Tenable from October 2005

The collections of the National Maritime Museum enjoy an international reputation. The Museum is committed to encouraging high-quality research on the collections and related maritime subjects. Its Caird and Sackler fellowships aim to promote the better understanding of the Museum’s collections, maritime history and the history of science, as well as supporting research that opens up issues in these areas.

It invites applications for the following research fellowships:

Caird Senior Research Fellowship £15,000 p.a. Post-doctoral level or equivalent This fellowship is offered for research in the field of British maritime historical studies. The successful applicant will carry out research of their choice, related to some aspect of the Museum’s collections or subject areas. The Museum welcomes multi-disciplinary approaches and would be particularly interested in proposals relating to imperial maritime history. The fellowship is tenable for one year.

Caird Short-Term Research Fellowships £1,500 per month These awards are for periods of up to three months to encourage research into the Museum’s collections by overseas scholars, museum professionals or those living at a distance from London.

Caird North American Fellowship £5,000 The National Maritime Museum and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for a three-month travelling fellowship for scholars living outside the United States to conduct advanced research on maritime collections in the north-eastern United States. The strengths of these collections are pre-1840.

The Sackler Research Fellowship in The History of Astronomy and Navigational Sciences £15,000 p.a. The Sackler Research Fellowship in the History of Astronomy and Navigational Sciences has been established to promote advanced research specifically related to the Museum’s collections. The Museum has one of the finest collections of scientific instruments and hydrographic charts in the world and invites proposals from applicants who have completed advanced research into some aspect of the history of astronomy, hydrography or scientific instruments. The fellowship is tenable for two years.

Further details and application forms are available from: The Research Administrator, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF. Tel: 020 8312 6716. Fax: 020 8312 6521. E-mail: [email protected]

Closing date: 1 November 2004.