Application window now open – deadline: November 7th

The British Library is delighted to partner with Chevening, the UK Government’s international awards scheme, to host year-long professional development projects for emerging global leaders. Chevening Fellowships offer dynamic training, professional development and other opportunities for individuals to spend time in the UK, researching subject matter that is relevant to their professional interests as well as to the UK’s international strategic priorities. At the British Library, each Chevening fellowship takes the form of a unique project-based placement that supports British Library staff to capitalise on the breadth and depth of our collections and expertise, enable new types of research, inform strategy and foster international collaboration. Upon completion of their projects, British Library Chevening fellows join the highly regarded global network of Chevening alumni.

We are pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity on Endangered Archives – North Africa and the Middle East. This 12-month project will start at the British Library in London in September 2018:

Endangered Archives – North Africa and the Middle East

This fellowship opportunity is within the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP), co-ordinated and hosted by the British Library. Supported by the Arcadia Fund, the EAP is of international pre-eminence in its mission to protect through preservation, social and cultural archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide. The EAP would now like to strengthen its activities in North Africa and the Middle East. This fellowship will provide the opportunity to research the archival collections in one of these areas, engage with archival experts, at the British Library and internationally, to develop a targeted engagement strategy, and support its delivery through an outreach programme.

Applications are welcome from candidates from the following countries: Algeria; Egypt; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Libya; Mauritania; Morocco; Palestine; South Sudan; Sudan; Syria; Tunisia

For a detailed overview of this and other opportunities for Chevening Fellowships at the British Library, and instructions on how to apply, visit:

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