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UK's prestigious Chevening scholarships continues to offer opportunities

The newly launched Chevening - British Library Fellowship is collaboration between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Library.

A fully-funded learning and development opportunity for outstanding professionals has been announced today by The British High Commission. The newly launched Chevening - British Library Fellowship is collaboration between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Library. The Fellowship offers international experts from South Asia and Africa region a year-long professional research placement in the UK. One of the two fellowships focuses on the acquisition and preservation of news in South Asia, and the other on how big data and open data benefit libraries across the world.

Applications are now open for the Chevening/British Library Professional Fellowships, which are tenable from 2016/2017 and will provide a 12 month long opportunity to carry out research at the British Library. Selected fellows will benefit from embedded working and hands-on training within a specific team, as well as having access to a range of organisational training and development opportunities, such as the British Library’s Digital Scholarship programme.

The British Library is the United Kingdom’s national library, and is one of the world’s greatest research libraries, housing a collection exceeding 150 million items developed over 250 years. The fellowships will capitalise on the breadth and depth of the Library’s collections and expertise, enabling new types of research, informing strategy, and fostering international collaboration.

Candidates with personal, intellectual, and interpersonal attributes reflecting their potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence are encouraged to apply. More details are available