University of Reading Offers John and Griselda Lewis Postdoctoral Fellowship in UK, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

The University of Reading is inviting applications for John and Griselda Lewis Postdoctoral Fellowship available from March 2019, or a mutually agreed date and for a period of up to 12 months. Fellowships are available for International students.

The project funding bid would aim to support the production of a new critical edition of Lewis’ 1962 publication ‘Printed Ephemera: The Changing Uses of Type and Letter forms in English and American Printing’ to be accompanied by a collection of essays or articles exploring different aspects of the collection, the work of the Lewis’s.

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Host College/University:

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire, England. It was founded as a University of Oxford extension college in 1892 as University College, Reading.

Degree level:

Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral research program.

Field of Study:

They will have a demonstrable interest in printing history, ephemera or the history of typographic design and preferably a strong track record of archival and collections research experience in a relevant area.

Scholarship Award: 

The Fellowship is available from March 2019, or a mutually agreed date and for a period of up to 12 months (we estimate this would equate to 2-3 months full time equivalent) and will attract a stipend of £5,000.

Nationalities:

Fellowships are available for International students.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

We are seeking an exceptional postdoctoral researcher with an ability to exploit this opportunity to build on the legacy of the Lewis’s pioneering work in relation to the history and development of type and letter forms. They will have a demonstrable interest in printing history, ephemera or the history of typographic design and preferably a strong track record of archival and collections research experience in a relevant area.

English Language Requirements: 

The English language levels generally required for our undergraduate courses are outlined in the tables below. However, if you do not yet meet these levels then we can help. When you apply please let us know your current level of English (through your most recent IELTS or equivalent score) and we will advise you on the best route to starting a degree with us.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references reach Kate Arnold-Forster (k.arnold-forster-at-reading.ac.uk) by the closing date of 28th February 2019. References should be submitted by email, with the applicant’s name added clearly to the subject line. Applicants should ensure that referees are familiar with the content of their proposal and are able to comment directly on their ability to deliver the work outlined. In instances where the applicants have an institutional affiliation, applicants should seek references from external sources.

Applicants should submit:

  • A CV
  • Written proposal (of up to 1,500 words) indicating how you would approach this project and apportion time to developing the bid and other related research.
  • Applicants should also ensure that references have been provided by two referees by (see submission details below).

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

February 29, 2019.

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