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The Munby Fellowship was founded in memory of the late Alan Noel Latimer Munby, a greatly respected scholar in the field of bibliography, especially in the history of the book trade and of book-collecting. Munby was Librarian of King’s College (1947–74), a Syndic of Cambridge University Library, and gave generously of his time and expertise to all who asked for his advice and help in pursuit of their research. 

The object of the Munby Fellowship is to continue his work by sponsoring bibliographical research based in the first instance on the collections of the libraries of Cambridge, and likely to be of benefit also, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. Within that general framework there are no restrictions on the choice of research subject which may concern printed or manuscript material, in any language. For 2022-23, two Munby Fellows are sought and at least one of them will conduct research on materials from beyond the European language areas which have historically been very under-represented in Munby Fellowship research. 

The current Munby Fellow for 2021-22 is Heather Wolfe.

Image: Alan Noel Latimer ‘Tim’ Munby, taken by A. C. Barrington Brown (Coll Photo 329, King’s College Library, Cambridge).

Munby Application details

The Fellowship is normally advertised each autumn for a post beginning in October the following year. The deadline for applications for the 2022-23 Munby Fellowship is 30 January 2022.