International Placement Scheme
The annual International Placement Scheme (IPS) provides funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*-funded doctoral students. From 2016, IPS fellowships are available at:
- Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA
- Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA
- National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan
- Shanghai Theatre Academy, China
- Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., US
- Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
*ESRC candidates are eligible to apply to Library of Congress only.
Aims of the International Placement Scheme
- to provide early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC-funded doctoral students with dedicated access to the internationally renowned research collections/ programmes/ expertise held at the host IPS institutions;
- through such access, to enhance the depth, range and quality of research activities conducted by scholars;
- to create opportunities for networking with other international scholars at those institutions.
Privileges vary across hosts, but broadly IPS fellows will enjoy:
- A fellowship of two to six months.
- A travel contribution of up to £800, visa costs paid, plus £1200 for each month of the felllowship (in addition to the normal stipend paid as part of any existing AHRC/ESRC award).
- Some IPS hosts can help fellows find accommodation.
- IPS fellows will have a working or office space, and enjoy access to their host’s collections, resources, facilities, curators and other scholars.
- IPS fellows will be part of a cohort of international fellows, and receive support from hosts with a history of accommodating international fellows.
- Opportunities to take part in workshops, conferences, symposia, special lectures, as well as present work to peers and mentors, and network and forge international contacts and collaboration.
- Value added to current and future research and an enhancement to their CV.