Archival research fellowships

Archives and Special Collections at the University of Glasgow are pleased to announce that applications for new Visiting Research Fellowships working with our collections are now open. Please could list members pass on the following information about them to any eligible researchers who might be interested?

 Supported by the Friends of Glasgow University Library and the William Lind Foundation, the University of Glasgow Library is pleased to announce new annual Visiting Research Fellowships to support scholars from across academic disciplines to come to Glasgow to work on our unique research collections.

 Glasgow is proud to have an outstanding library of old, rare and unique material, including many illuminated medieval and renaissance manuscripts of international importance, and more than 10,000 books printed before 1601. It also houses extensive collections relating to art, literature and the performing arts, as well as the University’s own institutional archive which dates back to the 13th century. It is also home to the Scottish Business Archive, with over 400 collections dating from the 18th century to the modern day. More information on our collections

 About the fellowships

The Fellowships are competitive peer-assessed awards. They are designed to provide financial support towards the costs of travel and accommodation to enable researchers to work on the unique collections held in the University Library (up to £1,000 each). The successful recipients should spend between two and four weeks over the course of a year working with the collections in Glasgow.

 One Fellowship is offered by the William Lind Foundation to support research into Scottish business history, otherwise the scope of proposals in open to applicants to define.

 How to apply

Applications forms can be downloaded here and should be submitted by email to the Library Business Team by Noon on 19 November 2018.


 Archives and Special Collections
University of Glasgow Library
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0141 330 5515


Marie S Curie fellows at Aston Business School

Aston is currently looking for external researchers to work with on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships. The current deadline for applications is 14th September 2016, with the next call opening in April 2016.



Eligible Researchers

  • The Funder requires that the researchers shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research
  • At the time of the deadline for submission, they shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 14th September

Preferred Researcher Profile

  • Experience suggests that successful researcher have strong CV’s, with 10+ strong publications (high- ranking, international journals) and a good range of experience (teaching, industry/non-academic, PhD supervision).

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships enable eligible applicants to come to Aston University for a period from 12 to 24 months; the aims are to undertake world class research, undertake career development, and transfer knowledge. If you have the time, read the Guide for Applicants, it will enable you to fully appreciate the aims and objectives of the scheme –  guide_for_applicants_if_2014_en.pdf

If you are interested please contact Prof Stephanie Decker ( Send a description of your potential theme, Aston host and a description of the potential project (please keep the description to no more than 250 words), accompanied by your full academic CV to .

The current deadline is 14th September 2016. If you are interested you must send the requested documents by the end of July for this call.

Dean’s scholarships for PhD at Aston Business School

This year there will be a number of Dean’s scholarships available for doctoral study at Aston Business School (ABS). The scholarship offers £17.000 for 3 years + cover of PhD fees (same condition for Home/EU and Overseas students).[1] The deadline for applications is March 14th 2016.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in organizational history, please contact Prof Stephanie Decker,

Application Criteria for Dean’s Scholarship

All applicants for the Dean’s Scholarships must meet the standard entry requirements for the PhD programme at the Aston Business School:

  • UG Degree 2:1 or above
  • MSc Degree – 65% in taught and dissertation elements.
  • English Language requirements (TOEFL 101, IELTS 7)

Additionally, all applicants must have:

  • GRE/GMAT[2]  at 70% (i.e. this means that the applicant has obtained a better score than 70% of all tested participants).

[1] Teaching is not required as a condition of this scholarship. All PhD students will be able to undertake paid teaching work should they wish to, where available, subject to a number of conditions.  Students can only undertake teaching on successful completion of their Qualifying Report and must take the Aston Certificate: An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE. To ensure that research time is not affected, the total amount of teaching and/or research assistance hours a PhD student can undertake will be limited to 110 hours per year and will be agreed and monitored by the RDP office.

[2] GRE/GMAT is an independently administered test that assesses quantitative, analytical and verbal skills.  This test allows for a rigorous degree of bench marking between applicants. The minimum requirement of 70% applies to each section. For candidates having additional English Language requirements (TOEFL/IELTS), these results will count instead of the verbal reasoning section.

The applicant must provide evidence of:

  • UG Degree
  • MSc Degree
  • 2 comprehensive academic references
  • GRE/GMAT Score
  • Language (if required)
  • Publications (if relevant)

For more details, please see:


Funded PhD in Organizational History

Cross-posted from The Past Speaks – if interested, please email Andrew Smith at ULMS.

For September 2016 entry, the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) will be awarding a number of PhD Studentships as part of its established doctoral funding scheme.

Consistent with our current research strengths we encourage applications in the areas of:

  • History and Institutions
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Leadership, People and Management
  • Supply Chain Management, Lean Production and Agility
  • Marketing and Experiential Consumption
  • Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Risk
  • Societal and Economic Development
  • International Business
  • Econometrics (Theory and Applied), Micro and Macro Economic Theory

 The studentships are funded by the School and represent a significant investment to further consolidate its position as a vibrant and distinct research community, as indicated by publications in top-tier journals across the above-stated areas. In addition, the school hosts a number of editorships in prestigious academic journals.

The full set of information for this call and details of how to apply is available on our website

 Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Friday 29th January 2016