Society for Renaissance Studies
Each year the Society invites applications for Study Fellowships, to support travel or, in exceptional circumstances, other research expenses for projects undertaken in connection with doctoral theses in the field of Renaissance Studies. The Fellowships are open to anyone registered for postgraduate degrees in Britain or Ireland. Applications should be made in the form of a text of not more than 1,000 words, to include the candidate’s institution, department, supervisor, year of study and principal sources of funding, the contact details of one referee, a description of the project for which funding is required, the relationship of the project to the finished thesis, and the specific amount of funding required. This text must be supplemented by a short budget detailing projected expenditure for travel within Europe, accommodation and subsistence for the duration of the proposed research trip. Although the maximum amount to be awarded for a single Fellowship is £1,500, the Society welcomes applications for projects requiring smaller sums. Priority may be given to candidates in more advanced stages of doctoral research.
Applications should preferably be sent as email attachments to Dr Stella Fletcher, firstname.lastname@example.org, though hard copy can be posted to 32 Highfield Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington WA5 2TW.
The next closing date for applications is 31 January 2008.
Fellows will be required to submit written reports on their projects for publication in the Society’s Bulletin and expected to acknowledge the Society in any publications resulting from their research. They may also be invited to give short papers at the Society’s AGM or its National Conference.
The Society for Renaissance Studies is pleased to invite applications for the annual one-year Fellowship, founded in memory of Ruth and Nicolai Rubinstein, to support postdoctoral research in Renaissance Studies, though preference may be given to research in the fields of Italian history and culture. Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities, with PhDs awarded within the last five years, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship. The Fellowship is for £5,000 and cannot be held simultaneously with any similar award. The period of tenure will be twelve months from 1 October 2008, during which time the Fellow will be invited to attend meetings of the Society’s Council. The Fellow will also be required to make a presentation to Council at the end of the Fellowship, to submit a written report for publication in the Society’s Bulletin, and be expected to acknowledge the Society in any publications resulting from the research.
Applications should be made in the form of a CV and a text of not more than 1,000 words, to include a brief account of the candidate’s research to date, a description of the project to be undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship, and a statement of the candidate’s means of financial support, if any, during the academic year 2008-09. It is the responsibility of applicants to request letters of support from two referees. Applications and references should preferably be sent as email attachments to Dr Stella Fletcher, email@example.com, though hard copy can be posted to 32 Highfield Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington WA5 2TW. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2008 and the successful applicant will be informed as soon as possible thereafter.