International Placement Scheme 2018
The International Placement Scheme (IPS) is an annual programme providing Research Fellowships to AHRC/ESRC1-funded doctoral students, early career researchers and doctoral-level research assistants.
Update: Although this call has now closed another 2018 IPS call has opened, please see on our International Placement Scheme 2018 reopened page.
The purpose of the Call – described as an ‘IPS Fellowship’ – is to provide Early Career Researchers (ECRs), doctoral level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC funded doctoral students with dedicated access to the internationally renowned collections, programmes and expertise held at the IPS institutions. These consist of seven world-leading, international institutions:
- Harry Ransom Center (HRC), The University of Texas at Austin, USA
- The Huntington Library, California, USA
- The Library of Congress (LoC), Washington DC, USA
- National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), Japan
- Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), Shanghai, China
- Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
- The Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), Connecticut, USA
*Please note that ESRC-funded students will only be eligible to apply to the Library of Congress.
The AHRC offers differing numbers of placements at each institution (please see the guidance on costs section VI for the proposed numbers). Placements will be for 2-6 months; the total awarded consists of an £870 stipend for travel and visa costs and a living stipend of £1200 for each month of the fellowship.
The Call aims to:
• provide ECRs, doctoral level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*- funded doctoral students, with dedicated access to the internationally renowned collections/ programmes/ expertise held at the seven IPS institutions;
• enhance the depth, range and quality of research activities conducted by scholars;
• create opportunities for networking with other international scholars at those institutions.
For guidance on how to apply to each of the institutions, the rules and eligibility of the scheme please see the IPS Call Guidance Document (PDF, 399KB)(PDF, 174KB).