Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Funding opportunity for Research Fellow / Cataloguer to work with the John Rylands Persian Collections

Announcement from the John Rylands Research Institute regarding the Soudavar Memorial Foundation Fellowship:

"The John Rylands Research Institute welcomes applications for a fixed-term Research Fellow / Cataloguer to work on the Persian Collections.

The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT), Friday 23 February 2018.

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake a short-term research fellowship, generously funded by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation

One 7-week research fellowship is available to conduct research on and catalogue the Library’s outstanding Persian language manuscripts.

Applicants are required to propose a research and cataloguing project focussing on a subset of the collection relevant to their experience and expertise. We particularly welcome proposals which focus on Persian tales and fables, science and medicine, or Persian poetry.

Fellows will receive an allowance of up to £2,500 per month for a maximum of 7 weeks; a dedicated workspace in the John Rylands Library, and access to curatorial and grant-writing support."

Application guide and form can be found here: https://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/research/funding/

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