Luisa Selis Fellowship
Funded by the Fondazione di Sardegna in memory of anthropolgist Luisa Selis, who specialised in the cultural memory of Sardinia, this Fellowship enables researchers in this field (ethnography, anthropology and/or literature for example) to conduct research at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Londra (IIC).
The Fellowship is open to applicants from the UK and overseas. Candidates should have completed their doctorate and have a strong publications record. Doctoral students in the final stages of their studies may be considered for a Scholarship.
The tenure of the Fellowship is three months. The scheme provides accommodation at the IIC for the duration of the Fellowship as well as funds for subsistence and research-related costs of £2,000.
Fellowships are tenable for three months between 1 April and 30 June 2018, though exceptions may be possible and requests for alternatives considered on an individual basis.
What the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) Offer
The IMLR offers shared office accommodation with wifi, internet/email, photocopying facilities, and access to the Senate House Library, and the libraries of other Institutes within the School of Advanced Study. Fellows are offered free access to all Institute events, and are expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Institute.
The IIC offers access to its own library, accommodation and use of the facilities at the IIC, located in the heart of London.
What Visiting Fellows Do
The Visiting Fellows/Scholars programme contributes to and enhances the scholarly activity of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, the IMLR and the School of Advanced Study. To this end, Fellows/Scholars are expected to give a presentation in the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory's events programme, and to contribute to a book-length publication. Visiting Fellows/Scholars are invited to place a recent, normally unpublished, piece of work in our free open-access repository, SAS-Space, and to contribute to the Institute's blog, Living Languages. Publications resulting from research conducted during the tenure of the Fellowship must acknowledge the Institutes and, where appropriate, a copy should be deposited in the IIC Library. At the conclusion of their stay, Fellows/Scholars must write a short report on the activities undertaken at the Institute and progress made in their research.
Fellows will be awarded £2,000, which is intended to cover subsistence and contribute to research-related costs. Payment is made direct to the award-holder's bank account by the IMLR at the beginning of the tenure of the Fellowship. Should the Fellow for any reason not take up the Fellowship, the funding must be immediately returned.
Visas (New Legislation)
If coming from outside the UK, the UK Visas and Immigration Office website is useful to check whether you will need to apply for a visa for your fellowship period.
Method of Application
Applicants should submit the application form (below) by the closing date stated together with
• a statement detailing your research project and intended outputs (no longer than 1,500 words)
• a statement outlining the ways in which you would contribute to the work of the Institute (500 words)
• a curriculum vitae (no longer than 2 pp)
• a publications list (not more than 2 pp)
and arrange for two academic references specific to the Fellowship/Scholarship application to be sent by the closing date to Jane Lewin, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org). The preferred method of submission is by email; please ensure that the subject line reads 'Luisa Selis Fellowship Application 2017-18'.
Interviews will not be held. Applicants are notified of the result of the competition by the end of May.
The closing date for receipt of applications and references for the 2017-18 round is 31 March 2017.