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Film: International Placement Scheme: Focus on Library of Congress, Washington DC

It’s certainly true to say that travel broadens the mind, and for anyone undertaking research, the opportunity to explore internationally renowned archives is one not to be missed.

The AHRC’s International Placement Scheme offers Early Career Researchers, Research Assistants and AHRC and ESRC funded PhD students the chance to undertake a research fellowship at several partner institutions in the USA and Japan, including the John W Kluge Center, based within the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

With over 151 million items and 10,000 new resources added daily, the Library of Congress gives researchers from all disciplines the opportunity to enhance their studies, while at the same time meeting new people, sharing ideas and broadening their academic careers.

To find out just what such placements are like, Dario Sarlo, a Kluge Centre Post Doctoral Fellow and former AHRC IPS Fellow, along with AHRC research fellows Lydia Morgan, Kirsty Day, and Rebecca Wright have been sharing their own experiences of working at the biggest library in the world.

To find out more about applying for the AHRC’s International Placement Scheme please visit the following page. 

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UnBox – last minute applications to India opportunity welcome!

Are you interested in film? narrative? digital media? law? Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are looking for an additional person to travel to India to be part of the ‘Unbox’ initiative previously announced. They would be working on the ‘UnVeil’ opportunity, looking at creative ways to convey parliamentary information to a public audience.

Applicants should be fit for travel in early 2013, hold a current passport, and foresee no difficulties in applying for an Indian visa. Applicants must be able to commit to travel to India for the fellowship and the Festival (early January 2013 to February 10th 2013). Although the scheme states it is expected you will go for five weeks – given the timescale we are open to considering shorter durations.

Deadline is 4pm on Tuesday 18th December, but please contact Katie Lambert asap if you think you are interested. or 01793 416049. Have a look at the scheme page for more detail.