The Crown Estate – Caird Research Fellowship

In partnership with The Crown Estate, the National Maritime Museum invites applications for two Short-term Research Fellowships for 2011.

£2,000 per month, for three months, tenable from January 2011

The collections of the National Maritime Museum enjoy an international reputation. The Museum is committed to encouraging high-quality research on the collections and related maritime subjects.

The Museum and The Crown Estate are particularly keen to receive proposals that explore:

(i)  The geomorphological history of the coastline, seabed and associated features within the Humber estuary, and the nearby offshore sandbanks, or

(ii)  Coastal changes in historic times – linking offshore bathymetric changes and cliff recession along the Holderness coast, or

iii)  The geomorphological history of the Dogger Bank.

These Fellowships will provide a unique opportunity for research that uses historical collections to understand our marine environment today.

Candidates with a proven record in the fields of historical geography and environmental history, or those with cognate research interests in marine geography or environmental science, are encouraged to apply.

Further details and application forms are available from:
Research Administrator,
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Tel: 020 8312 6716  Fax: 020 8312 6592
Email: Website:

Closing date:  Monday 22 November 2010

How to apply

Download the application form (PDF file). Please complete the form and return it, along with your C.V. and detailed proposal, to the address below.

PDF files can be downloaded and viewed using Acrobat Reader.

Return your application to:

Research Administrator
National Maritime Museum
London SE10 9NF

For more information, contact the Research Administrator:

Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6716
Fax: +44 (0)20 8312 6592

Notes for applicants

The application form asks for brief personal details, the title of the proposed research project, and the names and addresses of two academic referees. The application form should be accompanied by the following information as appendices:

1. a curriculum vitae; this should be kept short and include details of the applicant’s education, employment history, and publications or papers delivered, if any;

2. an outline – not exceeding 3 sides – of the proposed research project, a timetable for its completion, and proposals for making the results available. (The Museum does not undertake to publish or assist with publication of the results of work accomplished during the tenure of the fellowship).

Appendices must be typewritten or word processed on A4 paper and be suitable for photocopying.


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