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The John Rylands Research Institute

Research funding

Artists in residence

The deadline for submissions is 5pm GMT on Friday, 17 May 2019.

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to offer residencies of up to three months to early career researchers within four years of PhD award, who work in the creative arts, and whose research outputs are practice-based.

These residencies give early career researchers the opportunity to work at the John Rylands Library and experience first-hand the University of Manchester Library’s unique Special Collections which count among the foremost repositories of primary sources in the UK. These collections offer research potential across an exceptionally broad array of disciplines, chronologies and geographical areas.  The residencies also offer the opportunity to establish links with curators and academics at The University of Manchester.

Artists will receive £1,500 per month for a maximum of three months, plus desk space and access to specialist curatorial, grant-writing and academic support for the duration of their fellowship.

Applications should be emailed to jrri@manchester.ac.uk.

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Support for research events related to the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library

The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Friday, 17 May 2019.

Grants are available to support events held at The University of Manchester and linked to the rich holdings of the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library or to allied academic fields. Grants can be used to support individual events or a series of linked events held during the 2019-20 academic year, including workshops, seminars, conferences, and public lectures.

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Pilot grants

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Friday 17 May 2019.

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to offer Pilot Grants of up to £5,000 to support academic and Library staff at the University of Manchester who wish to conduct initial and exploratory research into the Special Collections at The University of Manchester Library in preparation for a larger, externally funded grant bid that would be held at the University of Manchester.

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Collaboration grants

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Friday 17 May 2019.

Collaboration grants are available to academic and Library staff at the University of Manchester who wish to gain insights from other researchers, specialists, disciplines, institutions or sectors to directly benefit academic research linked to the Special Collections at the University of Manchester.

Grants will support creative and innovative activities with individuals and organisations from outside the University of Manchester that will lead to new collaborations or the sharing of expertise, as a step towards a larger, externally funded grant bid. Applications for Collaboration grants can be made by individuals or groups.

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Digital Humanities project start-up grant

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 17 May 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support Digital Humanities start-up projects that make use of the Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library. Applications may be made by individuals or groups wishing to undertake research during the 2019-20 academic year. The scheme is aimed both at those already working in this field as well as those new to Digital Humanities.

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Early Career Research Fellowships

The John Rylands Research Institute welcomes applications from Visiting Early Career Research Fellows.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 17 May 2019.

Fellowships are available for early career academics to develop an application for an externally funded postdoctoral fellowship (for example, through the British Academy or Wellcome Trust) to undertake a future research project using the Special Collections held in the University of Manchester Library. The purpose of the awards is to allow academics unfamiliar with either archival research or the rich holdings of The University of Manchester’s Special Collections the opportunity to identify areas of particular research promise.

Fellows will receive an allowance of up to £1,500 per month for a maximum of three months; a dedicated workspace in the John Rylands Library, and access to curatorial and grant-writing support.

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