The John Rylands Research Institute is a partnership between The University of Manchester Library and The University of Manchester to reveal and explore hidden ideas and knowledge contained within our world-leading Special Collections. We are creating an international community of scholars across many disciplines to support outstanding research and to bring this information to the wider public in exciting and innovative ways.
The Library’s Special Collections count among the foremost repositories of primary sources in the UK, with research potential across an exceptionally broad array of disciplines. Candidates, whether in established academic posts or not, should at least hold a doctorate at the time of application.
Successful applicants will be reimbursed expenses up to £1,500 per month for up to 3 months, to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses during the Fellowship. All applications must be based strongly on the Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library.
Applications in the areas of Revolutions in Print, Religions and Science and Medicine are especially welcome, as are those that have the potential to result in high-profile publications.
Fellowships can be taken up at a mutually agreed time between 1 January and 31st July 2015. Consideration will be given to exceptional candidates undertaking their fellowship at a future time.
The allocation of a grant will take place after the assessment of an application form by the Steering Group of the John Rylands Research Institute, which is advised by curators and experts from the relevant academic schools.