The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance Studies. There is one award open to all suitable candidates for the academic year 2014-15.
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 is developing 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 2014. Fellows are invited to attend meetings of the Society’s Council and make a presentation at the end of the period of award. They are also required to submit a written report for publication in the Society’s Bulletin and give the Society for Renaissance Studies in their affiliation in publications and conference papers presenting the research.
Applications should submit a CV and a 1,000 word project description, including a brief account of the candidate’s research to date and statement of means of financial support during that academic year. Two referees will also need to supply references. The deadline is 31st May 2014.