The Munby Fellowship in Bibliography of the University of Cambridge was founded in memory of the late Alan Noel Latimer Munby, a greatly respected scholar in the field of bibliography, especially in the history of the book trade and of book-collecting.

The object of the Munby Fellowship is to continue his work by sponsoring bibliographical research based in the first instance on the collections of the libraries of Cambridge, and likely to be of benefit also, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. Within that general framework, there are no restrictions on the choice of research subject which may concern printed or manuscript material, in any language.

Munby Fellowship in Bibliography

Course level: Postdoctoral fellowship

Fields of study: Research of choosing in any area of the wide fields of Bibliography and the History of the Book

Institution and country: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Sponsor: University of Cambridge

Scholarship inclusions:

The Fellowship is normally tenable for ten months (1 October-31 July) and there is a salary of about £34,520 (pro-rata). The Munby Fellow will be given workspace in the University Library and will enjoy access to the Library’s collections on the same terms as the members of its permanent staff. A modest amount of help with research expenses is available.

There will normally be available to the Munby Fellow a non-stipendiary Research or Visiting Fellowship at Darwin College for the period of tenure of the Munby Fellowship.

Eligibility criteria for the Munby Fellowship:

The Munby Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline, men or women, of any university or nationality. Preference will be given to scholars at post-doctoral or an equivalent level. The offer of the Fellowship to any foreign national (other than a citizen of the EU or Gibraltar) or to any Commonwealth citizen would be subject to the issue of a work permit by the Department of Employment.

Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of the English language with an English language proficiency certificate as ILETS or TOFEL.

Application period: September to November every year

How to apply for the Munby Fellowship:

Applicants need to submit an online application by creating an account to compete for the Munby Fellowship tenure of October 1 to July 31. Quote reference VE21276 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Upload a statement outlining your research proposal (a maximum of 2 A4 pages) alongside your covering letter and CV, as well as completing the online application form (include details of three referees).

Other useful links:

University of Cambridge Munby Fellowship in Bibliography