Applications for 2021-22 Fellowships-in-Residence now open

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The Rothermere American Institute is pleased to invite applications for Fellowships-in-Residence tenable in the 2021-22 academic year, including the 2021 summer vacation.

Fellowships-in-Residence provide an opportunity for academics based outside Oxford to conduct research on American history, politics, international relations, literature or culture, at the RAI.

Fellows-in-Residence use their time at the Institute to write books and articles, and join the Institute’s community of scholars. Preference will be given to applicants who outline a specific research project for their time at the RAI, which either uses the resources of the Institute's Vere Harmsworth Library or would be of interest to the RAI’s scholarly community.

Fellowships-in-Residence are non-stipendiary, but carry full access to the Vere Harmsworth Library – home to the finest academic collections in American history, politics and government outside North America – and to Oxford University's other libraries. Fellows also have access to desk space at the RAI on a hot-desking basis. They will normally be expected to spend at least three working days each week at the RAI, to attend seminars and events at the Institute, and to give an academic paper at the Institute during their Fellowship. It will be helpful to give an outline of this paper in the application.

Fellowships-in-Residence are tenable for a full academic year, or for the long summer vacation. Applications for shorter periods will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Profiles of some current Fellows-in-Residence can be viewed here.

The deadline for fellowships to be held in the 2021-22 academic year, or the 2021 summer vacation, is 12 noon on Monday 15 February.

For information on how to apply, please visit: