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The Chevening British Library Fellowship in the United Kingdom

Deadline : November 2, 2022

Apply for the Chevening British Library Fellowship in the United Kingdom. The Chevening British Library Fellowship offers selected fellows the opportunity to gain experience in strategic and policy work relevant to the national library. This fellowship programme is made possible through a partnership between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Library.

Selected fellows will undertake a year-long professional project-based placement, working with the extensive library’s collections while benefiting from the experience and professional expertise of library staff.

You will be embedded within the day to day work of the Library, with hands-on training within a dedicated team. Fellows will also work under dedicated supervisors who will work to monitor the progress and the professional development of each fellow.


Selected fellows will benefit from the following

  • The fellowship will last a duration of 12-month, hosted at the British Library.
  • Your daily living expenses for the entire duration of the fellowship are covered by the programme
  • Fellows will receive an economy return ticket for travel from their home country to the UK.
  • You will receive an allowance package for fellowship-related activities.
  • Fellows will also have at their disposal a special amount worth £1,000 for approved project-related expenses.


To be eligible for a Chevening British Library Fellowship, you must:

  • Applicants for this fellowship programme must be citizens and residents of China, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
  • Prospective fellows must demonstrate potential in both leadership and influence
  • You must posses a postgraduate level qualification or its equivalent if you are to be considered.
  • Candidates must have accumulated significant professional and/or academic research experience of at least five years.
  • You must be currently employed or enrolled as a PhD scholar in a country other than UK/EU or USA.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate the minimum English language abilities for Chevening Awards.


This fellowship programme will is slated to begin in September 2023 and will run for a period of 12-month. All activities under this programme will be conducted at the British Library.

The programme runs under thwo themes and ther is one placement per theme. Her below are the programme themes

  • Automating the recognition of historical Chinese handwritten texts: This theme is specifically dedicated to applicants from Mainland China.
  • Manuscript Textiles in the Southeast Asian Collections: This fellowship is specifically dedicated to candidates from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand

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