Humanities

Humanities

An early-career award at the BSR is a chance to be integrated into a highly supportive community that opens doors to multiple research opportunities.

The interdisciplinary focus brings new perspectives, and career-defining collaborations are born.

Research area
Humanities and social sciences (any aspect of the social, religious, political and economic cultures of the Italian peninsula, and their wider textual, visual and material dissemination and reception from early prehistory to the modern period).

Open to
Early career scholars. Applications for Rome Fellowships, Rome Scholarships and Rome Awards are considered in a single competition. Separate applications are not required. For details and eligibility criteria, click here.

Duration
3 or 9 months

Offers
∙ board and lodging at the BSR
∙ a monthly research and travel grant to cover additional expenses

How to apply:
Applications must be submitted through our grant management platform

Closing date for applications
Monday 11 December 2023: APPLY NOW

Research area
Humanities and social sciences (any aspect of the social, religious, political and economic cultures of the Italian peninsula, and their wider textual, visual and material dissemination and reception from early prehistory to the modern period).

Open to
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for either a Rome Fellowship, Rome Scholarship, Rome Award or Rome Award (donor-funded).

Duration
3-12 months

Offers
∙ formal affiliation to the BSR for a period of between three and twelve months
∙ access to opportunities open to residential award-holders (for example, permit requests, site visits, Italian lessons, communal IT facilities, internal workshops and lectures)
∙ eight lunches per month free of charge; and the option of signing in for other meals at the prevailing rates
∙ preferential access to the BSR’s Library

How to apply:

For more information, including eligibility click here.

Applications must be submitted through our grant management platform.


Closing date for applications
Monday 11 December 2023: APPLY NOW

Research area
This new BSR award, established in 2021 in memory of Professor Simon Keay, is for research on any aspect of Roman archaeology in the Mediterranean. Applications are welcomed in areas of research similar to, although not limited by, work undertaken by Simon, in particular trade, ports, Portus and ceramic studies.

Open to
The Award is open to early career researchers. Applicants may be at post-graduate or post-doctoral level. For postgraduates, applicants normally will have begun a programme of research in the general field of the Roman archaeology in the Mediterranean, whether or not registered for a higher degree. Post-doctoral applicants normally will be within three years of the award of their doctorate. The Award is an open call and is not restricted by nationality, residency or educational affiliation.

Duration
3 months

Research Grant
The award may take the following formats:

  • free board and lodging at the BSR for three months, with a monthly research and travel grant

OR

  • free board and lodging at the BSR for one month, and two months of fieldwork (to be undertaken within a year of the award being made), with a monthly research and travel grant.Fieldwork may include any form of practical work relating to archaeological research, including, but not restricted to, the study of material at sites, non-invasive surveys, consultation of archives and consultation of museum collections, which it is not feasible to do from a base in Rome.


For more information about the award, including general conditions and eligibility, please click here.

Applications must be submitted through our grant management platform.

Applicants who have submitted an application for a Rome Fellowship, Scholarship or Award 2024–5 may also apply for the Simon Keay Award, but will need to submit a separate application.

Closing date for applications
Monday 11 December 2023: APPLY NOW

The Paul Mellon Centre sponsors an annual 3-month Rome Fellowship.

Research area
British-Italian art-historical topics of any period from the medieval era to the contemporary.

Open to
scholars, researchers, curators, archivists and GLAM professionals from immediately post-doctoral to those internationally recognised in their field of expertise. Applicants must have been awarded their doctorate by the closing date for applications.

Duration
3 months (late September-late December; January-March; April-June)

Research Grant
Independent scholars: £7,000. Full-time university employees: £3,000, plus £8,000 towards teaching replacement at the Fellow’s home institution.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit their website.

Aims and scope
This is a two-stage fellowship allowing Fellows to be hosted consecutively by NU and BSR, or by the BSR and NU. The aim is to provide:

  1. Opportunities for career development, e.g. for unaffiliated early career researchers without current contracts;

  2. Time and space in which to progress a discrete project/output, particularly where these connect scholarly and sectoral issues;

  3. Opportunities to network, showcase and discuss projects, potentially feeding into future collaborations; and/or

  4. Access a dedicated mentoring relationship at the partner institution, potentially including a virtual introduction prior to the uptake of the Fellowship.

Open to
This is aimed at unaffiliated scholars or non-academic candidates from the broad heritage, gallery, library, archive and museum (GLAM) and/or architecture sectors, including relevant policymaking entities, preferably with NU/BSR connections.

Duration
At least 6 weeks.

Offers

  • Funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses, plus a per diem for subsistence

  • At NU:

    • Desk space for research and networking

  • At the BSR:

    • Dedicated desk space in the BSR library (open 24/7)

    • Full board

    • Attendance at on-site events (lectures, workshops, exhibitions)

How to apply
For more information, read the full application here
To apply, use this link: google form link

Closing date
Sunday 26th November 2023

Aims and scope
The Fellowship is intended to facilitate access to the manuscripts, libraries, material culture and other resources of Rome.

