Apply to be our Digital Scholarship Fellow for 2023-24.

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The National Library of Scotland invites applications for The National Librarian’s Research Fellowship in Digital Scholarship. 

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 using data science or other digital research methods or techniques. Fellows should undertake research for a significant piece of publishable work using one or more of these data collections, with a significant focus of the research project on the dataset(s) used.

Projects which align with our 2020-25 strategy, ‘Reaching People’, are particularly welcome, and projects must engage with at least one of the Library’s underrepresented audiences.

As a digital fellowship, tenure of the National Librarian’s Digital Scholarship Research Fellowship does not require residency within the Library: we welcome applications for remote ’residency’; Fellows should visit the Library to carry out engagement activities for some of their tenure, however.


More information, requirements and eligibility details are available in the accompanying document: please click here for more information

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form for your application here: Equal Opportunities form

Applications should be submitted to by 5pm GMT on Monday 20 February 2023.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Dr Sarah Ames, Digital Scholarship Librarian: 

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Find out more about previous Fellowship projects:

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