This award of £6,000 is offered by the Eccles Centre for American Studies to help support individuals wishing to conduct research on US politics at the British Library for a period of 3 to 6 months. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2021.
The Philip Davies Fellowship supports a researcher to conduct bi-partisan research on politics in the United States of America, predominantly using the collections of the British Library but also those of other UK institutions (such as the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, home of the bulk of the Philip and Rosamund Davies US Elections Campaigns Archive). In honour of Professor Davies’ work building American Studies groups in the UK, the Fellowship focuses on supporting work that considers the significance of political dialogue, be that in local, national or international contexts and can include literary, film, art, or other areas of study with a focus on US politics in any time period.
The Fellowship is open to any serious researchers, academic and non-academic, with a research interest in US politics. Fellowship applications are encouraged from North American, European and British researchers (based outside the M25) and the Fellowship will support a research stay in London of 3 to 6 months. The Fellowship will provide an amount of £6,000 for the awardee with funds from the award being used to cover travel, accommodation and general living costs when in the UK.