Royal Museums Greenwich offers a range of funded research opportunities for academics, students and researchers.

The purpose of our programme is to support new research by academics, researchers and students with an interest in maritime history, astronomy and time.

We offer co-supervision for Doctoral Studentships funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and we offer Museum funded programmes, including a series of short-term and long-term fellowships, plus student internships.

Student research internships

Duration: Up to six weeks | Funding: £1500 | Deadline: Spring 2016

Supports new research into the history of science and technology, in the context of maritime history, astronomy and time. Particularly beneficial to those considering postgraduate research. 

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AHRC Doctoral Studentships

Duration: Three years | Funding: details available from AHRC | Deadline: Autumn 2016

The National Maritime Museum is a supervising partner for AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Awards. We invite proposals on any aspect of our collections, in particular maritime history, astronomy and time.

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Research Fellowships

Caird Senior Research Fellowship 

Duration: One year | Funding: £20,000 | Extended deadline: 27 October 2017

Supports research on the Museum's collections or in any field of British naval and maritime history, including broader cultural, social and political aspects.

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Caird Short-Term Research Fellowship 

Duration: Up to three months | Funding: £1,600 per month | Extended deadline: 27 October 2017

Supports research that furthers understanding of Britain's maritime history through the advanced study of our collections. 

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The Sackler Short-Term Research Fellowship

Duration: Up to three months | Funding: £1,600 per month | Extended deadline: 27 October 2017

Supports research on the history of astronomical and navigational sciences, with particular reference to the Museum's collections and subjects. 

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Conferences and events

Queen's House Conference 2018: Call for papers

This conference will mark the conservation and re-display of the Armada Portrait at the Queen’s House, the last remaining building of Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Elizabeth I and a major royal site for the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. The deadline for submissions of papers is 1 December 2017.

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Maritime Exploration and Memory: Call for papers

This conference is intended to consider maritime exploration from the equally vibrant perspective of memory studies. Presentations will focus on the history, poetics, and material and visual culture of exploration, exploring how these have changed over the years and what their legacies have been, and continue to be. Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2017.

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The First World War at Sea: Conflict, culture and commemoration: Call for papers

This conference will explore the First World War at sea through wide-ranging themes designed to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research and new perspectives on the subject. Deadline for proposals: 1 December 2017.

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History of Navigation Conference 2018: Navigation, heroism, history: Call for papers

Continuing our well-respected series of conferences, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Royal Institute of Navigation are holding another event to bring together current research into the history of navigation. Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2017.

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