The Sloane Lab Community Fellowships Round One

We are seeking to appoint Community Fellows (ten in total until summer 2024) to contribute to “The Sloane Lab: Looking back to build future shared collections”, led by University College London (UCL)in partnership with the Technische Universität Darmstadt, British Museum (BM) and Natural History Museum (NHM). The fellow will undertake creative, critical, practice and/or research-led projects with the Sloane Lab, demonstrating the new forms of analysis and interpretation the project will unlock.

The fellowship comes with an award of £7,500. We welcome applications from outside as well as inside the United Kingdom. The tenure of the fellowship does not require residency in the UK. All fellowships will be hosted remotely online.

This advertised role offers an exciting opportunity for individuals with an interest in contributing to the Sloane Lab (, including but not limited to, digital humanists, artists, computer and data scientists and heritage practitioners (community or institution based). The Fellows will exemplify the research capacity unlocked by the Sloane Lab by undertaking creative, critical and/or research-led projects. Research areas may include but are not limited to local and family history, object biography, critical heritage, indigenous and devalued knowledge, or the transferability of the technology developed by the Sloane Lab.

The Sloane Lab is aligned with UCL’s commitment to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong (for more information see: We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce, including people of the Global Majority, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people, and women.

Start Date (round one): 27th March 2023 or based upon negotiation

End Date: The post is funded for 3 months

Application deadline: 9th January 2023

Application details and the application form

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