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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award (North American Studies)

United Kingdom
Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The award will be offered to a U.S. Scholar who will undertake research at the British Library’s Eccles Centre for American Studies making intensive use of the Library's collections relating to North America (U.S., Canada, the Caribbean) for a period of six months. If available, the scholar may have the opportunity to take part in program events and/or seminars.

The Eccles Centre for American Studies works to increase awareness and use of the British Library's extensive collections of books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, maps, sound recordings, and other materials related to the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

The Eccles Centre is a springboard for developing ideas and advancing research. Our goal is to connect users with the British Library’s North American collections. We work with promising talent to expand their thinking and uncover new inspirations. In doing so we bring together minds spanning the creative and academic disciplines.

The Centre’s programme includes a range of events designed to illuminate all aspects of North American literature, history, politics and culture. We nurture our growing community of talented writers, thinkers, and creatives through a range of awards which enable great work to happen. Our range of study resources are designed to help inspire those exploring the British Library's Canadian, American, and Caribbean collections. 

Find out how previous Fulbright Scholars have made use of their time at the British Library here.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

Six months

Grants may begin any time after September 1, 2022, but before April 30, 2023.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Art History
Creative Writing
Film/Cinema Studies
Gender Studies
History, American
History, non- U.S.
International Relations
Library Science
Literature, American
Literature, non- U.S.
Museum Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Areas of Interest

Any field of North American Studies relating to the peoples and cultures, histories and futures of the USA, Canada, and/or the Caribbean. The Centre would particularly welcome applications involving the following priority research areas:

  • North American and Caribbean Indigenous Studies
  • Literary, theatrical and artistic connections in Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States
  • Book history and arts in North America
  • Pacific politics and geopolitics
  • Migration in/from/through Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States
  • LGBTQ in Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States

However, these are not exclusive: any topics related to North American studies, broadly conceived, will be considered

Special Features

Scholars in the UK participate in a wide range of academic, cultural, and social events and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities provided by the Commission; see Special Award Benefits section for more details.

Application Deadline
Activity Type
Professional Project

A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.


Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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