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

Each year we offer a number of long-term fellowships which open for applications during the autumn term.

Frances A Yates Long-term Fellowship

Each year the Institute offers three 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. Proposed projects should be unrelated to the doctoral dissertation of the applicants; candidates proposing to revise their doctoral dissertation for publication should see the Institute’s Erasmus Fellowship details below. 

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.

Erasmus Early career Long-term Fellowship

This fellowship is intended for early-career scholars to carry out additional research required to develop their PhD thesis into a book and prepare it for publication. The proposed research project should be on any aspect of cultural, intellectual or art history. 

If you would like to be notified when applications open please contact us at warburg@sas.ac.uk.

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Please note the following applies to all fellowships:

  • 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
  • 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 2020 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 
  • See the fellowship application instructions

- Erasmus Fellowship (project is to carry out additional research required to develop the PhD thesis into a book and prepare it for publication)

Value of Fellowships and Tenure

Fellowships are tenable at the Warburg Institute and begin in October 2020.

Fellows are paid a stipend per year (amount TBC).