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The John Rylands Research Institute

Research funding

Through research funding, we are creating a dynamic and vibrant international scholarly community.

The Mark Younger Rylands PhD Scholarship

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to offer one three-year PhD scholarship, which will focus on the Greek papyri of the John Rylands Collection.

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 January 2018.

The award will cover Home/EU fees and an annual stipend of £16,000 to support living costs. The award will commence in the 2018/19 academic year for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and good conduct.

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Digital Humanities project start-up grant

The John Rylands Research Institute welcomes applications from academics, library staff, and visiting early career researchers wishing to develop projects relating to Digital Humanities.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 30 November 2017.

Start-up grants are available to support the development of Digital Humanities projects relating to the Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library. Recipients will receive a maximum of £5,000, plus specialised curatorial, grant-writing and technical support, where required.  

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Visiting Research Fellowship

The John Rylands Research Institute and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC) are pleased to announce that the application process for 2018 joint visiting research fellowship is now open.

The application deadline is 5pm (GMT) Monday 15 January 2018.

A fellowship is available to a visiting academic who wishes to undertake research based on the internationally renowned Methodist Archives held at the John Rylands Library, the MWRC, and the Nazarene Theological College library, Didsbury.

Fellows will receive accommodation at the Nazarene Theological College, a stipend of £80 per week towards expenses, a dedicated workspace at the John Rylands Library, and access to expert curatorial and grant-writing support.

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Newberry Library (Chicago) Exchange Fellowship

The John Rylands Institute and the Newberry Library (Chicago) welcome applications to their Exchange Fellowship.

Deadline: 11:59 PM CST (4.59am GMT) on Friday, 15 December 2017

The Newberry Library-John Rylands Institute Exchange Fellowship provides two months of support for a scholar to be in residence for one month at the Newberry Library in Chicago and an additional month in residence at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England. The proposed project must link the collections of both libraries; applicants should plan to hold the two fellowships sequentially to ensure continuity of research. All application materials should be submitted to the Newberry, but applications will be reviewed by both institutions. The stipend will be $2,500 per month at the Newberry, £1,500 at the John Rylands Library, plus an additional $1,000 (or the equivalent in English pounds) for travel.

Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees.

For more information, including application guidelines and additional fellowship opportunities, please visit the Newberry's fellowship page.

Questions about the application process should be addressed to