The National Library of Scotland is developing a programme of research fellowships.
Fellowships enable a period of intensive research using our core collection strengths, or collaboration over professional skills relevant to the Library. They are an opportunity for knowledge exchange.
Fellows are expected to contribute to our public engagement programme.
Following are the opportunities:
The Fulbright-National Library of Scotland Scholar Award
The National Library of Scotland is working in partnership with the Fulbright Commission.
Each year one award is offered to a citizen of the United States of America by the Fulbright Commission to support research in an appropriate discipline at the National Library of Scotland. The appointment is for a period of six months.
Candidates are selected by the Fulbright Commission and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. Scholars receive a grant to be used towards related travel and maintenance costs.
The 2020-2021 competition is now closed.
Further details will be included on this page as soon as they become available.
The National Library of Scotland Graham Brown Research Fellowship in Mountaineering
The Graham Brown Research Fellowship supports a three-month period of research into any aspect of mountaineering, including history, exploration, environment and literature.
Using the manuscripts, maps, photographs and published materials in the National Library collections, the Graham Brown Research Fellow is expected to undertake research for a significant piece of publishable work. During their tenure the Fellow will be hosted at the Library alongside relevant specialist teams or individuals to facilitate knowldge exchange. They will also contribute to the Library’s public events lecture programme, delivering lectures in English, Scots or Gaelic languages.
The research fellowship is generously supported by the Graham Brown Trust. It is intended for scholars who hold a doctorate or have attained equivalent experience in employment in higher education or research, e.g. holding a curatorial post in a museum or library.
The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship
The deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 Digital Scholarship Fellowship has now passed.
Further details will be included here as soon as they become available.