Learned Societies Fellowships

The Bodleian Libraries are pleased to collaborate with learned societies to offer Visiting Fellowships in Special Collections for members of those societies. Please note that these applications are subject to different deadlines from the Bodleian Special Collections Fellowships. The applicant must be a member of the society in question to apply for these fellowships.

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Bodleian Libraries Fellowship

With the Bodleian Libraries, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies supports a one-month residence in Oxford by a member of BSECS for research in the special collections of the Bodleian Libraries on any topic in the study of the long eighteenth century.

The award reimburses necessary expenses of up to £1,000 to support research in Oxford during the fellowship period.

Applications open: 1 September in any year
Deadline: 17 January in any year

The fellowship must be taken up within the calendar year in which the award is made.

The BSECS/Georgian Group Dunscombe Colt Research Fellowship in Architectural History and Material Culture

With The Georgian Group, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies supports a one-month research visit by a member of The Georgian Group to the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library in the University of Oxford. Applications will be considered from candidates seeking to research projects relating to the architecture or material culture (for example, sculpture) of the long eighteenth century (1660-1840).

The award reimburses necessary expenses of up to £1,500 to support research in Oxford during the Fellowship period.

Applications open: 1 September in any year
Deadline: 17 January in any year

The fellowship must be taken up within the calendar year in which the award is made.

How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to fellowships@bodleian.ox.ac.uk and must include:

  • the application form (DOCX)
  • project description, not to exceed 1,500 words, and consisting of two parts: description of the project and its significance (approx. 1,000 words); description of the specific Bodleian Libraries special collections to be consulted and an outline of the plan of work for the fellowship period (approx. 500 words).
  • curriculum vitae of no more than three pages.
  • two letters of recommendation: these must be tailored to your individual application. Letters may be sent directly from the referees to the Bodleian Libraries at fellowships@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, in which case the applicant’s name must be in the subject line.