Call for Applications: British Library PhD research placements scheme

The British Library has announced a new Call for Applications for its PhD research placements scheme. This is open to all current PhD students (as long as they have the support of their PhD supervisor) and offers opportunities to develop and apply research skills outside the university sector. There are 22 bespoke placement opportunities available in various teams across the Library, and each placement has a dedicated BL supervisor and offers ‘behind-the-scenes’ staff-level access to the Library’s collection, resources and expertise.

The application deadline is 5 pm on Monday, 18 February 2019. Most placements can take place any time between May 2019 and March 2020 (any restrictions to this are specified in the individual placement profiles). Each placement is for 3 months full-time or (if feasible) the part-time equivalent.

Full details, including information on how to apply, is available here:

Please direct questions to