Caird Fellowship competition: Royal Museums Greenwich

2021-2022 Caird Fellowship: deadline for applications 2 November 2020

Royal Museums Greenwich (which comprises the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and Cutty Sark) has a well-established programme supporting high-quality research providing new perspectives on our collections. Fellowships are stipendiary, and can run for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 months. Applications should engage with our thematic priorities which include:

• Caribbean, African and Atlantic histories and material cultures (a fellowship in partnership with the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership)

• The migration of people, objects and ideas

• British identities in imperial, post-colonial and global contexts

• Gendered identities and the maritime world

• Early modern portraiture, architecture and monarchy

• Naval uniform and questions of fashion, display and identity

• Debates concerning the contemporary maritime world

• New approaches to histories of shipping and shipping companies

• The Royal Observatory Greenwich as a historic landmark and cultural icon

Engagement with our collections is essential, and we welcome applications from within a wide range of disciplines and cross-disciplinary approaches. We also seek to encourage creative and practice-based projects in areas such as the visual arts, community-based research, heritage, performance and literature.

Royal Museums Greenwich actively encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. The fellowship programme typically supports study at a post-doctoral or equivalent level, and we welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities and career stages. Queries regarding eligibility should be sent to:

Further information about the fellowship competition can be found here.