The Singleton Center is happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2017/2018 round of the Warwick – JHU graduate student exchange for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. This scheme, now in its third year, allows one graduate student from JHU working in any field related to Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies to spend four weeks at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) during the spring or summer of 2018.
During their stay, JHU students will be affiliated to Warwick’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. They will enjoy full access to the library and other research facilities on campus, and will be encouraged to join in the activities and events organized by Warwick’s Renaissance Centre. JHU’s Singleton Center will cover travel expenses up to $1,000 dollars, accommodation costs up to $800, and visa expenses in full (JHU students who are not EU citizens will need to apply for a UK Short Term Study Visa).
This is a unique opportunity for our students to interact with the vibrant scholarly community at one of the UK top research universities. The University of Warwick is strategically located in the heart of the British Midlands, only a short train or bus ride from London (British Library, Warburg Institute, Wellcome Collection, Royal Society etc.), Oxford (Bodleian Library and College Libraries), Cambridge (Cambridge University Library and College Libraries) and Manchester (John Rylands Library).
Further info, including reports from students who have benefited from this exchange in previous years, can be found at: on the program website.
Applications should be sent to Professor Sara Miglietti by November 30, 2017. They should include:
- Statement of purpose highlighting the topic of the research that the applicant will be conducting during their stay at Warwick and details regarding specific research needs (e.g. libraries they wish to visit, scholars at Warwick who would be beneficial to the student’s research, etc.); please also state clearly in what period you would ideally plan your visit
- One letter from the student’s advisor or other JHU faculty familiar with the applicant’s work
We accept applications from students at any stage in their PhD studies, although preference may be given to students who have reached ABD status and/or have a defined dissertation topic.
Visit Warwick’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance for more information on its members and their research interests.