Collections Based Research opportunities

There are currently several opportunities to work and study with the University of Reading’s museums and collections:

Collections Based Research Programme Director
We are seeking an outstanding candidate to be responsible for the formulation, development and delivery of a strategic programme of University of Reading (UoR) collections-based research (CBR). Please see the University website for details of this job opportunity.

Deadline for applications: 18th March 2014

Postgraduate studentships
A number of PhD studentships are currently available in a variety of different disciplines including English Literature, Typography and History. Details can be found on the Collections Based Research website.

Deadline for applications: March 29th 2014.

 MERL Fellowships
MERL Fellowships are open to scholars wishing to undertake collections-based research here at the Museum. The scheme aims to foster and facilitate research that will enhance and extend understanding and knowledge of the countryside, food, and farming, with an emphasis on exploiting the Museum’s outstanding collections. Applications are invited for the Gwyn E. Jones MERL Fellowship scheme for 2014-15, tenable for up to twelve months, to support academic research in subject areas associated with the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading. For details, please visit the MERL website

Deadline for submissions: 1st May 2014.

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