Warburg Funded Short-Term Research Fellowships


Applications are now closed for the six Warburg Funded Short-Term Research Fellowships for the academic year 2020/21.

The aim of these awards is to provide financial support towards living and subsistence costs in London to enable scholars to undertake a period research in intellectual, cultural or art history at the Warburg Institute. These fellowships are funded by generous donations in memory of Frances A Yates, Greta Sondheimer, and Nicolai Rubinstein. Awards are open to both early-career and experienced researchers.

The annual group of fellows benefit from and contribute 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.

These fellowships are intended for scholars at any stage of their post-doctoral career. All fellows will be expected to carry out original research on the topic for which they have been awarded their fellowship. Applications will not be accepted from candidates proposing to revise their doctoral dissertation for publication.

Please note the following applies to all fellowships:

  • The proposed research project should be on any aspect of cultural, intellectual and art history.
  • The awards are designed to enable scholars to carry out research in and on the Warburg’s Collections.
  • 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.

Value of Fellowships and Tenure

Fellowships will support two to three months of research at the Warburg Institute and must be scheduled between the end of September 2020 and the end of June 2021.

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.