Medieval Slavic Manuscripts and Culture

Category: Fellowships

Postgraduate Studentships in Slavonic Studies at the University of Nottingham

MA, MRes and PhD Studentships in Russian and Slavonic Studies
at the University of Nottingham for 2014-2015

Submitted to Early Slavic Listserv by Monica White (MSSI 2001)

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies are pleased to announce a number of doctoral (PhD) studentships which will cover tuition fees at the University’s UK/EU level and a contribution towards maintenance for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The school is also able to offer a number of MA studentships (stipend plus fee waiver) and MA fee waivers. The deadline for completed applications is 12th May 2014 but to be eligible for consideration for one of these awards you must first have been accepted for a place on the course.

Members of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies can supervise research students in the following areas:

  • 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature and Culture
  • Russian Cinema
  • Russian and Slavonic Linguistics
  • Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian Literatures and Cultural Studies
  • Slovene Literature and Culture
  • Medieval Russian and Byzantine History and Culture
  • Translation Studies

Further details about research in the Department can be found here:

For details of the application procedure for these awards and of other funding for which you may be eligible, please consult our funding webpage:

If you require any further information, please contact the School Postgraduate and Research Office on: t: +44 (0)115 846 8316/7 e:

Research Stipends: Hill Museum and Manuscript Library


Although not specifically listed in the announcement below, there are Slavic manuscripts on microform among the holdings of the Hill Manuscript Library. For example, if you search its online catalog Oliver, select Vienna and Austria’s National Library for Library from the dropdown menus. For shelfmark, simply put in “Slav” and the search results will include the codices Vindobonensis.Palatinus.Slav, described in Gerhard Birkfellner’s Glagolitische und kyrillische Handschriften in Österreich (Wien, 1975).

City:  Wien
Library: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Shelfmark: Slav


Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John’s University
Collegeville, Minnesota  56321
Phone: 320-363-2741
Fax: 320-363-3222

PURPOSE:  For research at the Library.
ELIGIBILITY:  Graduate students or scholars who are within three years of completing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree.
DURATION:  Two weeks to six months.
AMOUNTS:  Variable up to $2,000.

DEADLINES:  Twice a year.
April 15 for research conducted from July 1-December 31. November 15 for research conducted from January 1-June 30.

APPLICATION:  Submit a letter of application, c.v., a one-page description of the research project including proposed length of stay, an explanation of how the Library’s resources will enable you to advance your project, and a confidential letter of recommendation from your advisor, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of postdoctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of your work.

SEND:  All inquiries and materials to The Committee on Research, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, 2835 Abbey Plaza, Box 7300, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7300 or directed to, or fax (320) 363-3222.

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library houses extensive resources for the study of manuscripts and archives. Almost 130,000 manuscripts are available on microfilm and in digital format.  HMML has microfilmed extensively in Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Ethiopia, and is currently digitizing manuscripts in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, India, Malta and Italy. Consult the Library’s website for further information, including an electronic inventory of its collections (OLIVER) and a growing database of manuscript and book images (Vivarium).

Source: Email announcement from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library <>


Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies


Dietrich Reinhart OSB Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies

Application Deadline: December 15, 2012

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) announces the establishment of the Dietrich Reinhart OSB Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies, to be awarded annually for three years beginning with the Academic Year 2013-2014. The fellowship has been established through the generosity of Rebecca Haile and Jean Manas of New York, New York, in memory of Br. Dietrich Reinhart OSB (1949-2008). Br. Dietrich, 11th President of Saint John’s University, was a visionary leader who saw HMML as integral to the mission of Saint John’s Abbey and University, and enthusiastically promoted HMML’s work in the Middle East, Ethiopia, and India.

Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. They must have already been awarded a doctoral degree in a relevant field and have demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity relevant for their projects.

The Fellowship may be held for a full academic year (September 1-April 30) or for one semester (September 1-December 20; January 4-April 30). The Fellowship provides accommodation in an apartment at the Collegeville Institute on the Saint John’s University campus; working space at HMML; access to library, recreational and cultural activities at Saint John’s University; round-trip transportation; and a stipend of up to $25,000 for a full academic year. Stipends will be adjusted for less than a full year in residence.

Awardees will be expected to devote full attention to their research projects while in residence. They will also be expected to participate in a weekly seminar for Collegeville Institute resident scholars, to present their research in a public lecture sponsored by HMML, and to be a resource for HMML staff and other researchers during their stay.

Applicants are asked to provide: 1) a cover letter with current contact information and an indication of availability for a full-year or one-semester residency; 2) a description of the project to be pursued, including an explanation of how access to HMML’s resources will be important for its success (1000-1500 words); 3) an updated curriculum vitae; 4) two letters of reference.

The cover letter, project description, and CV should be sent by the applicant to; letters should be sent by the referees directly to the same email address or in hard copy to Julie Dietman, HMML, Box 7300, Collegeville, MN 56321.

Applications for the Academic Year 2013-14 are due December 15, 2012. The decision and acceptance process will be completed by the end of February 2013.

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is a sponsored program of Saint John’s University, with the world’s largest collection of research material for the study of manuscripts. HMML holds microfilm and digital images of more than 135,000 complete manuscripts. In addition to Latin manuscripts, HMML’s collections are particularly rich in Ethiopic, Syriac, Arabic, and Armenian manuscripts.

Source: Website of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library,, via OSU Byzantinist, Professor Anthony Kaldellis.