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Gwyn E. Jones MERL Fellowship Scheme for 2011-2012(2011-04-07)

Applications are invited for the Gwyn E. Jones MERL Fellowship Scheme for 2011-2012, tenable for up to twelve months, to support academic research in subject areas associated with the collections of the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), University of Reading.
This Fellowship has been generously endowed to commemorate the life and work of the late Gwyn E. Jones, who served for many years as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development at the University of Reading. He was directly involved in the work of the Museum for a number of years. Such activities revealed his strong dedication to the dissemination of new ideas in the field of rural research. With this in mind, the intention for this Fellowship is to create an opportunity for a researcher to develop and disseminate new work in the broad arena of rural research. Applications should aim to perpetuate Gwyn Jones’ own passion for the study of rural development, and to reflect the spirit of his contributions to this field.
Full details of the scheme are available from Museum’s website – Please note that the deadline for submissions is 1 May 2011. Further particulars may differ slightly to those of previous years. Even if you have applied before or have read details pertaining to earlier MERL Fellowships we would urge you to re-read the full particulars before submitting a proposal. To access the full particulars simply click on the link above and download the relevant pdf. If you have any further questions please contact Dr Ollie Douglas at

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