Long-Term Research Fellowships in Intellectual, Cultural and Art History

Frances A Yates Long-Term Fellowships

Deadline For Applications: 5 February 2021

Each year the Institute offers post-doctoral long-term Yates Fellowships to support research on projects on any aspect of cultural, intellectual or art history supported by the resources of the Institute’s Library, Photographic Collection or Archive. The awards provide financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London for nine to twelve months.

Yates Fellowships are intended for scholars at any stage of their post-doctoral career. They are designed to enable scholars to carry out research in and on the Warburg’s Collections.

The annual group of fellows benefits from and contributes to the vibrant intellectual life of the Institute.  Fellows are given a space to work, they are able to offer an introduction to their research in a Tea Time Talk and are asked to give a Work-in-Progress Seminar paper toward the end of their period at the Institute. Fellows are encouraged to contribute the Institute’s blog: Mnemosyne.

The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity. Its open-stack Library, Photographic Collection and Archive serve as an engine for interdisciplinary research, postgraduate teaching and a prestigious events and publication programme. Situated in the heart of the Bloomsbury Knowledge Quarter, the Warburg offers scholars the opportunity to engage with academics not only within the institute, but also at local universities, museum and galleries and research institutes.

How to Apply

Please download and complete the application form below and submit it along with your writing sample by 5 February 2021. You also need to provide us with one acadmemic reference in support of your application. This needs to be submitted to us directly from your referee and by 18 February 2021. 

Full details of how to submit your appliation are in the application form below. Please take careful note of the guidance in the application from regarding how to submit your documents and arranging for your reference to be sent.

Download the application form

Please note the following:

  • Those who have previously held a long-term fellowship at the Institute are not eligible to apply
  • Candidates must hold a PhD by the time the fellowship begins in October 2021. For those who do not hold a PhD upon application, their reference must be provided by their PhD supervisor 
  • Fellowships at the Warburg Institute may not be held concurrently with another fellowship or award
  • Candidates from outside the EU will need to check the regulations for acquiring a visa to visit the UK for the period of their fellowships
  • Fellowships are tenable at the Warburg Institute and begin in October 2021 for either a nine- or twelve-month period. Fellows are paid a stipend of £37,616 for a 12-month fellowships and a pro-rata amount of that sum for a nine-month fellowship