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2021/22 Caird Fellowship competition: Royal Museums Greenwich (deadline 2 November)

last modified Oct 07, 2020 09:24 AM

Royal Museums Greenwich (which comprises the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and Cutty Sark) has a well-established programme supporting high-quality research providing new perspectives on our collections.

Fellowships are stipendiary, and can run for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 months. Applications should engage with our thematic priorities which include:

  • Caribbean, African and Atlantic histories and material cultures (a fellowship in partnership with the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership)
  • The migration of people, objects and ideas
  • British identities in imperial, post-colonial and global contexts
  • Gendered identities and the maritime world
  • Early modern portraiture, architecture and monarchy
  • Naval uniform and questions of fashion, display and identity
  • Debates concerning the contemporary maritime world
  • New approaches to histories of shipping and shipping companies
  • The Royal Observatory Greenwich as a historic landmark and cultural icon

Engagement with our collections is essential, and we welcome applications from within a wide range of disciplines and cross-disciplinary approaches. We also seek to encourage creative and practice-based projects in areas such as the visual arts, community-based research, heritage, performance and literature.

Royal Museums Greenwich actively encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. The fellowship programme typically supports study at a post-doctoral or equivalent level, and we welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities and career stages. Queries regarding eligibility should be sent to: 

Further information about our fellowship competition can be found via the following link:


Please note that the competition closes on 2 November 2020.