by giving information and help to fellow scholars working in the same field.  At the discretion of the Director of the Institute, the Fellow may be given leave of absence from the Institute for a limited period for the purposes of his/her research, and to engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours a week (note however that some categories of non-national may need to obtain a work permit in order to undertake this).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

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2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, London University, UK

The Royal Historical Society funds up to two Fellowships per year, the Centenary Fellowship and the Marshall Fellowship, the latter thanks to the generosity of Professor P. J. Marshall, former President of the RHS. Both are open to candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation. The Scouloudi Foundation offers up to four Fellowships, which are all open to UK citizens or to candidates with a first degree from a UK university. One Fellowship from the Isobel Thornley Bequest is open to candidates without regard to nationality but only to those registered for a PhD at the University of London.

The Fellowships will be awarded to doctoral students who are engaged in the completion of a PhD in history (broadly defined) and who will have completed at least two years of full-time or three years of part-time research on their doctoral programme (and not more than four years’ full-time or six years’ part-time) at the beginning of the session for which the awards are made.

A condition of the awards is that Fellows will participate actively in the academic life of the Institute. They will be encouraged to attend and present papers at appropriate IHR seminars and to give information and help to fellow scholars working in the same field. Holders of the Royal Historical Society Fellowships are invited to attend the Society’s meetings, lectures and receptions, and are also invited to submit a proposal for a paper for eventual publication in the Society’s Transactions.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March 2011

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