Royal Archives Summer Fellowships

The 2018 Summer Fellowship competition has now closed. There will be further Summer Fellowships in 2019.

King’s College London offer the award of a bursary to support original research on the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle for up to a month. These bursaries are open to all researchers.

King’s College London is the lead academic partner for the Georgian Papers Programme, a collaboration with the Royal Archives and Royal Library to shed new light on the Georgian period. The Programme is promoting and developing a research programme in support of the digitisation of some 350,000 pages of original archives, only 15% of which have been published to date.

Fellows will undertake their own research. Fellows will also be invited by staff of the Georgian Papers Programme to share their insights into the collection and join with fellows from other schemes at a number of events as part of a growing academic cohort.

The successful applicants will have full day access to the Royal Archives but should be aware of the need for ample forward planning to allow for security clearance, the identification and retrieval of material of relevance from vaults (catalogues presently available are limited) and the occasional closures of the Castle.

King’s College London is a recognised hub for the interdisciplinary study of the eighteenth century drawing on a range of expertise in the field of literature, cultural and intellectual history, science and medicine, music, languages, philosophy and religion, naval and military history. Alongside the Georgian Papers Programme there are scholarly research centres including the Centre for Enlightenment Studies at King’s, which runs a highly successful MA in 18th Century Studies with the British Museum. The Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, and the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War. Finally, King’s Digital Lab, the King’s Department of Digital Humanities and the Archival Service equally have a track record of ground breaking research and delivery in the fields of digital access and data interpretation.

If you have any questions about the fellowship scheme for 2019, you can contact the academic director, Professor Arthur Burns (

King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship scheme aims to give undergraduate students the opportunity to be active in research by helping to produce knowledge, alongside academics. Undergraduate students apply for advertised Fellowships, ordinarily of one month’s (4 weeks’) duration, to be undertaken during the summer break. Students undertaking the Fellowship are required to produce an academic output for the King’s Experience Research Award, thereby evidencing their learning and enabling its recognition on their Higher Education Achievement Record. The completion of the King’s Experience Research Award is supported via a bursary to facilitate the experiential learning undertaken during the Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Comments or questions regarding the scheme may be directed to

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Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professorships

Invitations are invited for expressions of interest for the positions of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Visiting Professorship at King’s College London for 2019.

The Professorship represents a remarkable opportunity for scholars of the Atlantic World in the long eighteenth century. King’s College London and the SAR welcome expressions of interest from academics of international standing drawn from any relevant discipline. If you would like further information, please contact Joseph W. Dooley, Chairman of the SAR King’s College London Partnership Committee at the address: joe.dooley.1776[at] Deadline for applications is 30 September 2018.

Previous SAR Visiting Professors

2016: Professor Andrew O’Shaugnessy

Professor O’Shaugnessy delivered his lecture on 13th February 2007 at King’s College London, on The Men Who Lost America.

2017: Professor Gabriel Paquette

Professor Paquette delivered his lecture on 26th March 2018 at King’s College London, on Spain and the American Revolution.

2018: Professor Kate Carte Engel