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

Short-Term Fellowships

Deadline For Applications: 5 February 2021

The Warburg Institute’s post-doctoral short-term fellowships support research on projects on aspects of cultural, intellectual or art history concerning the history of the classical tradition, the ancient near East, and contacts between Europe and Asia, which are supported by the resources of the Institute’s Library, Photographic Collection or Archive. Three Fellowships of three-months duration are available from 27 September 2021 to 1 July 2022.

Fellowships are intended for scholars at any stage of their post-doctoral career. They provide £4500 in financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London and 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 asked to offer an introduction to their research in a Tea Time Talk and are encouraged to contribute to 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.

Funding is provided by the Brian Hewson Crawford, Henri Frankfort, Albin Salton and Grete Sondheimer bequests.

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 short-term fellowship at the Institute are not eligible to apply
  • Candidates must hold a PhD by the time the fellowship begins. 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 for a three-month period between 27 September 2021 and 1 July 2022.
  • Fellows are paid a stipend of £1,500 per month. Payment will be paid in full, for the whole period of the fellowship, upon arrival at the Institute.


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