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The John Rylands Research Institute

Research funding

Pilot grants

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 8 February 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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Artists in residence

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 10 January 2019

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to offer residencies of up to six months to early career researchers 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 six 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

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 7 January 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 2018-19 academic year, including workshops, seminars, conferences, and public lectures.

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Manchester Wesley Research Centre/University of Manchester Joint Visiting Research Fellowship

Deadline: 14 January 2019, 5pm (GMT)

The University of Manchester and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre are pleased to welcome applications to their Joint Visiting Fellowship programme. The aim of the fellowship is to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions by facilitating scholarly access to the internationally renowned Methodist Archives held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester and the MWRC and Nazarene Theological College (NTC) library. One Visiting Fellowship will be awarded per annum.

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships Internal Application Process 2019

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to support applications to the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships (ECFs) for research projects linked to the rich Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library and to other research being carried out at the University of Manchester. ECFs are tenable on a full-time basis for a period of three years, and offer exceptional career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research.

Fellows are expected to undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the period of their award. As such, research proposals submitted to this scheme should not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project.

Informal queries may be directed to the JRRI Grant-writer, Chloe Jeffries: chloe.jeffries@manchester.ac.uk.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to jrri@manchester.ac.uk by Friday 14 December 2018.

John Rylands Research Institute/Kluge Center Visiting Fellowship

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 14 January 2019

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to welcome applications to the JRRI/Kluge Center Visiting Fellowship. The purpose of this award is to support an outstanding doctoral student from The University of Manchester to undertake archival research at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. The successful candidate will spend three months as a full-time residential fellow at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, and will receive up to £870 for travel and visa expenses, plus a bursary of £1,200 per month. 

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