AHRC launches 2012 International Placement Scheme for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Researchers

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has launched the 2012 International Placement Scheme (IPS), offering AHRC/ESRC*-funded postgraduate students, research assistants and early career researchers the exciting opportunity to enhance their project with a short-term fellowship at a prestigious research institution in the USA, India or Japan:

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA*
National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA
Sarai Research Programme at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India

The institutions have world-class research facilities, giving IPS fellows dedicated access to unique collections, programmes and expertise, plus the opportunity to network and form collaborative relationships.

Applicants can apply to spend from three to six months at their chosen IPS institution during the 2012/13 academic year.

Successful applicants will receive an award from the AHRC/ESRC* to contribute towards their flight costs plus a monthly living allowance of £1000 in addition to the existing stipend/salary they receive as part of their current AHRC funding.

Applications must be submitted via Je-S, the RCUK online application system, by 16:00 GMT on 15th March 2012.

Further information about each of the host institutions, applicant eligibility and how to apply can be found on the above AHRC webpages. If you have any queries not answered by the scheme guidance documents, please contact Allie Brown at the AHRC on ips@ahrc.ac.uk or telephone 01793 416074.

*ESRC award holders are eligible to apply to The Library of Congress, but not the other IPS institutions.


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