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Auckland Library: Researcher in Residence Scholarship, 2015/16 – Call For Applications

The Auckland Library Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the award of an annual scholarship of $1000 to assist with scholarly research and promotion of the material held in the Libraries’ special collections.

Every year, the Trust will award $1000 to a research scholar with a particular interest in the collections of Auckland Libraries given by Sir George Grey and added to by others in the decades since.

The award is open to overseas visitors to New Zealand, as well as to New Zealand citizens and residents.

Applications should be made in writing to:

The Chair of the Auckland Library Heritage Trust, c/o Auckland Libraries, Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142.

Applications should include:

    • A specific indication of the material the applicant wishes to use
    • A brief account of the project to be undertaken
    • A brief CV
    • The names of two referees, who may be asked to confirm that the applicant has the necessary background to complete and present the project satisfactorily.

Applications for 2015/16 close on 31 May, 2015.

For full details, please visit:

Graduate Women WA Scholarships and Bursaries 2015 – Call For Applications

The 2015 round of Graduate Women WA Scholarships and Bursaries is now open.

Applications will close noon 17 July, 2015.

Graduate Women WA offers annual bursaries and scholarships to women completing postgraduate research. 2015 Scholarships to be awarded in October 2015:

Graduate Women WA Jillian Bradshaw Scholarship

Value up to $3,000

This Scholarship is open to women enrolled for a higher degree by research in the Humanities. It is also open to women who have completed a PhD and are preparing their research for publication but have no academic position.

Graduate Women WA Mary Walters Scholarship

Value up to $3,000

This Scholarship is open to women enrolled for a higher degree by research in Science.

Graduate Women WA Mary and Elsie Stevens Scholarship

Value up to $2,000

The Scholarship is open to women enrolled for a higher degree by research in Mathematics or Science.

Graduate Women WA Joyce Riley Scholarship

Value up to $2,000

This Scholarship is open to women enrolled for a higher degree by research or coursework in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2016-2017 – Call For Applications

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars (postdoc) as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. In order to match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, EURIAS offers 43 fellowships (21 junior and 22 senior positions). Please check on Available fellowship positions.

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.


  • Applications are submitted online via, where you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, etc.
  • Applications period April 9th → June 5th, 2015.
  • The deadline for application is June 5th, 2015, 12 PM (noon) GMT. Late applications will not be considered.


  • Scientific assessment by two international reviewers
  • Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee
  • Final selection by the IAS academic boards
  • Publication of results (January 2016)


  • Launch of the call for applications → April 9th, 2015
  • Application deadline → June 5th, 2015, 12 PM (noon) GMT
  • Results of the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee → Mid-November, 2015
  • Publication of IAS final selections → Mid-January, 2016
  • Arrival of fellows → September/October 2016


Please check on the following pages:

Max-Planck-Institute: Two PhD/Post-doctoral Positions (Late Medieval/Early Modern History) – Call For Applications

The Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main are partner institutions of the Collaborative Research Centre 1095 ‘Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes’. In this framework, the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History offers two PhD/ Post-doctoral positions in the field of late medieval/early modern history, legal history or ecclesiastical history (starting July 1, 2015, or later; 3-year contracts).

In this context, the position holders are expected to research on one of the two following subjects:

  • I. Martín de Azpilcueta’s Manual for Confessors and the phenomenon of epitomization
  • II. The Third Provincial Council of Mexico (1585) and the elaboration of a Manual for Confessors

The applicants must hold a university degree, preferably in one of the following disciplines: law, canon law, theology, history or philology. Language skills must include English as well as Latin (project I) or Spanish (project II). Moreover, researchers who do not speak German, are expected to learn it during their stay in Frankfurt. Furthermore, participation in the collective activities of the CRC is mandatory.

Both doctoral and post-doctoral researchers can apply for the above mentioned positions. As regards doctoral students the PhD can be granted by the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, if the applicants fulfill the necessary requirements. However, candidates who wish to obtain their PhD from another university will also be admitted. Doctoral students will be given the opportunity to familiarize with their research topic.

The selected candidates will be working at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main and will be integrated into the respective research fields of the Institute.

For full details, and to apply, please visit:

Applications close 15 May, 2015.

National Library of Australia – Fellowships and Scholarships 2015

The National Library of Australia offers a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for established and emerging researchers, practising writers and artists, and younger scholars.

The Library has a world-class collection and is a hub for research, intellectual and creative endeavour. The Fellowships and Scholarships stimulate sustained scholarly, literary and artistic use of the Library’s rich and varied collections and promote lively interaction within the Library’s community. These awards support in-depth access to the collections and to staff, and provide financial assistance and uninterrupted time for scholars, writers and artists to conduct a sustained period of research or creative development in a respected and supportive scholarly environment.

There are four categories of awards:

  • National Library of Australia Fellowships for advanced research by scholars – Now open. Closing 17 May 2015.
  • Creative fellowships including Creative Arts Fellowships for practising artists and writers and the National Folk Fellowship – Opening April 2015. Closing 30 July 2015.
  • Japan study grants to support use of the Asian collections – Opening July 2015. Closing 30 September 2015.
  • Summer Scholarships for young researchers (under 30) undertaking postgraduate studies – Opening July 2015. Closing 30 September 2015.

