The second round of the scheme was launched on 7 November in a virtual town hall. A recording of this event is made available here. A number of questions were asked and addressed during the meeting, time stamps for these questions are:
09:50 Should the mentor be external to your organisation?
16:11 Is there an expected minimum weekly time commitment for fellows?
17:06 Can you say a little more about the scheme last year. Strengths of successful applications?
19:11 Can you talk a bit more about the role of the mentor and how to chose them.
21:27 Is it acceptable to apply for funding for the research to be carried out in additional hours if your current hours are part time?
22:03 Does your research project have to be related to the collection/institution you already work in? Or can you also work with other institution’s collections?
22:38 Should mentors be based at a UK institution?
23:08 Is funding available to cover mentor’s time?
24:14 Do you provide guidance/good practice advice for mentors?
25:07 If you applied but were unsuccessful last year, can you still apply again, with an updated/revised proposal or a different one?
27:07 Are costs for things like exhibitions and events included in the costing?