The object of the Munby Fellowship is to sponsor 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. For 2023-24, two Munby Fellows are sought and at least one of them will conduct research on materials from beyond the European language areas which have historically been very under-represented in Munby Fellowship research.
The Fellowship is normally tenable for ten months (1 October-31 July) and there is a salary of £36,382 (pro rata). The Munby Fellow will be given work space 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.
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 Fellowship is normally advertised each December for a post beginning in October the following year.