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 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 $2,500 USD or the equivalent in GBP. We hope to run this scheme again in the 2022-23 academic year.

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. We hope to run this scheme again in the 2021-22 academic year.

The Folger-Rylands Exchange 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. 

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 a bursary towards travel, accommodation and visa expenses. We hope to run this scheme again in the 2022-23 academic year.

The Huntington-Rylands Exchange Fellowship

The Huntington's 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. Fellows will receive a bursary towards travel, accommodation and visa expenses. We hope to run this scheme again in the 2022-23 academic year.

Find out more

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