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British Academy Newton International Fellowships

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) at the University of Warwick is pleased to invite Expressions of Interest from highly qualified researchers in the field who seek to apply for a British Academy International Fellowship, tenable in the Centre. The CSR is a buoyant hub of interdisciplinary research, with a well-established international reputation. Specialisms range from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century, in particular covering Italy, France, Spain, England, the Holy Roman Empire, and their territories.

Particular strengths of CSR members include literature, intellectual history, social and cultural history, history of the book, history of religion, history of science and medicine, history of art, history of universities, epistolary networks, history of translation, the relationships between Neo-Latin and the vernaculars, and the classical tradition. Colleagues who are able to mentor can be found here, under 'academic staff': https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/about_us/centrestaff/

Awards available to start date between 1 January 2022 – 30 June 2022 (preferably the first of the month).

Interested applicants are invited to send the following documents by (and preferably before) 5:00pm on Friday 4th June 2021, both to the CSR's administrator Jayne Sweet (renaissance@warwick.ac.uk) and to the Centre's director David Lines (D.A.Lines@warwick.ac.uk):

  • a short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • a copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages), with indication of numbers of words for items in press
  • a statement indicating:
  1. why they would like to hold a fellowship at Warwick
  2. the precise title, length and status of any monograph in press
  3. how they would contribute to the Centre's programmes of research and teaching
  4. the name of an academic at the University of Warwick whose research is relevant to their work and who would be willing to support their project
  5. the names of referees (letters are not required at this stage)

Purpose of the scheme: The Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities from around the world. The fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD or be in the final stages of their PhD and should have no more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must be working outside the UK and not hold UK citizenship. For further information and a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the scheme notes.

Level of award: Newton International Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 (tax exempt) to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the fellowship. A one-off payment of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses in year one only is also available. Awards include a contribution to the overheads incurred, at a rate of 50% of the total award to the visiting researcher.

Applicants may also be eligible to receive alumni funding following the tenure of their fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.