Visting Fellowship Application Information 2021-22

The Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) invites applications for a Sabbatical Visiting Fellowship, to be taken up during the academic year 2021-22. It is envisaged the Fellowship will last 2-3 months (by negotiation). Given the continued likelihood of restrictions on travelling and gathering through autumn 2021, we expect that the Fellow will come to St Andrews in the spring semester.

The Fellowship is open to any academic across the world in a permanent or tenure-track faculty post with research interests in any area of the Francophone world during any period of history. Prospective applicants who are unsure whether they qualify should email the Co-Director ( The tenure of the Fellowship might particularly suit academics in the later stages of writing up a substantial piece of research. The Fellowship provides a stipend of £3000, intended to defray costs such as transportation to and from St Andrews from the holder’s normal place of work and accommodation costs while resident in St Andrews. The Fellow will have full borrowing and e-access rights in the University Library.

The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to present a research paper and to take part in the normal seminar life of the Centre and the School of History during his or her stay in St Andrews. The activities of the Centre for French History and Culture, and its staff, can be viewed on its website:

To apply please send the following documents to the Co-Director, Dr Justine Firnhaber-Baker (

(1) a covering letter outlining your proposed programme of research (maximum 1000 words)

(2) a short CV (maximum 4 pages)

(3) a list of publications (maximum 2 pages)

(4) the names and addresses of two referees we might choose to approach.

If there is anything else you would like to draw to our attention to help your application, please mention it in a short covering email.

The closing date for applications is 1pm (GMT) on Friday, 19 February 2021. The result of the competition will be communicated to applicants by late March.

Previous holders of this Visiting Fellowship include Professor Jan Dumolyn (Ghent University, Belgium), Professor Norman Ingram (Concordia University, Canada), Professor Eric Jennings (University of Toronto, Canada), Professor Junko Takeda (Syracuse University, USA), Professor Dominique Kalifa (Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, France), Professor Nélia Dias (ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal), and Professor Andrew Orr (Kansas State University, USA).


We are delighted to announce the publication of the next book in St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture series:
Thomas A. Donlan, The Reform of Zeal: François de Sales and Militant French Catholicism


Contact us by writing to the co-directors, Dr. Sarah Easterby-Smith and Justine Firnhaber-Baker at:

Post: Centre for French History and Culture,
School of History
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