Supported by the Friends of Glasgow University Library and the William Lind Foundation

The University of Glasgow Library is pleased to announce new annual Visiting Research Fellowships to support scholars from across academic disciplines to come to Glasgow to work on our unique research collections.

Glasgow is proud to have an outstanding library of old, rare and unique material, including many illuminated medieval and renaissance manuscripts of international importance, and more than 10,000 books printed before 1601. It also houses extensive collections relating to art, literature and the performing arts, as well as the University’s own institutional archive which dates back to the 13th century. It is also home to the Scottish Business Archive, with over 400 collections dating from the 18th century to the modern day.

The Fellowships are competitive peer-assessed awards. They are designed to provide financial support towards the costs of travel and accommodation to enable researchers to work on the unique collections held in the University Library. The successful recipients should spend between two and four weeks over the course of a year working with the collections in Glasgow. 

One Fellowship is offered by the William Lind Foundation to support research into Scottish business history, otherwise the scope of proposals in open to applicants to define.

How to apply

Completed forms should be submitted by email to the Library Business Team library-businessteam@glasgow.ac.uk by Noon on 19 November 2018.

Terms

  • The value of the award is up to £2000.
  • The award will be made for a project relating to the University of Glasgow Library collections. Applicants will be at any stage of their academic career but must be the holder of a completed Ph.D. Independent and emeritus scholars may also apply.
  • The award will cover a period of at least two and no more than four weeks in the calendar year 2019.
  • Scholars will make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Travel, subsistence, and other reasonable research expenses will be eligible to be claimed to a value of £2000.
  • Applications will be peer-reviewed by a panel of University of Glasgow academics. Applicants will be notified of decisions by 17 December 2018.
  • Acknowledgment of the award should be made in any future publications resulting from research undertaken during this award.
  • Visiting Scholars are expected to submit a short report of their research findings for inclusion on the Library website and/or the Friends of Glasgow University Library newsletter.