International Placement Scheme Showcase Invitation

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The AHRC and ESRC invite you to a showcase of funded fellowship opportunities for PhD students and early career researchers (ECR), through our International Placement Scheme (IPS), at these world-leading international research institutions:

The Harry Ransom Center, at The University of Texas at Austin, USA

The Huntington Library, California, USA

Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA

National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan

The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

The Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

PLUS one new host TBC, specialising in Chinese Performing Arts

IPS fellowships run for up to six months and include a travel and living stipend; unparalleled access to collections, facilities,curators and other scholars; and opportunities to present work, network and make international contacts.

The showcases will include presentations from IPS alumni, and AHRC staff will give application guidance.

Lunch will be provided, during which all speakers will be available to discuss the scheme. The IPS is open to ECRs and AHRC & ESRC-funded PhD students. ESRC candidates may only apply to Library of Congress.

The events are primarily aimed at eligible candidates, but relevant RO staff such as BGP/DTP co-ordinators etc would be very welcome. The two showcase dates are: Tuesday 4th November 2014, 11.00 – 14.30 at University of Westminster, Regent Street, London &Friday 7th November 2014, 11.00 – 14.30 at University of Manchester, Sackville St Campus, Manchester

Events will start at 11am, with registration open from 10.30.

Please register for a place at

Please check eligibility before registering.

Showcase applicants will be emailed within two working days of applying to confirm whether they have been allocated a place.

More information on the IPS, including presentations and a short film can be found on the main AHRC IPS webpage.

Please direct queries to or call Allie Brown on 01793 416074

We are also holding an IPS Twitter chat with IPS fellows and AHRC staff from 2-3pm, Tues 18th Nov 2014 – @ahrcpress, #AHRCIPS.


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