Fellowships

Please contact the institutions for further details, as currently it is highly likely that fellowships and scholarships for 2020 are no longer being awarded due to the restrictions on international travel made by many countries because of the current COVID-19 pandemic.


There are a number of fellowships at the European University Institute, Florence available specially to Australian scholars.

The Postgraduate Fellowship at the European University Institute is three-months September-December 2020. It covers EUI institute’s fees and a one-off payment up to $7,000 for travel (including insurance) and subsistence. Applicants must be at an advanced stage of their research.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is January-June 2021. It covers EUI fees and a one-off payment of up to $12,000 for travel (including insurance) and subsistence.  The scholarship may be discretionally combined with the Max Weber Programme. This is available to Australian university PHD holders who graduated within the last five years and have an affiliation with an Australian university.

The Visiting Scholarship of one month is to be taken, by arrangement, between January-June 2021. The AEUIFAI will cover EUI fees only for the Visiting Scholar. This is awarded to an established scholar who can demonstrate that a one-month residence will be beneficial to their research and the EUI.

Post-doctoral applicants must include plans to publish in a peer-reviewed journal. And should be prepared to present a public lecture towards at Monash Prato or home institution after their return.

The deadline for applications is 24 February 2020.

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Medium Ævum, The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, has a number of Research Travel Bursaries available to scholars at any stage in their career, who are not in receipt of funding from other sources.

All scholars whose research falls within the interests of the Society are invited to apply, although preference in awarding the Bursaries will be given to current members of the Society. The value of the Bursaries is between £300 and £1000 . The Research Travel Bursaries scheme is not designed to be used to fund conference attendance, and successful applicants will be required to submit a report following their research trip, with accounts.

The deadlines for applications are 1 March and 1 September, for every calendar year.

Further information is available on the website


The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh have a number of post-doctoral Fellowships available in 2019-2020.

Included in the bursary are: a research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months, a bursary of up to a maximum of £12,500, an allocated University mentor, and more. Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate no more than three years prior to the application. You should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30 April 2020. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Decisions will be communicated in July 2020.

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The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships.

These fellowships are granted annually to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.

The amount of the Fellowships is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country. Should two equally-qualified candidates be under consideration, preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate from Eastern or Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania.

There are no special application forms for the Fellowships, but applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purpose of their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications. Applications should be sent by ordinary mail (no e-mail application) no later than 31 October each year.

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The University of Glasgow offers a number of annually awarded Visiting Library Research Fellowships, for projects relating to any of the University of Glasgow Library collections.

Applicants will be at any stage of their academic career but must be the holder of a completed PhD. Independent and emeritus scholars may also apply.

The award will cover a period of at least two and no more than four weeks in the calendar year offered. Scholars will make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Travel, subsistence, and other reasonable research expenses will be eligible to be claimed to a value of £2000. Applications will be peer-reviewed by a panel of University of Glasgow academics.

Announcements will be made later in 2020.

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The UCL Special Collections Visiting Fellowship offers an opportunity to visit University College London to conduct research on a topic centred on the UCL Special Collections holdings.

The Visiting Fellow will receive: a grant of £3,500 to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses, work space in the South Junction Reading Room on the UCL Bloomsbury campus, mediated access to the collections, and access to staff with specialist knowledge of the collection in question when available. The Fellowship must be taken up between July and December 2020.

The Fellow will be required to provide, as a minimum: a blog post of at least 500 words on the SCAR blog, open-access research output in the form of a recorded lecture, a conference paper, a publication or a scholarly digital resource, a short report for publication by UCL describing the research experience, a staff briefing about the collections used, and acknowledgement of the grant in any resulting publications.

The Fellowship is open to researchers external to UCL in any discipline at all levels from PhD onwards. Fellows need to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK before making arrangements.

The deadline for applications is 1200 on 3 February 2020. Notification of the award will be made by early March 2020.

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