International exchanges

We are keen to promote collaborative working with other world-leading special collections and research organisations.

We offer a range of exchange opportunities to University of Manchester researchers at all career stages to conduct research, gain insights from other scholars and experts and extend scholarly networks. We particularly welcome applications for visits that can provide a step towards a larger, externally funded grant bid.  

The Huntington-Rylands Exchange Fellowship

The Huntington Library is an independent research centre for the humanities that welcomes advanced researchers from all over the world. The Library has an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other textual and graphic materials important for the study of British and American history and literature, the history of science and technology, and the history of the book.

This scheme supports one researcher, at any career stage, from each institution to apply for a one-month fellowship at the partner institution.

Rylands Fellows visiting The Huntington will receive economy round-trip airfare and a bursary towards accommodation. 

Applications are open for the 2022-23 academic year. Fellowships must be undertaken before 31st July 2023.

Deadline: Tuesday 3 May 2022, 5pm

Please send your application form to or contact us for more information.

The Newberry-Rylands Exchange Fellowship

The Newberry collection is home to some 1.6 million books, 600,000 maps, and five million manuscript pages dating from the Middle Ages to the present.

This scheme supports one researcher, at any career stage, from each institution to apply for a one-month fellowship at the partner institution. Fellows will receive $3000 USD at The Newberry, £1500 at the Rylands, plus an additional $1000 (or the equivalent in GBP) for travel.

Deadline: This deadline has now passed

The John W. Kluge Center at The Library of Congress PhD Fellowship

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

This Fellowship gives a University of Manchester PhD student the opportunity to spend three months in Washington DC working at the Library of Congress archives. Fellows will receive a bursary towards travel, accommodation and visa expenses.

Applications are now closed for the 2022-23 academic year.

Deadline: This deadline has now passed

Please contact for more information.

The Folger Fellowship

The Folger Institute is a centre for advanced research in the early modern humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. Founded in 1970, the Institute gathers interdisciplinary communities of scholars for collections-based research. 

In 2022-23, The Folger Institute will offer non-residential research fellowships, in the amount of $3,500, to support four continuous weeks of research and writing.

Deadline: This deadline has now passed

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For information about other available Fellowships, please visit our Funding Opportunities page.