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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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