The research bursaries are intended, via a defined research project, to promote further imaginative study of the Dictionary’s content to our understanding of the British history and culture.
One of the bursaries will be awarded in association with the Oxford Centre for Life Writing (OCLW) at Wolfson College, Oxford. The OCLW / ODNB bursary is for a research project in the fields of English, Music, Art or Philosophy.
The bursaries are open to PhD students or post-holders at Higher Education Institutions in the UK or overseas; or an individual undertaking scholarly research in the humanities—for example, as an archivist, librarian, museum curator, or in a private capacity without such an affiliation.
The closing date for application is Sunday 12 June 2016. Further details and an application form are available here.
The Oxford DNB is the national record of 60,000 men and women who shaped British history and culture—in the British Isles and overseas—from the Roman period to the year 2012. The Dictionary is a research and publishing project of the University of Oxford’s History Faculty and Oxford University Press, with a staff of academic editors and publishers. The ODNB’s General Editor is the historian, Professor Sir David Cannadine.
Dr Philip Carter, Senior Research and Publication Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography