To celebrate the opening of our new Research Library, the University of St Andrews is pleased to announce a new scheme of visiting scholarships. These scholarships will underwrite the costs of a period of work in our library Special Collections. St Andrews University has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the university’s foundation. The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography.  In addition to a substantial collection of incunabula and early printed books, the library has a significant eighteenth-century collection dating from its period as a copyright library (1710-1836). The University archives also include an exceptional collection of 15th -16th Century materials relating to Fife and to the university and city of St Andrews.

The scholarships are open to all interested researchers, whether or not affiliated to a university. Applications for 2014 should be submitted electronically by 28 February 2014.

Further details, including a longer description of the research highlights of the St Andrews Special Collections, and application form can be found on the USTC website:

Further enquiries can be addressed to Professor Andrew Pettegree at [email protected].