Applications are invited from US-based scholars who wish to spend 6 months at the British Library researching a North American topic.

The Fulbright British Library Eccles Centre Award competition 2019-20 is now open.  The award covers a six-month research project for a US-based scholar in any field of study relating to North America (Canada, the USA and the Caribbean).

The Eccles Centre for American Studies works to increase awareness and use of the British Library’s extensive collections of books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, maps, sound recordings and other materials related to the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  The Eccles Centre welcomes enquiries from US-based scholars interested in using these unique resources in their work.

Founded in 1991 by David and Mary Eccles, the Centre works in collaboration with the Library’s Americas curatorial team and external partners interested in the promotion of North American studies in the UK. The Centre runs a lively and diverse events programme and looks to provide opportunities for Fulbright scholars to share their work with both public and academic audiences in London and around the UK, through the Library’s Living Knowledge Network and other subject-specific academic partners around the country.

The Fulbright British Library Eccles Centre Award offers £2,750 per month, and the funding is intended as a contribution towards US-UK travel, accommodation, and general maintenance costs while in the UK.  The award may begin any time after September 1, 2019 but before April 30, 2020.

For more information on the Eccles Centre and the resources of the British Library, please visit our website or contact For more information on the Fulbright application process, please visit the CIES website.

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