The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0227  Wednesday, 8 May 2013


From:        Krisztina Miner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         May 8, 2013 12:50:55 PM EDT

Subject:     Fulbright US Scholar Distinguished Chair at the Global Shakespeare Center in the United Kingdom - AY 2014-15 


Dear Colleague,


I am writing to alert you to a new U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant opportunity to the United Kingdom for academic year 2014/15 that might be of interest to you or your colleagues:




Hosted jointly by the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London, the Global Shakespeare Center Distinguished Chair will contribute to the intellectual life of the two host universities by conducting research, teaching graduate-level seminars, delivering public lectures and consulting on curriculum development. The newly created Center is intended to shape future research agenda in Shakespeare studies, focusing particularly on ways in which different global perspectives may impact on the field of Shakespeare studies, and on the contribution to this field of performance-based work on Shakespeare. 


The Distinguished Chair will spend one semester in residence at the University of Warwick and one semester at Queen Mary, University of London, respectively, for a total of eight months.


The Global Shakespeare Center has close links with both the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Globe in London. There will be opportunities to draw on these linkages to establish lasting connections and ties with both institutions.

Qualified applicants in Shakespeare studies, theater studies, drama, performance studies, translation studies, any area of English literature, history or cultural studies that would fit within the broad remit of the newly established Global Shakespeare Center are encouraged to apply.


The largest Fulbright Scholar Program in Europe, the UK now offers 35 Core grants for U.S. faculty and professionals to conduct research, teaching or a combination of the two in a variety of fields. This includes: two grants open in all disciplines at any viable UK institution; two grants under Police Research or Criminal Justice Scholar award; two grants under Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy award; three Distinguished Chair grants; four Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorships. In addition, unique to the program are 20 university-partnership awards at designated host universities.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application. The application deadline is August 1, 2013. 


For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link You may also wish to register for one of our webinars at (including one on the UK), or to join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.


I would greatly appreciate if you could share this opportunity with members of your listservs, newsletters or social media group. For further information, please contact Krisztina Miner, Program Officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best wishes,


Krisztina Miner, Ph.D.

Program Officer, Europe and Eurasia

Fulbright Scholar Program

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Institute of International Education (IIE)

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