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2018 Michael Bromberg Fellowship, British Museum

The Michael Bromberg Fellowship was endowed in 1978 to promote education by the study of prints and their history, and since 2001 has been held in the British Museum. Practical training in the understanding of printmaking techniques and knowledge of print history through the fellowship is given by means of fellowships lasting about three months in the Department of Prints and Drawings.

The Department's collection covers western prints from the early 15th century to the present day, and interests in any areas of the collection are equally welcome. The British Museum awards two Michael Bromberg Fellowships annually. The Fellowships can be held at any point in the year by agreement with the Department of Prints and Drawings and to suit the Fellow's own academic course, but should be for a continuous period of time. The value of each scholarship is £3,500, paid as a single grant at the beginning of the period. The holders will be responsible for making all arrangements about travel, accommodation, visas, etc.

Application Process for Bromberg Fellowship -----

Fellowships are open to students of all nationalities. The successful candidates are most likely to be students after the final year of their first degree or in the process of undertaking a second degree (MA or PhD, whether before, during or immediately after). In offering Fellowships, the electors look for academic promise and an interest in the field of prints and works of art on paper.

Candidates should contact the Keeper of Prints and Drawings if they require further information. There is no application form. Applications must be in writing and be no more than one side of A4, explaining why the student is interested in the Fellowship, what qualities he or she brings to it and what he or she hopes to gain from it. Applicants should enclose a full curriculum vitae and ask an academic referee to send a letter of support directly to the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum.

Candidates must have a good English speaking and writing ability. Since Fellows will need to be given security passes to access the department and its collections, they will need to go through the same security checks as British Museum employees and contractors, though the Fellows are not employees of the British Museum and no other contractual relationship exists with the Museum.

The closing date for each year's Bromberg applications is 21 December, and awards are made by the middle of the following February. Candidates will only be called for interview if this is the only way to resolve a problem in the minds of the electors.


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