The Royal Bank of Canada is supporting two three-month Fellowships to be taken at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Scholars at postgraduate level and above, attached to any Canadian University, are eligible. The award carries a grant of £7500. Researchers should propose projects, in any field of study, which are based on materials in any part of the Bodleian Libraries Special Collections. The Fellows will be expected to contribute to ongoing programmes at the Bodleian Libraries to realize the research potential of, and to improve awareness and understanding of, materials in the collections. The fellowship must be taken up during the period September 2014 to August 2015. Applicants should obtain further particulars from Alexandra Franklin (contact details above).
The Bodleian Libraries Special Collections are an outstanding resource for scholarly study and discovery, containing rare printed books, classical papyri, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, literary, political and historical papers, archives, printed ephemera, and maps and music in both manuscript and printed form. The Collections contain material from western and non-western cultures, of all dates and periods from antiquity onwards. They support a vibrant programme of public exhibitions as well as research and learning by students and scholars.
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