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AHRC International Placement Scheme 2023

The AHRC International Placement Scheme funds eligible PhD students and early career researchers to complete a research fellowship at an international institution for 2 to 6 months.

Registration for Janaury 2023 webinars open now. See below.

What is it

The International Placement Scheme (IPS) provides early career researchers, and AHRC-funded and ESRC-funded doctoral students, with inclusive and dedicated access to the internationally renowned collections, programmes and expertise held at IPS host institutions.

The scheme aims to enhance the depth, range, diversity and quality of research activities conducted by scholars, including research exploring under-represented and under-researched cultures and histories.

IPS provides unique opportunities for networking with other international scholars based at these world-renowned institutions and can have a transformational impact on personal development and career progression.

You will receive £1,000 for travel and visa costs and £1,925 for each month of the fellowship, in addition to your monthly M4C stipend.

Fellowships last between 2 and 6 months.

The IPS host institutions for this round are:

  • Harry Ransom Center, US
  • Huntington Library, US
  • Library of Congress, US
  • National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan
  • Smithsonian Institution, US

How to Apply

Your fellowship must be based on your area of current research (including your doctoral research if you are a PhD student). The proposed research activities and outputs from your fellowship should complement, strengthen, or build on your current area of research. You will need to propose a distinct package of research in your application and explain how this project relates to both your current research and the collections and expertise of your prospective host institution.

Applications opened on the 22nd November 2022 and close on the 23rd February 2023 at 16:00. Please note that your institution may have their own internal proccess and deadlines so please check with them.

Full details about the sceme, including how to apply can be found here: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/international-fellowships-for-doctoral-and-early-career-researchers/

Please note that this is a separate scheme from M4C and you should contact them directly with any queries. If your application is successful, please do email M4C to let us know so that we can update your records accordingly. 

Information Webinars

Prospective applicants and those supporting International Placement Scheme applications can now register for either of the AHRC January webinars. 

The sessions will provide guidance on the parameters of the scheme, the application process and eligibility criteria, with opportunities for questions. At each session, they will be joined by two of the host institutions.

 Please note that the format of each event will be the same, and so we ask that you only register for one webinar in order to allow the maximum number of participants to attend and benefit from these sessions.

 The webinars will be held on the following dates between 4pm and 5pm UK time: 

  • Monday 16th January, supported by colleagues from our host institutions the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Register here 
  • Thursday 19th January, with support from the Harry Ransom Center and the Huntington Library. Register here

If you are unable to attend either date, or both events are at capacity, please complete this separate survey in order to express your interest in receiving a recording or being put on the waiting list for either event.