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.

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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. Preference may be given to those who have completed their doctorate.

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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 (late September 2021- June 2022)

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. Preference may be given to those who have completed their doctorate.

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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. Preference may be given to those who have completed their doctorate.

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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. Preference may be given to those who have completed their doctorate.

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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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