Jacobite Studies Trust Fellowships

The IHR administers two six-month Fellowships each year on behalf of the Jacobite Studies Trust. These Fellowships may be held by advanced doctoral students or early career postdoctoral researchers. Their purpose is to enable the Fellows 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 Fellowships are non-residential, and will be tenable from 1 October 2013.
Area of research: 
Jacobite History
Eligibility requirements: 

Applications are encouraged from all suitably qualified candidates without regard to nationality or academic affiliation. These Fellowships are 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 two 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 Fellows 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: 
£7500
Applications open: 
24 Jan 2014 to 28 Feb 2014