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Social Science Research Development Fellowship

The British School at Rome

Location: Rome - Italy
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th April 2019
Closes: 9th May 2019

Applications are invited for a one-year post-doctoral Social Science Research Development Fellowship to carry forward the British School at Rome’s social science-based research agenda, to establish and/or develop relationships with relevant international organisations based in Rome, and to act as a social science champion in developing new research opportunities previously unexplored by the BSR. The Fellow will be expected to identify and develop a project related to their own area of interest, and to contribute to the delivery of the BSR’s Research Strategy.

The BSR is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences. We create an environment for work of international standing and impact from Britain and the Commonwealth, and a bridge into the intellectual and cultural heart of Rome and Italy.

Italy and Rome’s historical ties and proximity to the Middle East and North Africa region, and the current problems posed to social cohesion and integration by mass migration, mean that there are numerous policy areas requiring research and development. Many of the items of the Global Challenges agenda are on Italy’s doorstep, but extend beyond the individual nation state to question the nature of EU collaboration and cooperation: border security, cyber security, human trafficking, cultural heritage protection, environmental impact and intelligence sharing. Rome stands at the heart of the UN’s sustainable development agenda, as witnessed by the 2016 collaboration policy issued by the United Nations Rome-based agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organisation, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme. The BSR is ideally placed to serve as a platform for UK-based researchers in the emerging field of development studies.

The Fellowship offers free board and lodging at the BSR from 16 September 2019 to 31 July 2020, and a research and travel grant equivalent to £750/month. It also offers membership of a vibrant multidisciplinary research community, a varied and international events programme and 24-hour access to our historic library collection.

Further details (including eligibility criteria) and the application form are available at

For any additional information, please contact Dr Gill Clark at

Closing date for applications: noon (BST) on Thursday 9 May 2019

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