Senior Fellowships

Senior Fellowships

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.

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

The Balsdon and Hugh Last Fellows are the Senior Scholars in residence and as such are 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, having completed by October 2022 not less than four years of residence in the UK; or must hold a post in a Higher Education Institution in the UK.

Duration
3 months

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

The Balsdon and Hugh Last Fellows are the Senior Scholars in residence and as such are 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, having completed by October 2022 not less than four years of residence in the UK; or must hold a post in a Higher Education Institution in the UK.

Duration
3 months

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

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.

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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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