|The RSA–Bodleian Library Fellowship|
The RSA–Bodleian Library Research Fellowship supports a one-month residence in Oxford by a member of the RSA for the purposes of research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library.
The manuscript and printed book collections of the Bodleian Library support scholarship in many aspects of renaissance studies. Thanks to the purchase of the greater part of the Canonici collection in 1817, the Bodleian holds one of the most important collections of Italian renaissance manuscripts outside Italy. Highlights of the manuscript collections include music, poetry and devotional texts from the 15th and 16th centuries; documents, poetry, and astrological/medical manuscripts from the 15th and 16th centuries, and state papers, family correspondence, and numerous political and religious commentaries and treatises, from the 16th century. The Bodleian’s printed book collections include the largest number of pre-1500 printed books in a university library. Significant collections of Hebrew manuscripts and printed books were acquired from an early period of the library’s history, and there are important collections in early modern science. Later additions included the large library of early modern drama and poetry belonging to the Shakespearean scholar Edmond Malone. College libraries complement the Bodleian holdings, and the Centre for Early Modern Studies brings together scholars in Oxford studying literature, history, and art history.
Location: Bodleian Library, Oxford University, UK.
Length: 1 month.
Stipend: $3,000 (for a researcher traveling from within Continental Europe or the UK) or $4,000 (for a researcher traveling from outside of Europe).
Discipline: All disciplines.
Career Level: Open to scholars at all career levels (Non-Doctoral, Junior Scholar, and Senior Scholar). Read more about RSA’s career level definitions.
General guidelines for residential fellowships