Call closed

Closing date: 5pm GMT, 19 February 2024

Award: £7,500 for a three month project using any datasets on Data Foundry (https://data.nls.uk/)

Requirements, eligibility and application details: download The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship 2024-25 – application information 


The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship 2024-25

This Fellowship supports an exciting opportunity for a three-month period of research into any aspect of the Library’s data collections available on the Data Foundry (https://data.nls.uk/), using data science or other digital research methods or techniques. Fellows should undertake research for a piece of publishable work using one or more of the Data Foundry’s data collections, with a significant focus of the research on the dataset(s) used.

Proposals with an emphasis on exploring underrepresented subjects within the collections and/or using emerging technologies to study and interpret datasets, bringing new learning to the wider Library, are particularly welcome. 

The Fellowship does not require residency within the Library: we welcome applications for remote ’residency’ but expect Fellows to visit the Library to carry out engagement activities for some of their tenure.  

You must have the right to work in the UK when you apply for any position at the Library. The terms of your eligibility to work (e.g. Visa) must fit with the requirements of the advertised post. The Library is unable to offer visa sponsorship. 

International scholars based outside the UK may undertake this Fellowship remotely from overseas as part of their work employment with their university or company, or in a freelance capacity registered overseas.  

The Library is not able to offer this Fellowship as a student grant, bursary, or stipend.  

More information, requirements and eligibility details are available in the accompanying document: The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship – application information 

Applications must be submitted to jobs@nls.uk by 5pm GMT on Monday, 19 February 2024. 

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ines Byrne, Digital Transition Manager, i.byrne@nls.uk.  


Background

The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship is an annual fellowship, which started in 2020. The Library’s Data Foundry was launched in September 2019, as the Library’s data-delivery platform, and part of the Library’s new Digital Scholarship Service. The Data Foundry provides Library collections in machine-readable form: digitised collections (text and images); metadata collections; map data; and organisational data.

The Fellowship is supported by the National Librarian’s Innovation Fund. The Fellowship comes with an award of £7,500 which includes travel expenses.


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Find out more about previous Fellowship projects:

Dr Yann Ryan, The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship 2023-24

Dr Gustavo Candela, The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship, 2022-23

Dr Rosa Filgueira, The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship, 2021-22

Dr Giles Bergel, The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship, 2020-21