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UK Government Chevening British Library Fellowship 2023/2024 for Professional Research in UK


The Chevening British Library Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and the British Library, offering international experts a year-long professional project-based placement. Fellows will have the privilege of working with the extensive library’s collections and benefit from the broad range of professional expertise of library staff.

The British Library is the national library of the UK and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. The British Library’s collection encompasses all fields of knowledge in hundreds of languages, covering 3,500 years from some of the earliest written records to the digital collections of the present day, and range over all formats. As a public-facing, culturally active research institute, Chevening is pleased to partner with the British Library to bring international experts to the UK to pursue a one-of-a-kind opportunity.


Successful applicants stand to gain the following benefits

  • 12-month period of project-based activity at the British Library

  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship

  • Return economy airfare from their home country to the UK

  • Allowance package for fellowship-related activities

  • Up to £1,000 for approved project-related expenses


To be eligible for a Chevening British Library Fellowship, you must:

  • Demonstrate the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence

  • Demonstrate that you possess the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.

  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship.

  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.

  • Have significant professional and/or academic research experience (at least five years).

  • Be currently employed or a currently enrolled PhD candidate (PhD must not be with a UK/EU or USA university).

  • Provide evidence of meeting at least the minimum English language abilities for Chevening Awards.

  • Not hold British or dual British citizenship or be an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee (since July 2016) of Her Majesty’s Government

Application Deadline: 1st November, 2022

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