Chevening British Library Fellowship Programme 2023

Chevening British Library Fellowship Programme 2023

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and the British Library work together on the Chevening British Library Fellowship, which gives international experts a year-long professional project placement. Fellows will have the chance to work with the library’s huge collection of books and benefit from the staff’s wide range of professional skills.

The British Library is the country’s main library and one of the best places to do research in the world. The British Library’s collection covers all areas of knowledge in hundreds of languages. It spans 3,500 years, from some of the earliest written records to digital collections of today, and all types of formats. Chevening is happy to work with the British Library to bring international experts to the UK to work on a one-of-a-kind project. Chevening is a public-facing, culturally-active research institute.

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Fellows will work on professional projects at the British Library for a set amount of time, with help and guidance from library staff. Please keep in mind that this fellowship is not for people who want to do their own research.

Scholarship provider: UK Government
Category: Fellowship
Eligible Country: Selected Country
Application Closing Date: 1 November 2022

Programme Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening British Library Fellowship, you must:

  • Demonstrate the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence
  • Demonstrate that you possess the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.
  • Be a citizen of the listed countries, outlined respectively in the fellowship theme pages.
  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship.
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
  • Have significant professional and/or academic research experience (at least five years).
  • Be currently employed or a currently enrolled PhD candidate (PhD must not be with a UK/EU or USA university).
  • Provide evidence of meeting at least the minimum English language abilities for Chevening Awards.
  • Not hold British or dual British citizenship.
  • Not be an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government, or have been within the last two years from the opening of Chevening applications (including British embassies/high commissions; the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office), or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
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Programme Benefits

  • 12-month period of project-based activity at the British Library.
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Return economy airfare from your home country to the UK.
  • Allowance package for fellowship-related activities.
  • Up to £1,000 for approved project-related expenses.
  • Access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCDO and the Chevening Secretariat.
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Application Process

Interested applicants are to check the official website for the proper Application procedures. Visit the official announcement page for more details. To start your application, Click the apply now button below.


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