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The James Marrow Research Travel Fund


This fund has been established in celebration of Professor James H. Marrow, Honorary Keeper of Northern Illuminated Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Professor Emeritus of the Northern Renaissance at Princeton University. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance for students and independent scholars who need to travel to the Fitzwilliam Museum in order to undertake short term research on illuminated manuscripts preserved in its Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books.  

The award can be used to cover or contribute to travel to and from Cambridge and/or accommodation in Cambridge.

Level of award

Up to three awards will be made in 2022. Each award will be for up to £500.


  1. Applicants must be independent scholars or graduate students at an advanced stage of their research.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate clearly their need to study the Fitzwilliam Museum’s manuscripts.
  3. Applicants of any nationality, pursuing research in any country may apply. Applicants need to ensure that they have all documents necessary for their travel. The Fitzwilliam Museum is unable to assist with or advise on the acquisition of travel documents.
  4. Successful applicants may apply again after two years.

Conditions of award

  1. Successful applicants will be required to produce a brief report with the specific results of their research within three months of completing their visit.
  2. Successful applicants will be expected to send copies of publications or unpublished dissertations which have benefited from their research visit.
  3. Successful applicants will be expected to acknowledge their award from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s James Marrow Research Travel Fund in publications, dissertations, conference papers and any other results which have benefited from their research visit.

How to apply 

The completed and signed application form should be submitted together with a CV to Your reference must also be submitted by your referee to the above email address by the deadline.


Applications must be received by 30 June 2022. Successful applicants will be informed by 15 July 2022. The research visits will need to take place within 12 months of the award (that is by 14 July 2023).

How we will use your personal information

We will use your information to allow us to contact you about whether your application has been successful, and if you do receive funding to keep in touch with you to arrange the visit and transfer of funding.

We use your personal information in accordance with our contractual obligations as set out in the scheme guidelines 

For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see

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