For full details, please visit:

Brill Fellowship 2015 – Call For Applications

Since 2006 publishing house Brill, the oldest publishing house in the Netherlands, has funded the accommodation of one or two so-called ‘Brill fellows’ with the Scaliger Institute. The Brill fellow carries out research in the Special Collections of the University Library within one of the publishing areas of Brill in the Humanities. The Brill fellow is expected to contribute to the activities of the Scaliger Institute, and to give a public lecture. If the opportunity presents itself, Brill is prepared to publish the lecture in co-operation with the Scaliger Institute.

Conditions Brill Fellowship

The applications for a Brill fellowship have to comply with a number of conditions:

  • A research proposal must be submitted in which the relationship between the proposed research and the primary sources, which are to be researched and consulted in the department Special Collections, is specified
  • A list of manuscripts, editions of other items to be consulted in the library, supplied with shelf marks
  • A start and end date of the proposed research
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of relevant publications
  • Two academic references

The deadline for the Brill Fellowship 2015 is 1 April, 2015.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarships – Call For Applications

As part of the 110 Anniversary Scholarships, the School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies is offering up to 5 fully funded doctoral scholarships to form a student cohort exploring how history and historians construct narratives of the past with a mind on the future.

Theme: Constructing the Past, Constructing the Future

Arguably all history is concerned with this endeavour but increasingly both historical scholarship and the heritage industry have become more self-conscious in addressing the constructed nature of historical inquiry. Research into the methodologies, ethics and political imperatives of the multiple agents and makers of history has shown how historical narratives both reflect and shape contemporary concerns.

More information and eligibility requirements can be found here or on the University website.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 18 February 2015 (23:59 UK time).

Leverhulme Doctoral Studentship: Women’s Work in Early Modern England – Call For Applications

The College of Humanities at the University of Exeter is delighted to be offering an excellent funding opportunity for exceptional researchers within the area of the History of Women’s Work:

  • One Doctoral Studentship funded by the Leverhulme Trust: all tuition fees paid and an annual maintenance grant for three years. The maintenance grant will be £13,863 per year.

Project Description

The successful applicant will work with Professor Jane Whittle on a Leverhulme Trust funded project on Women’s Work in Rural England 1500-1700 from September 2015.

The PhD project is specifically to examine women’s waged work using household and farm accounts from the counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It will involve the detailed contextual study of at least 15 households and the workers they employed.

In their covering letter, applicants should demonstrate their expertise in early modern social or economic history or a closely related field, including their experience in archival research, and describe their interest in gender history.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor Whittle (the principal investigator) and Dr Mark Hailwood (research fellow) who will be collecting data on women’s work activities from court documents in a complementary part of the project.

Application deadline: 1 March 2015

For full details and to apply, please visit:

2 MA Positions @ University of Otago: Early Modern Theatre and Skill – Call For Applications

Applications are now being accepted for two Marsden-funded MA scholarships on the topic of Early Modern Theatre and Skill. Candidates will write a thesis under the supervision of Professor Evelyn Tribble at the University of Otago. Scholarships are for one year, include full fees for domestic students (New Zealand and Australian) and carry a stipend of $13,000NZD.

Interested students should write to Professor Tribble: with a brief introduction and a possible topic.

Further information about the Otago Research Master’s is available at the following links:

Department of Medieval Studies – CEU Budapest

The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (Budapest) offers two-year MA and PhD programs, coordinated with the Bologna process requirements and accredited in Hungary (and accepted throughout Europe) as well as in the US; and a one-year MA accredited in the United States. You can find further details at:

CEU offers full or partial tuition waivers and various other types of financial support on a competitive basis. For an update on recent policies please visit:

The Department, together with the department of History, hosts numerous research units, among them the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (, the Center for Religious Studies (, the Jewish Studies Program (, and offers a number of specializations like: the Specialization in Religious Studies (SRS), Specialization in Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies Specialization (JSS), the Political Thoughts etc. For a complete list of specializations please check the departmental website from November onwards. In order to render the work of students more effective, the Source Language Teaching Group offers Latin and Greek courses and on demand Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Armenian, Old Georgian, Syriac, Russian, Ottoman, Turkish, Old Church Slavonic and Persian.

The new two-year interdisciplinary and interdepartmental MA program in Cultural Heritage Studies ( is coordinated by the department but offered together with other CEU units such as the Departments of History, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Legal Studies and Public Policy, plus the CEU Business School. It focuses on developing aptitudes for the critical assessment of tangible structures and objects such as buildings, monuments, and works of art, as well as intangible heritage like traditions, languages, and knowledge (see also the attached flyer of the program).

The department also participates in the international ERASMUS exchange program, which offers a 3-12 month long study abroad for PHD and two-year MA students and an internship for the one-year MA students. For more information please visit:

For undergraduate students who are interested in the program CEU organizes an interdisciplinary conference on Empire and Nations between August 6 and 9, 2015. For more information please visit

You can also get a glimpse of their activities through the Medieval Studies Department’s CEU Medieval Radio (, which is a twenty-four-hour webcast dedicated to medieval and early modern history and culture, as well as pre-1700 music. CEU Medieval Radio is web-casting interviews, talk shows, and lectures by resident and guest scholars and is devoted to authentic medieval and Renaissance music.