Jacobite Studies Trust Fellowship

The IHR administers one one-year Fellowship each year on behalf of the Jacobite Studies Trust. This Fellowship may be held by an advanced doctoral student or early career postdoctoral researcher. Its purpose is to enable the Fellow to undertake historical research into the Stuart dynasty in the British Isles and in exile, from the departure of James II in 1688 to the death of Henry Benedict Stuart in 1807. This may also include work on their friends and supporters, their activities, their influence, their views, ideologies, artefacts and works of art; and the political, diplomatic, military, religious, intellectual, and cultural context in which they lived. The Fellowship is non-residential, and will be tenable from 1 October 2017.
Area of research: 
Jacobite History
Eligibility requirements: 

Applications are encouraged from all suitably qualified candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation. This Fellowship is open to:

  • Current doctoral students who have been registered on their programme for at least three years full-time or six years part-time at the beginning of the session in which the awards are to be held.
  • Holders of doctorates awarded within three years of the beginning of the session in which the awards are to be held, who are working in the research area of the Trust, as outlined above.

A condition of the award is that Fellow should undertake further historical research and writing. Fellows will not be required to be resident in London, but should participate in the activities of the Institute, by regular attendance at and presentation of papers to appropriate seminars and by giving information and help to fellow scholars working in the same field.The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant, nor can it be used to fund a sabbatical period for the holder of a permanent academic position.

At the discretion of the Director of the Institute, Fellows may engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours a week (note however that some categories of non-national may need to obtain a work permit in order to undertake this). 

Amount awarded: 
£15,000
Applications open: 
15 Feb 2017 to 12 May 2017