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Call for proposals: Decolonising the Archives Research Residency Programme 2021

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  • Written byCommunications Team
  • Published date 07 January 2021
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Decolonising the Archives is a collaborative UAL initiative developed by UAL Decolonising Arts Institute in partnership with UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre (ASCC). Following the inaugural 2020 research residency programme, we are pleased to announce a second call for proposals for a series of residencies in 2021.

The 2021 programme will award bursaries of up to £6,000 for the purpose of supporting postdoctoral research undertaken flexibly on a part-time basis from March to November 2021.

Researchers will be expected to spend approximately 25-30 days over a 9 month period working largely remotely with our collections, sharing research in progress, and producing a paper for publication and dissemination through the Institute’s channels at the end of the residency.

The call is open to postdoctoral researchers with a relevant arts background from any UK-based university, as well as applicants who hold equivalent research experience (including practice-based). Applications from current PhD students will be considered if the opportunity clearly aligns with their research. 

Key dates

  • Deadline for submissions (application form and short CV): 25 January 2021, 5pm
  • Online interviews: 29 January 2021
  • Residency dates: 1 March – 30 November 2021


Full call details (PDF 201KB)
Application Form (Word 814KB)

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