Open to
The Fellowship is aimed at early career researchers (current PhD students + postdoctoral researchers, max 2 years after PhD award) working on early medieval European history.

Duration
The Fellowship will cover a month’s stay (30 nights) at the BSR, that may be held at any point during the academic year 1 October 2024 – 30 June 2025.

Offers
The Fellowship will cover a month’s stay (30 nights) at the BSR, plus a contribution to travel of up to £500.

How to apply
To apply, please send a letter (max. two pages) to Professor Francesca Tinti, together with a CV. Your letter should state when you would like to take up the Fellowship. The Editors will award the Fellowship on the basis of the quality and promise of the research agenda, and on the value and benefit to this research of a stay in Rome at the BSR.

Closing date
31 Jan 2024

In making an appointment to an award the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters will assess all applications using the following set of criteria:

  • The inherent academic significance and interest of the project proposed, and the feasibility of completion to the timetable stated.

  • The suitability of the project for the BSR, bearing in mind its location, resources and access to resources.

  • The academic merit of the applicant judged by his/her previous record and references, including her/his prospects of making a future contribution to scholarship.

  • The suitability of the candidate to contribute to the academic community of the BSR and the need to ensure a reasonable balance between different disciplines and chronological periods within the BSR’s academic community.

  • The role of the Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards in promoting Italian studies in Britain and the Commonwealth.

BSR Senior Fellowships offer established academics an excellent opportunity to spend a period of leave in Rome.

You will be at the centre of a lively research community, with outstanding on-site resources and in easy reach of all the city of Rome has to offer to researchers.

The Balsdon Fellow is one of the Senior Scholars in residence and is as such encouraged to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the BSR, particularly those in fields close to their own.

Research area
Humanities and social sciences (any aspect of the social, religious, political and economic cultures of the Italian peninsula, and their wider textual, visual and material dissemination and reception from early prehistory to the modern period).

Open to
Established scholars normally in post in a UK university (see note below). Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens, or must have studied at postgraduate level in a Higher Education Institution in the UK, or must hold a post in a Higher Education Institution in the UK.

Duration
3 months

Offers
∙ board and lodging at the BSR

How to apply:

For more information, including eligibility click here.

Applications must be submitted through our grant management platform.


Closing date:
Monday 11 December 2023. APPLY NOW

The Hugh Last Fellow is one of the Senior Scholars in residence and is as such encouraged to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the BSR, particularly those in fields close to their own.

Research area
For research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain).

Open to
Established scholars normally in post in a UK university (see note below). Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens, or must have studied at postgraduate level in a Higher Education Institution in the UK, or must hold a post in a Higher Education Institution in the UK.

Duration
3 months

Offers
∙ board and lodging at the BSR

How to apply:

For more information, including eligibility click here.

Applications must be submitted through our grant management platform.


Closing date:
Monday 11 December 2023. APPLY NOW

Research area
Humanities and social sciences (any aspect of the social, religious, political and economic cultures of the Italian peninsula, and their wider textual, visual and material dissemination and reception from early prehistory to the modern period).

Open to
An established scholar, normally in post in a UK university.

Duration
3-12 months

Offers
∙ formal affiliation to the BSR for a period of between three and twelve months
∙ access to opportunities open to residential award-holders (for example, permit requests, site visits, Italian lessons, communal IT facilities, internal workshops and lectures)
∙ eight lunches per month free of charge; and the option of signing in for other meals at the prevailing rates
∙ preferential access to the BSR’s Library

How to apply:

For more information, including eligibility click here.

Applications must be submitted through our grant management platform.


Closing date:
Monday 11 December 2023. APPLY NOW

The Paul Mellon Centre sponsors an annual 3-month Rome Fellowship

Research area
British-Italian art-historical topics of any period from the medieval era to the contemporary.

Open to
scholars, researchers, curators, archivists and GLAM professionals from immediately post-doctoral to those internationally recognised in their field of expertise. Applicants must have been awarded their doctorate by the closing date for applications.

Duration
3 months (late September-late December; January-March; April-June)

Research Grant
Independent scholars: £7,000. Full-time university employees: £3,000, plus £8,000 towards teaching replacement at the Fellow’s home institution.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit their website.

In making an appointment to an award the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters will assess all applications using the following set of criteria:

  • The inherent academic significance and interest of the project proposed, and the feasibility of completion to the timetable stated.

  • The suitability of the project for the BSR, bearing in mind its location, resources and access to resources.

  • The academic merit of the applicant judged by his/her previous record and references, including her/his prospects of making a future contribution to scholarship.

  • The suitability of the candidate to contribute to the academic community of the BSR and the need to ensure a reasonable balance between different disciplines and chronological periods within the BSR’s academic community.

  • The role of the Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards in promoting Italian studies in Britain and the Commonwealth.

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