The Eccles Centre for American Studies invites applications from researchers from any disciplinary or creative background to spend time exploring the British Library’s North American collections.

We are keen to hear from all kinds of serious researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the Canadian, US or Caribbean collections of the Library.

We therefore welcome not only applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, but also from creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic monograph or article, creative non-fiction, a poetry collection, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered. Funding is available to individuals based in the UK, Europe, Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean.

Details on how to apply are available on the Eccles Centre website. The deadline for receipt of applications is 17:00 GMT on 4 January 2019.

If you’re interested in this Fellowship programme but are unsure if it’s right for you, please get in touch and someone from the Eccles team can advise. Please also spread the word, and if you do send in an application, good luck!