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Humanist Archives: Oct. 26, 2019, 7:36 a.m. Humanist 33.344 - Willard McCarty Fellowship Applications 2019-2020 cfp

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        Date: 2019-10-25 21:16:21+00:00
        From: Gabriele Salciute-Civiliene 
        Subject: Call for Willard McCarty Fellowship Applications 2019-2020 | Digital Humanities Department, King's College London

Dear All,

The Department of Digital Humanities are pleased to announce that the
Willard McCarty Fellowship is now open for the second year in a row for
applications in the 2019-2020 round. Please visit the fellowship page for
more information on the DDH blog:


The call opens as of today and closes on Tuesday 7 January 2020. The
holders of the fellowship grant will be selected based on the evaluations
by the committee and announced at the very beginning of February 2020.

Pls spread the word as wide and far as possible to encourage outstanding
early career scholars from across the world and disciplines to apply.

Best wishes,

Gabriele (gabriele.salciute-civiliene@kcl.ac.uk) and Paul (


The Willard McCarty Fellowship was set up in 2018 by the Department of
Digital Humanities at King's College London in honour of Professor
Willard McCarty's ceaseless contribution to the advances and growth of the
field of Digital Humanities and the Department. The Fellowship is intended 
to support outstanding early career scholars whose work interrogates the 
value of a human-machine dialogue for greater understanding of the human 
mind, condition, culture, and society. It seeks to foster intellectual 
collaboration across borders and disciplines as well as between academia 
and industry. Candidates are expected to have a strong academic presence 
and/or significant engagement with the intellectual life of society as a 

We offer Fellows the opportunity to exchange experiences with colleagues
and students in the dynamic environment of the largest academic digital
humanities department in the world.

Access to Fellowship

Access to the Willard McCarty Fellowship is given to
interdisciplinary-minded academic and non-academic researchers who must
have a PhD either awarded or in hand; or equivalent experience. The route
to the scheme is to apply as outlined in the Section "How and When to
Apply?". Candidates will be selected based on the evaluation made by the
committee formed from internal and external experts.

The Fellowship must be undertaken at the Department of Digital Humanities
for a period from one to two weeks.

Grants of up to £2,500 to successful candidates will cover the following:

   - Round trip standard class fares
   - Accommodation and subsistence

We can provide advice, but appointees must make their own travel and living
arrangements. They will need to seek additional funding elsewhere to cover
any expenses that exceed the grant.

The Department will provide Fellows with office space. Fellows will be
welcome to attend classes and seminars, to work with the staff of the
Department, meet affiliated partners, such as staff of King's Digital Lab,
and access Strand campus and all facilities of the Maughan Library.

The Role of Fellows

Fellows will be affiliated with the interdisciplinary programme and
international staff of the Department. During their stay, holders of the
Fellowship will be required to give one lecture to staff of the department.
In addition, they may give one seminar to graduate and postgraduate
students. The Department will appoint Mentors during the period of their
stay to advise Fellows on writing and publishing, so that if they wish,
they may submit a revised version of their lecture for publication in a
suitable high-impact journal.

How and When to Apply?

Applications for the WM Fellowship 2019-20 open on Monday 28th October
2019, and close on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

To be considered for the Fellowship, please submit the following materials:

   - Cover Letter (up to 500 words) indicating reason for interest in this
   - Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages, with emphasis on the last ten years)
   - Statement of research interests (up to 1,000 words), outlining the
   topics and content of the lecture and seminar the Fellow will give during
   the period of the fellowship
   - Two letters of recommendation

For the 2019-20 Fellowship competition, please submit all materials in one
email to both Paul Spence (paul.spence@kcl.ac.uk)
and Gabriele Salciute Civiliene (gabriele.salciute-
civiliene@kcl.ac.uk) by January 7, 2020. Please put 
"WM Fellowship" in the subject area.

Submissions that are incomplete or sent later than the deadline will not be
considered. The successful candidate(s) will be notified of the results in
early February 2020. The Fellowship will have to take place between March
and end of May 2020.


   - Academic and post-doctoral staff already at King's College London are
   not eligible for this scheme.
   - The scheme is open to applicants without regard to nationality,
   race, religious beliefs or gender.
   - Applicants must be fluent in English.
   - If an applicant needs a visa for entry and stay in the UK, it is his
   or her responsibility to arrange one before arrival.

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