Early Career Scholarships

Early Career Scholarships

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.

Scheme is currently closed.

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 (i.e. awarded no earlier than February 2019). 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 stipend of £500/month

OR

  • free board and lodging at the BSR for one month (with a stipend of £500), and two months of fieldwork (to be undertaken within a year of the award being made), with support of £750 per month.


For more information about the award, including general conditions and eligibility, please click here. You can download an application form, which includes application instructions, here, as well as an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Scheme currently closed. The next call for applications is expected to open in October 2022.

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 for Fellowships normally must be within three years of the award of their doctorate at the closing date for applications. Applicants must be British citizens or must have been awarded their doctorate by a UK university.

Duration
9 months

Research Grant
£550 per month

Applications for Rome Fellowships, Rome Scholarships and Rome Awards are considered in a single competition. Separate applications are not required.

Scheme currently closed. The next call for applications is expected to open in October 2022.

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 who intend to submit their doctorate no later than 31 August 2022 but will be awaiting their viva and award of their degree. Applicants must be British citizens or must be completing their doctorate at a UK university.

Duration
9 months

Research Grant
£500 per month

Applications for Rome Fellowships, Rome Scholarships and Rome Awards are considered in a single competition. Separate applications are not required.

Scheme currently closed. The next call for applications is expected to open in October 2022.

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 should meet the eligibility criteria for either a Rome Fellowship or a Rome Scholarship.

Duration
for an extended period of study in Italy, normally 3 months

Research Grant
£450 per month.

Applications for Rome Fellowships, Rome Scholarships and Rome Awards are considered in a single competition. Separate applications are not required.

Scheme currently closed. The next call for applications is expected to open in October 2022.

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 normally will have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the Award is being sought, whether or not registered for a higher degree. Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens; or must be studying or have studied at postgraduate level in a Higher Education Institution in the UK, having completed by October 2022 not less than four years of residence in the UK.

Duration
3 months

Research Grant
£450 per month

Applications for Rome Fellowships, Rome Scholarships and Rome Awards are considered in a single competition. Separate applications are not required.

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

The Paul Mellon centre are now accepting applications. For more information, including how to apply, please visit their website.

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.

The Society of Renaissance Studies sponsors an annual 3-month Rome Scholarship.

The Society of Renaissance Studies are not currently accepting applications for this award. For more general information, please visit their website.

Research area
Doctoral projects must relate to some aspect of the Renaissance. SRS’s understanding of ‘Renaissance’ is broad: we welcome applications from all disciplinary backgrounds, and across a wide chronological and geographical spectrum.

Open to
Students of any nationality are invited to apply. Students must be currently enrolled in a doctoral programme at a British or Irish university, and must be at and advanced stage of their studies when taking up the award.

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

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 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 project for the BSR, bearing in mind its location, resources and access to resources.

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

  • 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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