British Library PhD Placements

The British Library are running a series of 3-month (or PT equivalent) PhD Placements, hosted by our specialist curatorial teams and other Library experts. There are 17 placements available but please note that the Library is not able to provide payment to placement students.* 

This PhD placement offers an exciting opportunity to work with the British Library’s political archives and specialist curatorial team to survey the holdings of the papers of Cabinet ministers, to enhance the catalogue records and promote greater use of the collection.

Details about the scheme and application guidelines:

Application deadline: 19 February 2016

Open to all doctoral students (as long as they have the support of their supervisor or graduate tutor) the placement scheme includes a dedicated workplan, plus full supervision and training. All placement students are allocated their own desk and/or workspace, and are fully integrated into the working environment of the team/department in which they are based.

Placements will be held between June 2016 – May 2017. Exact start dates to be pre-agreed with successful candidates.

We hope that, Doctoral Training Centres will be able to draw on institutional funding to support placements and similar activities.

Contact for all queries or to be added to our mailing list.

* Message from your student reps: Birkbeck has indicated that students should be able to use their research expenses funds towards self-financing participation.

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