Funding opportunities

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library has a range of funding opportunities available to researchers at every stage of their career.

Our grants provide exceptional scholars, from The University of Manchester and beyond, with the support required to undertake original and significant research using our world-class collections. We also support applications to a number of external postdoctoral schemes, such as the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.

Grant holders have access to the John Rylands Research Institute and Library’s extensive and diverse collections, as well as to a strong community of outstanding researchers, curators and imaging specialists. We also offer tailored grant writing support for those wishing to apply for larger external grant schemes.

Information about all of our available funding opportunities, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on this page.

Current opportunities

Manchester Wesley Research Centre / The University of Manchester Joint Visiting Research Fellowship

Manchester Wesley Research Centre / The University of Manchester Joint Visiting Research Fellowship

The University of Manchester and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre are pleased to welcome applications to their Joint Visiting Fellowship programme. The aim of the fellowship is to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions by facilitating scholarly access to the internationally renowned Methodist Archives held at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library in Manchester and the MWRC and Nazarene Theological College (NTC) library. One Visiting Fellowship will be awarded per annum. 

Deadline: 5pm 31 January 2024

Email application to: research.jrril@manchester.ac.uk

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Newberry Library – John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship

Newberry Library – John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library and The Newberry nominate one academic researcher each (at any stage from Postgraduate Researcher upwards) for the academic exchange scheme each year.

Stipend: $3,000 USD (or equivalent in GBP)/month - please note this is to cover both travel and accommodation.

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Any stage Postgraduate Researchers upwards from The University of Manchester can apply for the academic exchange scheme at The Newberry. Former Newberry fellows may apply for a month in residence at the JRRI. 

Deadline: Monday 15 January 2024

Applications are submitted via the Newberry, for more information please visit The Newberry website at www.newberry.org/fellowships