Applicants for Fellowships must be graduates of British or Irish universities, with PhDs awarded in the last five years, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship. The Fellowships are worth £6000 and should not be held in conjunction with a full-time postdoctoral or academic teaching post. The Society has a number of international links, including with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, which can provide practical support for Fellows wishing to spend time in Florence.
The period of tenure is twelve months from 1 October 2012.
Applications should take the form of a CV accompanied by a 1,000 word description of the project to be undertaken, a brief account of the candidate’s research to date, statement of means of financial support during that academic year and reference letters from two referees.
The Society also invites applications for its Study Fellowships for current doctoral students, to support travel or, in exceptional circumstances, other research expenses, for projects undertaken in connection with theses in the field of Renaissance Studies.
The Fellowships are open to anyone registered for a postgraduate research degree in Britain or Ireland. Applications should take the form of a 1,000 word document with the candidate’s institution, department, supervisor, year of study and principal sources of funding, contact details of one referee, and a description of the project for which funding is required, describing the relationship of the project to the finished thesis, and the specific amount of funding required. This should be supplemented by a short budget detailing projected expenditure for travel, accommodation and subsistence during the proposed research trip.
Although the maximum amount awarded for a single Fellowship is £1,500, the Society welcomes applications for projects requiring smaller or larger sums. Priority will be given to candidates at an advanced stage of research. The Society has a number of international links, including with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, which can provide practical support for Fellows wishing to spend time in Florence.
The deadline for applications for both schemes is 31st May 2012. Applications should be made via the Society’s website after the 19th March 2012, see under Funding > Fellowships:http://www.rensoc.org.uk/funding/fellowships
For further information contact the SRS Fellowship Officer:
Dr Alexander Samson
Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
Tel 020 7679 7121
Fax 020 7679 3109