Research-2014

Humanities awards

Awards are offered to scholars at all stages of their academic careers.

 

Senior Fellowships

The Balsdon, Hugh Last and Paul Mellon Centre Fellows are the Senior Scholars in residence and as such are encouraged to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the BSR, particularly those in fields close to their own. Senior scholars also give a public lecture as part of their fellowship.

Balsdon Fellowship

Research area: The archaeology, art history, history, society and culture of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period.

Open to: established scholars normally in post in a UK university.

Duration: 3 months

Closing date: 14 January 2015

Hugh Last Fellowship

Research area: For research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain).

Open to: established scholars normally in post in a UK university.

Duration: 3 months

Closing date: 14 January 2015

Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art sponsors an annual 3-month Rome Fellowship.

Research area: Grand Tour subjects or in the field of Anglo-Italian artistic and cultural relations.

Open to: Senior scholars in the field, including independent scholars

Duration: 3 months

Research Grant: Independent scholars: £6,000. Full-time university employees: £2,300 plus £7,500  towards teaching replacement at the Fellow’s home institution.

Closing date: 31 January 2015

For further information see Paul Mellon Centre: Rome Fellowship or contact: The Grants Administrator, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA.

 

Awards for Early Career Scholars

Rome Awards

Research area: the archaeology, art history, history, society and culture of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period

Open to: Applicants normally will have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the Award is being sought, whether or not registered for a higher degree. The Awards are not normally suitable for people in established posts.

Duration: For an extended period of study in Italy, normally 3 months

Research Grant : £150 per month +  £180 travel allowance

Closing date: 14 January 2015

Other restrictions: Applicants should seek support from the AHRC and British Academy (or equivalent) and from their own university or college before applying to the BSR.

Rome Fellowships and Scholarships

Research area: the archaeology, art history, history, society and culture of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period.

Open to: Applicants for Fellowships normally should have submitted their doctorate not more than two years previous to the closing date for applications. Applicants for Scholarships (at pre-doctoral level) normally will have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the Scholarship is being sought, whether or not registered for a higher degree.

Duration: 9 months

Research Grant: Scholarship: £444 per month; Fellowship: £475 per month.

Closing date: 14 January 2015

Applications for Fellowships and Scholarships are considered in a single competition.  Separate applications are not required.

BSR-Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship in Sculpture

Research area: Sculpture: Reproduction, Re-use, Revelation

Applicants should offer projects that are rooted in an understanding of sculpture from any period, but which reference Italian practice, again from any period. Specific areas of interest for the BSR include: Sculpture and the concept of the copy and the fake; sculpture and spolia; Sculpture and the public arena.

Open to: Applicants must have been awarded their doctorate before the closing date for applications. Although the Fellowship is not envisaged as a studio residency, we strongly welcome practice-based researchers.

Duration: 3 months (October-December 2015).

Research Grant: £1,500 per month.

Closing date: Friday 27 February 2015.

For more information(including how to apply, and selection criteria), see the BSR-Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship in Sculpture Information Sheet.

Selection criteria for Humanities awards

In making an appointment to an award the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters will assess all applications using the following set of criteria:

  1. The academic merit of the applicant judged by his/her previous record and references, including her/his prospects of making a future contribution to scholarship.
  2. The inherent academic significance and interest of the project proposed including the feasibility of completion to the timetable stated).
  3. The suitability of the project for the BSR, bearing in mind its location, resources and access to resources.
  4. The suitability of the candidate to contribute to the academic community of the BSR and the need to ensure a reasonable balance between different disciplines and chronological periods within the BSR’s academic community.
  5. The role of the Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards in promoting Italian studies in Britain and the Commonwealth.

The Faculty’s decisions are final.  Feedback cannot be given on unsuccessful applications.

General criteria, applicable unless amended for specific awards.

  1. All applicants must have a first degree at the time of application.
  2. Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens; or must be studying or have studied at postgraduate level in a Higher Education Institution in the UK, having completed by the October 2013 not less than four years of residence in the UK; or must hold a post in a Higher Education Institution in the UK. Proof of nationality and/or residency may be required. Preference may be given to applicants attached to, registered at or working at a university in the UK or the Commonwealth.
  3. Applications must be submitted on the appropriate application form.
  4. Residencies will be tenable in the academic year (October – June) 2014-15.
  5. The BSR is committed to offering opportunities to the widest possible range of projects and people. Normally two successive awards for the same project will not be considered.
  6. Fellows, Scholars and Award-holders are required to live at the BSR.
  7. Partners may be accommodated for strictly limited periods by prior agreement but must pay for their board and lodging at the BSR’s prevailing rates. Children cannot be accommodated.
  8. Successful applicants will be required to take out medical insurance for the duration of their tenure.
  9. Fellows, Scholars and Awardees are required to submit a report on their research within two months of the end of their award, and are requested to keep BSR informed of future progress. Rome Fellows and Scholars must also prepare a report during their residency.
  10. Fellows, Scholars and Awardees are expected to give Papers of the British School at Rome first refusal on any papers arising from the research undertaken at the BSR.
  11. Fellows, Scholars and Awardees are asked to donate a copy of any publications arising from their research whilst holding a BSR award to the BSR’s Library.

The BSR reserves the right to alter any aspect of the Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards.

Award-holders at the BSR

Award-holders here this year

Colin Darke, Arts Council of Northern Ireland Fellow 2012

Anita Sganzerla, Rome Scholar 2011-12

Award-holders relaxing after dinner

Award-holders on a site visit to Otricoli

Exhibition in Brindisi of the BSR’s very rare Piranesi collection