The Eccles Centre at the British Library supports research into the Library’s North American collections (covering Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean). The Centre offers funding to scholars based in North America, as well as the UK and Europe, to cover research visits to the British Library to use the North American collections.
- The Centre’s Visiting Fellowships are open to academic and non-academic researchers, and offer up to £2,500 to support one month’s research at the Library. Application deadline: 4 January 2019. Find out more: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fellowships
- The Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award offer US-based scholars the opportunity to work at the Library for 6 months on a project which requires sustained use of the North American collections. Application deadline: 1 August 2018. Find out more: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fulbright-scholarship
The Eccles Centre for American Studies works to increase awareness and use of the British Library’s extensive collections of books, manuscripts, maps, journals, newspapers and sound recordings related to the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Founded in 1991 by David and Mary Eccles, the Centre works in collaboration with the Library’s Americas curatorial team and external partners interested in the promotion of North American studies in the UK. The Centre runs a lively and diverse events programme, funds research and offers training in the North American collections, and produces bibliographic guides and web exhibitions designed to introduce the quality and breadth of the collections.