The Royal Bank of Canada Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellowship 2018 and the Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book 2017-18 are now accepting applications.

The Royal Bank of Canada Foundation supports 3-month Fellowships to be taken at the Bodleian Libraries during the 2018 calendar year. Scholars at postgraduate level or above, with a current association with a Canadian university, or research-active and culturally interested members of the wider community in Canada, are eligible.

For information and inquiries, please send emails to:

The deadline for this Fellowship is Friday, 13 October 2017.


The Bahari Visiting Fellowship supports research into the Persian Arts of the Book for up to 6 month periods and includes, but is not limited to studies in Art History, Codicology, Calligraphy, Miniature Painting, the History of Islamic Book Production and Scribal Practices, Manuscript Cataloguing, and the Editing and Translation of Texts. Academics or university staff of at least postdoctoral level or equivalent (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library) are welcome to apply. The main focus of any research proposal should be on an aspect or aspects of the Bodleian’s Persian and Islamic Collections.

Descriptions of the collections available to this Fellowship may be found at the Weston Library’s (Bodleian Libraries) website on Middle Eastern Manuscripts and Rare Books.

Applications for this Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis.


Further information on both of these Fellowships may be found here.

For questions regarding eligibility and application procedures for these Fellowships, please visit the How to Apply section of the Bodleian Libraries website.