The Scheme seeks to encourage and enable applications from a wide variety of colleagues, working across professional and disciplinary boundaries, and from a range of institutions.
Applicants do not need to work within an RLUK member institution to apply to this scheme, and can work within any unit or department that sits within a research or academic library which belongs to a Higher Education Institution (HEI), Independent Research Organisation (IRO), or is a member of Research Libraries UK (RLUK).
In order to be eligible for the AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellowship scheme, at the point of application, applicants must:
- Be employed by an academic or research library that belongs to a recognised UK Higher Education Institution (HEI), Independent Research Organisation (IRO), or is a member of Research Libraries UK (RLUK)
- Have at least two years of experience working within a collection-holding, cultural, or information institution or two-years postdoctoral experience
- Have an existing employment contract that lasts at least until the end of the award
- Have identified a named and willing mentor, with a strong academic or professional practice background relevant to their fellowship, who is willing to act as a mentor during the duration of their fellowship. This individual can work within their own institution or at an external institution or body
- The research and work undertaken through these fellowships must fall under the funding remit of the AHRC.
AHRC and RLUK wish to encourage a variety of applications to this scheme. If you are uncertain whether you are eligible to apply to this scheme, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
RLUK and AHRC welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. The scheme would particularly like to encourage applications from early-career professionals who are seeking to develop their research capability, confidence, and capacity.
RLUK and AHRC would also like to encourage applications from members of ethnic minority communities, who constitute an underrepresented group within the library and information sectors.
Every application received to this scheme will be assessed on equal terms, regardless of the sex, age, and/or ethnicity of the applicant. Proposals will be assessed and graded on their merits, in accordance with the criteria and the aims and objectives set for this scheme.