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National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum aims to promote the understanding of the history and future of Britain and the sea by preserving, interpreting and developing its collections, premises and expertise.

CAIRD SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The Caird Senior Research Fellowships are offered annually by the Trustees of the Museum and are intended to encourage high-quality research on the Museum's collections or in the field of British naval and maritime history. Fellows may also be appointed to study the history of navigational sciences (astronomy, navigation, hydrography, cartography), maritime art, literature or film.

The Fellowships are primarily intended to support study at a postdoctoral level and applications are encouraged from scholars of any nationality who have recently submitted a Ph.D. or expect to do so before the commencement of the Fellowship.

The conditions for the Fellowship are:

(a) the grant for the Fellowship is £13,500, exceptionally this grant may be renewed for one year, and there will not normally be more than two Fellowships at any one time;
(b) any publication arising from the tenure of the Fellowship would receive printed acknowledgement in the publication.

A Fellow may be expected to attend conferences or symposia on behalf of the Museum and to participate in informal seminars with staff, he or she will also be expected to report regularly on research progress.

The next available Fellowship will be tenable from October 2001.

CAIRD SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The Caird Short-term Fellowships support research for periods of up to three months into the Museum's collections or in areas of related interest. The Short-term Fellowships are specifically intended for scholars and museum professionals who live abroad or at distance from London.

The extensive collections of the National Maritime Museum have an international reputation and are particularly rich in British naval and maritime history between the 17th and 19th centuries. The National Maritime Museum encourages applications from individuals whose research proposals share the Museum's aims to provide new and exciting ways of interpreting the collections and their historical contexts.

The conditions for the Fellowship are:

(a) the grant for the Fellowship is £1,500 per month for a predetermined two or three month period, exceptionally this grant may be renewed for a further month;
(b) any publication arising from the tenure of the Fellowship would receive printed acknowledgement in the publication.

Fellows may be expected to attend conferences or symposia on behalf of the Museum and to participate in informal seminars with staff; they will also be expected to report on research progress at the end of the Fellowship.

The next available Fellowship will be tenable from October 2001.

Application forms for the above Fellowships can be obtained from Research Administrator, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE14 5SA (tel. 020 8312 6716; fax 020 8312 6722; e-mail: research@nmm.ac.uk) or see our website at http://www.nmm.ac.uk/


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Cambridge University Reporter Special, 9 November 2000
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